A Frigate in 10 years - Challenges and Opportunities

  • Thomas Lamb College of Engineering


Colombia is involved in preliminary philosophies regarding the acquisition of frigates in the next 10 years. This presents many challenges as well as opportunities. This not a unique situation as many maritime countries have struggled with this matter over the past 50 years. The question that quickly arises is whether a country should design and construct new naval ships themself or follow one or a combination of the many options that have been used over this period. This presentation will review these options as both challenges and opportunities and hopefully provide a starting point for important discussions of this subject.


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Author Biography

Thomas Lamb, College of Engineering

University of Michigan, College of Engineering, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Lynnwood, USA.


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How to Cite
Lamb, T. (2013). A Frigate in 10 years - Challenges and Opportunities. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 7(13), 23-36. https://doi.org/10.25043/19098642.81
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