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- 3 January 2006
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Forecast International said:Design studies for the UKRN Air Defense Frigate (then designated the Type 84 Destroyer) covered a wide range of single- and double-ended options.
Forecast International said:Original British design studies for the Type 84 destroyer (the precursor to the Project Horizon Common New Generation frigate) featured a Seawolf secondary battery mounted amidships with four Type 911 trackers. This gave a most impressive eight-channel missile-based close-in weapon system (CIWS).
The Type 8X nseries designation indicates a multi-purpose escort, rather than the ASW oriented Type 2X series or the AAW oriented Type 4X series. It raises the question of how the preceding NFR-90 was designated by the RN?