- 14 August 2009
- Reaction score
http://navy-matters.beedall.com/fsc-pre2005.htmPerhaps the most interesting (although very unlikely to be built for the RN "as is") is the CERBERUS stealth corvette design. The 2000 tonnes, 116m long, Cerberus is designed to deal with the sub-surface, surface and air threats to both itself and vessels in convoy. Cerberus can be installed with the Mk41 Vertical Launch System which allows for the fitting of Evolved Sea Sparrow (ESSM) in lieu of Aster and extends the potential range of weapons that may be carried to include ASROC and the proposed vertical launch Harpoon. A mixture of systems including SeaRAM, a medium calibre gun and two 30mm mountings provides inner layer air defence.