Sometimes, You Just Need a Really Tough Frigate
War Is Boring
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While the LCS got rightfully lambasted, this vessel shares the same problem of enormous cost.

$700m+ for a vessel essentially tasked with drug & fishing interdiction.

Militarise this vessel and it will probably hit the billion mark.

As mentioned, the West is awash with capable frigate designs that can be constructed under license in the USA….. just like some coast guard vessels already are.

This is all moot anyway!