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Brian Grafton
Victoria BC Canada
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Norwegian naval news
3/24/2021 9:04:12 PM
The Barent Sea Observer offers the following, which might not be all that big a deal, though I’ve seldom seen such a public release offering so little information.

Beyond the obvious commitment Norway is making at some rather sobering cost, I was taken by some random associations which came to mind as I read this article:
• German-made/designed subs still get the prefix “U-“. In WW2, the numbers were VII and XI, I believe; not they are in the 200s. Variants are variants, of course!
• IIUC from what I’ve noted recently, this suggests that one of these ordered subs will cost about what a single F-35 price tag has risen to. Yikes!
• given the photo accompanying the article, and thinking of Norway’s coastline, I hope these four boats come with “bitchin’ good” navigation systems.

Cheers. And stay safe.
Brian G
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kaii
Oslo  
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Norwegian naval news
3/26/2021 6:41:31 PM
Is it just me or did you forget to include the link here Brian?

I am guessing the link refers to the decision (finally!)to order four new subs in a joint project with Germany (?). The U212CD class will be a beast and a very nasty opponent for any surface vessel.
Just wish Norway could order the amount we actually need (minimum six, ideally 8 or 10), but four is a start I guess.

K



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