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UK RN lines up first Seawolf mid-life update
« on: December 16, 2007, 05:44:41 PM »
UK RN lines up first Seawolf mid-life update
12 December 2007
By Richard Scott

The UK Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland will be the first of up to 17 RN warships to receive the Seawolf Mid-Life Update (SWMLU), a package of tracking, guidance and weapon management upgrades designed to confer the Seawolf point-defence missile system with a significantly enhanced capability to counter an evolving anti-ship cruise missile threat.

Sutherland, designated as Type 23 first of class for the SWMLU upgrade, will be modified as part of a 12-month, GBP35 million (USD71.3 million) refit being undertaken by Babcock Marine at Rosyth. The ship is due to return to the fleet at the end of 2008.

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http://www.janes.com/news/defence/systems/idr/idr071212_1_n.shtml

 



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