John Major MP. "Lets
get back to basics."
First we build a
hull, in the right proportions for a good stable
platform, and give it a board
margin of ten percent for modifications. We
standardized every part of the ship so that, if
we build two or three or more they will all be
constructed from the same parts and all have the
same nuts, bolts engines and machinery all of
which are interchangeable and therefore reducing
the huge cost in holding spares. This of course
allows the hull to build in any shipyard at a
fixed cost, with adjustments for inflation.
Therefore increasing competition and of course
keeping costs under control.
On weapons, radars, and computers, again
standardization throughout this group of
something like this configuration.
In secondary weapons:
1 ◊ BAE 4.5 inch Mk 8 naval gun
2 ◊ Oerlikon 30 mm guns
1 ◊ Phalanx CIWS
2 ◊ miniguns
4 ◊ general purpose machine guns
Air Surveillance radar
Room should be like all the others standardized,
and fully compatible with other ships
working together. The software should be
compatible again with all ships.
It should be noted of course over time these
secondary weapons, and radars, may need to be
updated, but this can be done without an
expensive midlife refit which these ships are
designed not to require.
Primary weapon system.
So what weapon
system do you fit to the ship to deal with
ONE THAT CAN