Formidable Class frigate Republic Singapore Navy RSN Guided Missile Frigate Intrepid Steadfast Tenacious Stalwart Supreme datasheet pictures photos video specifications

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Formidable Class frigate - Republic of Singapore Navy
Formidable Guided Missile Frigate - RSN
 
 
 
 
Description

The formidable-class frigates are derivates of French La Fayette-class frigates. In march 2000, French group DCNS has been awarded the contract for the design and fabrication of six frigates. The first frigate has been built in Lorient, France, while the others have been built locally by Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine.

the Formidable-class is the latest surface platform of the Republic of Singapore Navy. Six frigates have been built between 2004 and 2006: F68 Formidable, F69 Intrepid, F70 Steadfast, F71 Tenacious, F72 Stalwart, F73 Supreme. The frigates are equipped with stealth technology to complement their advanced sensor and weapons suite. They are capable of dealing with multidimensional naval threats from the air, surface or underwater. They are to be equipped with organic naval helicopters which will significantly increase their war-fighting capabilities.

A new Fire Control Radar has been installed on Tenacious. It is identified as a Thales STIR 1.2 EO Mk2 which is coupled to the OTO Melara 76/62 Super Rapido main gun and be used for long-range observation of contacts of interest with radar cold. Tenacious seems also to be equipped with a non-lethal device Long-Range Acoustic Device 500 Xtreme (LRAD 500X). In the future, all Formidable frigates should be fitted with this systems.

 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
Formidable
68
01/2004
05/2007
Intrepid
69
07/2004
02/2008
Steadfast
70
01/2005
02/2008
Tenacious
71
07/2005
02/2008
Stalwart
72
12/2005
01/2009
Supreme
73
05/2006
01/2009
 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Missions

» Strike against land targets
» Long range patrol and surveillance
» Escort of high value assets such as Amphibious Vessels

» ASW, AAW, ASUW, EW

Design
The formidable-class frigates are derivates of French La Fayette-class frigates. The frigates are equipped with stealth technology to complement their advanced sensor and weapons suite.
Weapons

Guns:
» 1x 76/62mm OTO Melara Super Rapido (will be replaced by OTO Melara 127/64 LW gun)
» 2x 25mm Mk38 Mod. 2
Typhoon Weapon Station Stabilised Gun
» 4x 12,7 mm CIS 50MG heavy machine gune
Missiles:
» 32x Sylver A50 8-cell VLS for MBDA Aster 15/30 anti-air missile
» up to 6x4 RGM-84C Harpoon SSM

Torpedoes:
» 2x B515 triple torpedo launcher

Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management, Information and Communications Systems:
    1x ST Electronics SuperneT ST2300/ST2600 Shipboard Integrated Communication System (SICS)
  • Optronics:
    2x Rafael Toplite
    1x EO sensors
  • Radars and Sensors:
    1x Thales Herakles multi-function Passive electronically scanned array search radar
    2x Terma Electronic Scanter 2001 navigation radar
    1x Thales STIR 1.2 EO Mk2
  • Sonar:
    1x Exelis Model 980 active low frequency towed sonar (ALOFTS)
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    1x RAFAEL C-PEARL-M
    3 x Sagem Défense Sécurité New Generation Dagaie System (2 × forward & 1 × aft)
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: CODAD (COmbined Diesel And Diesel)
Diesel engines: 4 × MTU 20V 8000 M90, each rated at 9,100 kW (12,200 shp)
 
Specifications
Type
Guided Missile Frigate
Crew
72 + 19 air detachment
Operators
Republic of Singapore Navy
Performance
Speeds: 27kts (max), cruising: 18kts
Range: 4,200 nm
Endurance: ?
Designer / Builder
DCNS / ST Marine
 
Displacement
3,200 tons (full load)
Aviation
Helipad for 1 helicopter Sikorsky S70B
Dimensions
 
Length: 114.8 m
Beam: 16.3 m
Maximum Draft: 6m
 
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