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Schelde Combatant 12717: Stealthy Dutch Frigate?

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This image was was posted by Neptune in the Merchant Shipping thread:



This proposal was also depicted in the Thales brocure for an integrated mast, which houses a Smart S Mk2 radar in a "stealthy" enclosure. Here is the link:

http://www.thales-naval.com/naval/activities/int-top-des/integrated-topside-design.pdf

Can anyone offer more information?

Does this design merely demonstrate Thales "integrated-topside-design" capabilities, or has this proposal been promoted by Schelde?
 

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Image from Thales brochure
 

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Image from Thales advertisment
 

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Better quality ad image.
 

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This would be the Dutch Equivalent of the French Swordship: same ideas, but more practical.
Retractable gun, no observable extentions apart from the NH90. There's quite a bit of Visby in there too.
 

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The focal point of this design was an early version of the current Thales integrated mast which incorporated an internal, conventional rotating Smart S MkII radar. It is unclear as to whether this design study was directed at domestic or foreign orders?
 

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TinWing said:
This image was was posted by Neptune in the Merchant Shipping thread:



This proposal was also depicted in the Thales brocure for an integrated mast, which houses a Smart S Mk2 radar in a "stealthy" enclosure. Here is the link:

http://www.thales-naval.com/naval/activities/int-top-des/integrated-topside-design.pdf

Can anyone offer more information?

Does this design merely demonstrate Thales "integrated-topside-design" capabilities, or has this proposal been promoted by Schelde?

Having come to this thread rather late, I can't get the brochure from the above link. Is it possible to get it from someone?
 

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http://www.milcis.com.au/milcis2007pdf/3.4d%20Lubben%20-%20Integrated%20Topside%20Design.pdf
 

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