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Re: Armarment of Type 31 probably similar to Type 26
The anti-ship missile launchers on the drawings are much more massive than the LMM - but if the Type 31 only gets LMM and a real anti-ship missile in 2030, the armament would be really weak (at least the anti-ship capability). But it would be still significantly more heavy armed than the frigates of the times of that specialist... And still has a anti-ship capability similar to the Type 26 (close to non)...
It appears that really a lot of western navies have troubles with anti-ship missiles. The German Brandenburg class has their antique MM38 Exocet replaced by Harpoon Block 1C - also close to have to be retired... RBS-15 are in use on board of the corvettes and NSM will be bought, not sure for which class of ships (F126?).
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