Exactly, so why did you mention packing all cells only with ESSM? I said you might want to load more SM2 and you went on trying to convince me that ESSM is better than Aster-30, which was irrational. It is better to have 32 Aster-30 than have 64 ESSM on ship.its possible to load SM-2 to Turkish Frigate-140
16 cells VLS for 24x ESSM and 10x SM-2 ..... total of 34x SAMs to compare with 32x SAMs on FREMM Frigate
btw Turkey develops SIPER long range SAM which is similar to ASTER-30
and Turkish Frigate-140 carry 16x anti-ship missiles , French FREMM Frigate carry only 8x anti-ship missiles
Again, European have a different VLS and American frigate based on FREMM, the Constellation-class frigate does have 32-cells that could be loaded with American missiles such as ESSM & SM-2 and 16 Anti-ship missiles.
the Constellation-class frigate (based on FREMM)
32-cells for AAW
16 anti-ship missiles
the Turkey's Frigate 140
16-cells for AAW
16 anti-ship missiles
Of course, it won't be even comparable since the Constellation-class frigate benefits (based on FREMM) the Aegis Combat System.
However, again I won't say FREMM is superior design since each navy has their own priorities & budgets.
No, Italy has developed the davide/strales system so they could use OTO Melara 76/62mm with the davide/strales system and DART guided-ammunition in Super-Rapid mode for CIWS duty such as air-defence (and they are not wrong). Italy prefers utilizing OTO Melara 76/62mm as CIWS over their pretty decent (again, nowhere the best) DARDO (DART) 40mm.76mm ? İts main naval gun
but Turkish Frigate-140 has both 76mm main naval gun and 35mm CIWS
This is why they have either 2 OTO Melara 76/62mm davide/strales guns or one OTO Melara 76/62mm davide/strales and Otobreda 127/64 Vulcano on their ship.
Even then the Italian company, fincantieri, offers a dedicated CIWS if a customer chose not to use the 76mm gun with the davide/strales system and DART guided-ammunition for CIWS.
Again, it all depends on what each navy demands & requires.
The image is from www.fincantieri.com
Yeah and Frigate-140 (6500 tons) is listed here with only 16 cells. That's why I thought it was a bit underwhelming, especially for a ship that is not in service, but a new design.but 6.500 tons Frigate-140 can be equipped with 32 cells VLS
However, the point is each navy has different priorities & budgets.