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Monday, 24 July 2017 01:19

TYPE-26 FRIGATE

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMISSIONED HOMEPORT
    Glasgow
    Cardiff
    Belfast
    Birmingham
    Sheffield
    Newcastle
    Edinburgh
    London
  • Length
    • 149.9 meters.
  • Beam
    • 20.8 meters
  • Displacement
    • 6,900 tons.
  • Propulsion
    • COmbined Diesel eLectric Or Gas (CODLOG)
    • 1 Rolls Royce MT30 Gas Turbine of 36,000 MW
    • 4 MTU diesel gensets powered by Type 20V 4000 M53B engines
    • 2 electric motors
    • 2 variable pitch propellers
  • Speed
    • 26 knots.
  • Range
    • 7,000 NM
  • Complement
    • 118
  • Sensors
    • Air/surface radar: Type 997 ARTISAN (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation)
    • Navigation radar: Kelvin Hughes Ltd SharpEye
    • Thales Type 2050 hull sonar
    • Thales Type 2087 towed array sonar
  • ESM/ECM
    • Thales Scorpion 2
  • Countermeasures
    • Mk 251 Sea Gnat
    • Type 182 towed torpedo decoys
  • Systems
    • Combat Management Systems: BAE CMS-1
    • Data Link 11/16/22
    • Rohde & Schwarz NAVICS Integrated communications systems
    • Communications SHF SATCOM, INMARSAT, UHF, HF, VHF.
  • Weapons
    • 1 Lockheed Martin Mk41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) with 24 cells for Sea Ceptor, Tomahawk y LRASM (Long Range Anti-Ship Missile)
    • 1 gun BAE Mk-45 5/62"
    • 2 DS30M Mark 2 Automated Small Calibre Gun
    • 2 CIWS Raytheon Phalanx Block 1B
    • SEA Lightweight Torpedo Launcher for Stingray Mod. 1 torpedoes
  • Aircraft carried
    • The flight deck will be of sufficient size to handle large helicopters like Merlin and especially, Chinook.
    • The hangar can accommodate up to two helicopters the size of a AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat or AgustaWestland Merlin.[48] The hangar also has space to accommodate Unmanned aerial vehicles.
Published in United Kingdom
Saturday, 22 July 2017 06:00

QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    HMS Queen Elizabeth R 08 17 July 2014  
    HMS Prince of Wales R 09    
  • Length
    • 284 meters.
  • Beam
    • 73 meters.
  • Draft
    • 11 meters.
  • Displacement
    • 70,600 tons.
  • Propulsion
    • CODLAG (Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas Turbine propulsion)
    • Sistema de mando y control de propulsión de L-3 Communications
    • 2 Rolls Royce Trent MT30 of 36MW gas turbine.
    • 2 Wartsila 16V38 diesel generator
    • 2 Wartsila 12V38 diesel generator
    • 1 Wartsila 12V200 emergency diesel generator
    • 2 AIM (Advanced Induction Motors).
    • 2 variable pitch propellers of 6,7 m.
  • Speed
    • 25 knots.
  • Range
    • 10,000 NM
  • Complement
    • Crew: 286 personas
    • Air group: 900
  • Sensors
    • Air radar: Thales/BAE Systems Insyte S1850M 3D in D band
    • Air/surface radar: BAE Insyte Type 997 Artisan 3D in E/F band
    • Navigation radar: Sperry Marine VisionMaster
    • Precision approach radar: Selex SPN-720
    • Electro-optical sensor: Ultra Electronics 2500 with Glide Path Camera (GPC)
  • Countermeasures
    • Terma Mk-137 SKWS (Soft Kill Weapon System)
    • Type 2170 towed decoy.
  • Systems
    • Combat System BAE CMS-1 (Combat Management System)
    • Data Link-11/16/22
  • Weapons
    • 3 CIWS Raytheon Phalanx Block 1B
    • 3 guns DS30M Mk-2 of 30 mm.
  • Aircraft carried
    • Flight deck measures 277 x 73 metres.
    • Hangar deck measures 155 by 33.5 metres.
    • Sky jump:.
    • 2 Aircraft lifts (forward and aft)
    • Capacity to accommodate up to 40 aircraft 280m flight deck, capable of landing Chinook and Merlin helicopters
    • Hangar, capable of accommodating and maintaining fixed and rotary wing aircraft
Published in United Kingdom

Brazil has selected the European MBDA Sea Ceptor system for installation on future Tamandaré class corvettes. Tamandaré class corvettes future will be based on the Barosso class corvettes and have a multirole configuration, with capacity for anti-ship and anti-air defense. They will have a main gun and secondary armament.

They will have a displacement of 2,700 tons with a length of just over 100 meters. Will also flight deck and hangar for helicóperos of medium size.

The MBDA Sea Ceptor is an all-weather missile air defense. It has been developed for the Ministry of Defence of United Kingdom to equip the ships of the Royal Navy Type 23, replacing the Sea Wolf system and for new frigates Type 26. It has also been selected by the Royal New Zealand Navy to replace the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow in Anzac class frigates.

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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and Royal Air Force (RAF) land bases.

The contract for the F-35B aircraft forms part of the MOD’s investment in Lightning II over the next 5 years to procure an initial 14 of these multi-role fifth generation aircraft, as well as putting in place the necessary support arrangements and infrastructure.

Further contracts will cover the procurement of a range of equipment such as engines.

The news comes as a UK test team has completed initial aircraft handling trials for ASRAAM and Paveway IV on the F-35B aircraft.

Trial rounds, which are identical to the operational weapons, were tested for the first time during a series of flights from the US Navy’s test facility at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

These initial tests are an important step in integrating weapons onto the F-35B, allowing test pilots to understand how they affect the way the aircraft performs and handles.

The aircraft are short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) and feature the latest stealth capabilities alongside intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) technology.

www.gov.uk

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