OSLO, Norway – Are you a navy looking to spend less when buying and operating warships? Norwegian defense company Kongsberg reckons it may have the answer. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article
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7 Oct. 2019 -- Kongsberg has taken the wraps off a new multirole warship design that company officials say extensively uses commercial systems and can be built in commercial yards for substantially less money and in less time than can traditional warships.
With warship procurement becoming eye-wateringly expensive, Kongsberg’s defense and aerospace arm is pitching its Vanguard design as a way to save money via a 50 percent life-cycle cost reduction.
Vanguard will have what is effectively a plug-and-play capability, enabling the multipurpose vessel to pack containers — that meet this International Organization for Standardization’s guidelines — with equipment to swap missions as diverse as hydrographic survey to anti-submarine, area-denial, and other roles in a matter of hours.
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