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2013-01-02 The Grand Turk
US to sell two frigates to Turkey
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Posted by Steve White 2013-01-02 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6468 views ]  Top

#1 The single arm missile launcher was pulled a few years back, not certain why, running costs I would guess. Without the missile launcher it's only 9 times more effective than a LCS.

Posted by Shipman 2013-01-02 03:42||   2013-01-02 03:42|| Front Page Top

#2 My first thought was something on the order of "Old Ironsides"
Posted by Cheaderhead 2013-01-02 05:49||   2013-01-02 05:49|| Front Page Top

#3 Who would they use it against? Or is this just a way to drive Turkey deeper into financial issues, just as their population issues worsen?
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-02 09:10||   2013-01-02 09:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Turkey already operates this class of frigate; likely these two would be added as a stop-gap measure until implementation of (or in place of) Turkey's announced indigenous frigate program.

As far as financial issues, the cost is somewhat less than a new one, usually overhauling/repair and updating the vessel.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-02 17:27||   2013-01-02 17:27|| Front Page Top

#5 Who would they use it against?

Russia.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2013-01-02 17:54||   2013-01-02 17:54|| Front Page Top

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