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    Carlo Bergamini class destroyers (Italian FREMM), two variants, GP & ASW

    I thought the following graphics might be interesting to some here. Note that the GP variant has a 5 inch gun.

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    The graphic below was excerpted from the CRS...

    The graphic below was excerpted from the CRS report (R44972) "Navy Frigate (FFG(X)) Program, Background and Issues for Congress", dated 20 December 2019.

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    In that CRS report the stated...
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    Ammunition for use in USN's Mark 110 57mm gun...

    Ammunition for use in USN's Mark 110 57mm gun utilized in LCS and other platforms.

    First video below shows BAE Bofors FUZE 3P programmable ammunition, and second video below shows BAE's newer ORKA...
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    A 5-inch gun could add a lot of useful...

    A 5-inch gun could add a lot of useful capability, more especially with newer ammunitions.

    USNI News reported that in the Summer of 2018, USN succesfully tested 20 of BAE Systems' hyper velocity...
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    At what speed? ...is an important consideration....

    At what speed? ...is an important consideration.

    Fuel consumption with respect to time is coarsely proportional to the cube of speed, and with respect to distance is coarsely proportional to the...
  6. Red China an insidious threat inside Australia ???

    Recent news item in The New York Times:




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    I suspect that flight maneuver will soon be in...

    I suspect that flight maneuver will soon be in the software if it is not already there.
  8. Thread: Florida man...

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    Quoted snippet below was excerpted from the full...

    Quoted snippet below was excerpted from the full article at the following link.
    https://news.usni.org/2019/05/28/lockheed-martin-wont-submit-freedom-lcs-design-for-ffgx-contest
  10. Blue Ridge class command ship USS Mount Whitney (JCC 20)

    Blue Ridge class command ship USS Mount Whitney (JCC 20) is in the news recently.
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    Perhaps should also included Bill Weld in the...

    Perhaps should also included Bill Weld in the race.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM50YXrLRY8
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    The Feb 04, 2019 revision of the CRS R44972 has...

    The Feb 04, 2019 revision of the CRS R44972 has been released, Congessional Research Service report:

    "Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program:
    Background and Issues for Congress"
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    Congressional Budget Office has suggested some...

    Congressional Budget Office has suggested some cost cutting.
    https://www.cbo.gov/system/files?file=2018-12/54667-budgetoptions.pdf



    It looks like the incoming Democrat chairman of the House...
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    I really don't know.

    I really don't know.
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    Or maybe adapt it by adding a different...

    Or maybe adapt it by adding a different discarding sabot for the 6.1 inch gun onto a new 5-inch round guided hyper velocity round that they seem to want to buy for the Arleigh Burkes and Ticos.
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    The AGS guns are a portion of the complex AGS...

    The AGS guns are a portion of the complex AGS system.

    A non-half-ass solution to changing gun systems would be very far from trivial, certainly not cheap, and NGFS seems to be far down the list...
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