June 28th, 2015, 13:40
Very nice to see the Skjold class coastal corvette! (formerly called Missile torpedo boat) We don't really have the funding to have these boats in the Norwegian military, but the ships themselves are rather lethal machines. Very high speed, stealth capabilities and a heavy armament of one 76 gun and 8 Norwegian made NSM long range anti ship stealth missiles. Really made for a cold war type scenario. Their high cost made them unwelcome in the Norwegian military and the program was only saved by the politicians which wanted to save the ship yard which made them... But in todays situation with Russia, they are maybe not a bad capability to have after all.. if the Norwegian navy only could find money to fund their use..