Afinal tratam-se de navios já dos anos 60. Para isso, mais valia fazerem como a Índia, e tentarem junto dos EUA um Austin.
23 March 2007 11:18 The French military has awarded a $9m contract to American firm Orbital Sciences Corp for the development of a maritime defence target rocket.It is the first time that the Chandler wing of Orbital has sold the GQM-163A supersonic sea-skimming target vehicle to a foreign government.The rocket replicates aerial threats targeting boats. The land-launched missile flies to 2,000ft, then dips back to the water surface, flying at Mach 2 about 15ft above the surface. The price includes support equipment, parts, technical data and additional support to the French navy. Additional rockets will cost about two-thirds the price.Orbital uses its Chandler plant to build the majority of its rockets, including those used in the American Department of Defence missile defence program and many for NASA's space satellite program. The company employs more than 1,000 workers at the Chandler plant, which accounts for about 40% of the company's business.Orbital overcame competition from the Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin to land the contract.Fonte
Sem duvida alguma, as HORIZON tem uma capacidade de poder de fogo superior a um navio do tipo fragata. Inclusive, o aspecto do navio lembra mais um ``destroyer´´ do que uma fragata. Até colocava aqui uma das fotografias que tirei mas não sei como fazer.Alto! Ainda posso ser alvo da DGSE!