posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 09:54 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
True, didn't think about that.
But the Japanese design is conventional designed from scratch, of course they would take all this into consideration with the evaluation but I don't
know how you can put a price on the engineering risk of converting a design to one already designed.
Time will tell but I see as many problems as we had with the Collins Class.
Apparently one of the key requirements is for a staff complement which can rotate to prevent fatigue on the long sorties Australian Subs need to go
on, the Japanese accommodation was too small as Japanese are usually smaller than their Aussie counterparts whereas the French design is bigger
because it is Nuclear Powered...so there you go, Japan can blame genetics for missing out on the deal!
edit on 26 4 2016 by Forensick because: (no reason given)