Fairly straight forward piece, but, slightly strange in that its key markers…seakeeping, multirole modularity (i.e mission deck space) and increasing importance being placed on offboard systems (requiring both seakeeping and mission deck space!!) aren’t really great strengths of the fairly conventional STX product line! Its a better fit for something like the 70m OPV showed by A&R at the last Euronaval: http://www.defence24.pl/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Zdj_SWAT_70_m1.jpg …and the £40mn 60m pilot/accomodation hull also from the Bremen outfit… http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_b976wTDcJ8U/TGwDljKBepI/AAAAAAAArMU/8SiGkUym03I/s1600/Lotsenstationsschiff+Weser.jpg A hull that provides an interesting foundation for a high-endurance 14-16knt cruise, 22knt sprint, OCPV. One with perfect characteristics for towing droggy or MCMW arrays or for providing a stable launch/recovery platform for davit deployed units…or for rotary air. All on a very modest hull able to provide decent levels of habitation for long-duration droggy taskings.