Finally, a Norwegian Nansen comparable firepower destroyer escort service
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According to the U.S. Associated Press reported on January 24, Norwegian Navy has moved from Spain Navan Tia shipyard to receive the first five and last a “Nansen” class frigate “托尔赫耶达 Seoul” was. “托尔海耶达 Seoul” was its sister ship will replace the Norwegian naval equipment, “Oslo” class frigates. Reported that, “Nansen” class frigates from Spain and Norway to develop at least 250 Norwegian enterprises to participate in the “Nansen” class frigate project.
fire powerful Nordic small ship
public information, “Nansen” class frigates length of 132 meters, maximum width of 16.8 meters, draft 7.6 meters, full load displacement of 5219 tons. There are four MTU396 ship engines, power of 900 kilowatts each, for the dual-axis forward, maximum speed 26, cruising speed 18. The popular stealth ship design, hull and coated with a smooth transition surface radar absorbing materials, the overall strong performance stealth.
“Nansen” class frigates of the fire can not be underestimated. The ship is equipped with a front deck, produced by Italian 奥托梅莱拉 76 mm rapid-fire guns. Gun rear is Lockheed Martin’s 8-cell MK41 Vertical Launching devices, each unit has four built-improved “Sea Sparrow” missile defense. “Sea Strike Missile” is the “Nansen” class frigate armament of a highlight. The missile defense by the Norwegian company Kongsberg development, maximum range of 200 km, using stealth design and composite guidance system, has become a US-made F-35 stealth fighter’s standard weapon. In addition, the ship is also equipped with anti-submarine torpedoes and a helicopter. Can be seen, “Nansen” class frigates and large enough firepower destroyer comparable.
mini-version of “Aegis” ships
“Nansen” class frigates were five from Spain and Norway joint research and development, specifically by the Spanish Navan pedicle Asian shipyard. Norwegian Navy’s selection of Navan Tia shipyard “Nansen” class frigate, is the fancy which can be the “Aegis” system integrated into the displacement of smaller frigates of unique skills and experience. The ship is equipped with a simplified version of “Aegis” radar, although this led to the tall ship’s superstructure, but the sea in the Bay of Biscay during the test, “Nansen” class frigate once the maximum speed of 26 forward, the entire hull center of gravity does not rise, driving is still fast smooth.
look at the overall air defense capabilities, a simplified version of AN/SPY-1D control radar can only launch an improved “Sea Sparrow” missile defense, not regional air defense capability, but it has to meet Norwegian Navy’s current needs.
5 ship, “Nansen” class frigates not only separately overseas peacekeeping and anti-piracy and other tasks, but also as a “flagship”, with the Norwegian Navy’s “shield” class stealth missile boats, “Alta” class minesweepers and “Ural” class submarines and other tasks.