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Offline Charles Gray

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Re: DCNS SMX-25 SSGT concept
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2011, 04:42:42 pm »
It's another 'submarine cruiser'...
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As the previous comment said, 'Too Many Holes'...

not entirely-- the concept allows a ship to avoid conventional surface to surface weapons, and complicates any attacking force's job.  I don't see this as the possession of powers like hte US that can pretty much assure air dominance, but second and third tier powers that may not be able to trust in their control of the air.   
As for the speed, the speed would complicate the ability of any enemy to determine where the ship was from sightings. For example, if Taiwan had a few, they could loiter well beyond the likely range of Chinese forces, and still be in a position to dash back in. 

Offline amsci99

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Re: DCNS SMX-25 SSGT concept
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2011, 11:43:29 pm »
Seems like a possible contender for a capable USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) for littoral warfare if it could be scaled down.

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Re: DCNS SMX-25 SSGT concept
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2013, 11:54:28 am »
Erbil Serter submersible frigate concept:

source: Jane's IDR quarterly report 1997