See some procurement philosophies that the Danes adopted - that would appeal to NZ's. So perhaps by the time we start to tender for our next generation of frigate, the Iver Huitfeldt class might be a mature contender?
Turns out that the budget for all three was USD$940m, offset by 209 million in re-used equipment like: ESSM cell modules, Harpoon and 76 mm guns. So at just over USD$310m per hull! the Danes built - to plan - some incredibly economic Frigates (vs.the reported USD$400-600m per hull currently reported for their competitors: FREMM/Type26). Given NZ's need to budget, I hope they enter as a serious contender for our Frigate tender whenever it eventuates?