Originally Posted by ASSAIL
If the above comes to fruition the whole project is a WOFTAM. These ships will not be worthy as frigates for the RN. They may as well build them for Bangladesh and be done with it.
It's better to maintain credibility with small numbers of capable ships in the A-league than to beef up numbers with liabilities from nowhere.
The allocated funds are better off spent on one or two extra T26.
To be fair the RN isn't the only one looking at going this route, though I suppose it depends on how much is got for the price tag, compared to the Frigates of intermediate size
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