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Regional Deterrence Ship

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I found a report and some artwork of the Team 1992 of the Naval Postgraduate School - Total Ship Systems Engineering on how an affordable future frigate for the US Navy might look like. They named the ship the Regional Deterence Ship (RDS).

Web link to a paper written by Team 1992 of the Naval Postgraduate School dated June 1994:
http://www.nps.edu/Academics/GSEAS/TSSE/docs/projects/1992/rds2010.pdf
 

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Note that there is clearly a 16-round VLS just forward of the hangar. Also note that at least someone at the time thought that fitting a crane (thus having 13-round VLS) was sensible, both fore and aft.
 

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One of the captions stipulates " mortar". Wold that be a Russian style ASM mortar/ rocket system or rather a countermeasures vector?
 

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It was intended as a shallow-water ASW weapon, possibly with anti-torpedo capacity. The full report talks about RBU-6000 or updated Hedgehog but ultimately recommends a new development.
 

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