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Australian destroyers
« on: June 18, 2007, 06:46:52 PM »
The three planned $7 billion warfare destroyers to be built by Collins-class submarine builder ASC in Adelaide are destined to become Australia's front line warships though to the mid-21st century.

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Re: Australian destroyers
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 07:38:33 AM »
More info

Endurance: 5000 to 6000 nautical miles
Top Speed: 28-30knots
Cruising: 18knots
Crew: About 180
Training bunks for 40

Area Air Warfare stuff:

AEGIS combat system
AN/SPY-1D(v) Wolume Search Radar
ESSM and SM-2 missiles
Mk 41 VLS
Horizon Search Radar

Surface Warfare:

Surface to Surface Missile (Harpoon)
Five inch Gun

Undersea Warfare:

Hull Mounted Sonar
Towed Array Sonar
Mine and Obstacle Avoidence Sonar
Torpedo Self Defence System

Land Attack

Five inch gun
Extended Range Munitions

The Federal Government has chosen Gibbs & Cox as the preferred designer for the RAN's AWD's.
G&C joins the team made uo if ASC shipbulder PTY Ltd, and Raytheon Australia.

G&C were chosen because they offered a superior bid in terms of value for money


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Re: Australian destroyers
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 02:54:58 PM »
G&C were chosen because they offered a superior bid in terms of value for money

Navantia's offer was $1 billion cheaper, they could have added a lot of capability for that money. Why don't they just say it: "We wanted a big US boat anyhow, this bid was set up to buy it within the laws."
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