I was wondering, what if the radar of T1 frigs was removed and instead given to T1 subs? It would softly encourage maintaining a few subs in your frig mix which in turn gives decent targets for torpedo bombers to make intel more valuable during the early navy stage. It would also make drops and so on stronger since it's meta to make just a line of frigates to see anything coming your way on any large navy map.
I don't feel like it would make subs significantly more powerful and it would also really help out UEF destroyer since frigates have 80 radar range compared to valiant 60 damage range but only 28 range for their actual weapon. A lot tougher to find them in the jamming frigate mix for UEF if you don't have perpetual intel on them.
This wouldn't apply to t2 subs because of the fact UEF and sera don't have them, but I wouldn't be opposed to letting sera destro and cooper also have radar if it wants to be extended to t2 subs.
Do people think it would open up more interesting play in early navy?
I was thinking about this because of those navy maps (ie skadi) where you have tons of reclaim in the water. If you get early control with frigates, you deny all reclaim forever because 3 frigates see anything dropped and will close in and kill the engineers immediately.