I don't believe it is. Would have thought Tactical Length would have presented some integration issues though given its larger size. The CGI doesn't appear to be big enough for Tactical Length looking at other T-26 side views (the height of a Merlin is converniently roughly the height of tactical length Mk.41)
Tought maybe its different for MK.41 single cell launcher? Given that it looks like only 6 cells which means if it is MK.41 its only the SCL or well 6 of them.
To be honest it doesn't make sense. Why not just have 32 Mk.41 Strike Length up front like the Australian Hunter Class? The UK's Type 26 has space for 24 CAMM cells up front, so why not 8 Self Defence or Tactical Length Mk.41 there on CSC...
Maybe. It also looks like it is a little bit larger which they could do. Just raise the mk.41 higher.
 
Budget wise that would make sense...so probably wouldn't happen. It would address the complaint many have made around low missile count...8 Self-Defence Mk.41 could add 32 ESSM, along with 2 x 11 RAM in SeaRAM. With the 24 Strike Length Mk.41 and seperate canisterised NSM that would actually give CSC very reasonable missile stocks.
The graphic states "6-cell Mk 41 VLS". That's 24 ESSM II in place of the previous 24 CAMM.
 
The graphic states "6-cell Mk 41 VLS". That's 24 ESSM II in place of the previous 24 CAMM.

I'm not sure what their sourcing is. If they are relying on the latest infographic, it's clearly old and does not reflect the change from CAMM to RAM. That's where the 6 cells comes from, I believe. There is a 6-cell configuration of the Mk41 Single-Cell Launcher, but it looks quite different from the ExLS shown in the old illustrations. It would be noticable on renders.

ESSM was always included in the forward VLS. Not sure why they would be adding cells for ESSM as well as adding RAM launchers.
 
ESSM was always included in the forward VLS. Not sure why they would be adding cells for ESSM as well as adding RAM launchers.
Increased Magazine depth. If they fit Back there 24-32 ESSM then the front can be used for sm-2 and TLAM only. That gives probaly more SM-2's If they go with 8 TLAM's per ship. RAM will just fill the CWIS requierments without the need for an VLS
 

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