Banner
Banner
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 18:13
a
Maestrale class Anti-Submarine Frigates (ASW)
 
 
 
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
 
Description

The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.

All eight vessels of the class were built by Fincantieri S.p. A, Riva Trigoso, except for Grecale, which was built by Fincantieri S.p.A. - Muggiano, La Spezia.

 
Shiplist
Name
Operator
Hull Number
Laid Down
Commissioned
Maestrale
Italian Navy
F570
03/1978
03/1982
Grecale
Italian Navy
F571
03/1979
02/1983
Libeccio
Italian Navy
F572
08/1979
02/1983
Scirocco
Italian Navy
F573
02/1980
09/1983
Aliseo
Italian Navy
F574
02/1980
09/1983
Euro
Italian Navy
F575
04/1981
04/1984
Espero
Italian Navy
F576
08/1982
05/1985
Zeffiro
Italian Navy
F577
03/1983
05/1985
Two vessels from the class will be modernized and transfered to the Philippine Navy in 2013 following a deal to be signed in 2012.
Variants
- Philippine Navy Deep Water Patrol Vessel: On 2 August 2012 it was announcement that the Philippine government entered negotiations with the Italian government for purchase of two Maestrale class frigates for the Philippine Navy Deep Water Patrol Vessel. The vessels will undergo refurbishing and likely see their systems and weapons upgraded and modernized before being transfered.
Technical Data
Back to top
Design
The subdivision of the hull is made up of fifteen watertight compartments and the buoyancy is ensured even with three adjacent compartments flooded. The platform stability is ensured by a pair of fixed stabilizing fins able to reduce roll from 30 ° to 3 ° at a speed of 18 knots.
The design is an enlarged version of the Lupo, with better sea going capabilities and hangar space for two helicopters at the expense of four antiship missiles and a lower maximum speed.
Many solutions have been applied for vibration and noise reduction to reduce noise radiated into the sea in order which is essential for an ASW class of vessel.
Weapons
  • Anti-air missiles:
    1x 8 round SAM launcher (24x Aspide missiles)
  • Anti-ship missiles:
    4x Teseo Mk2 (Otomat)
  • Guns:
    1x 127-mm 54-cal. OTO Melara DP (main gun)
    2x 40mm Oto Melara Dardo Twin 40L70
  • ASW:
    2x fixed 533-mm torpedo launchers (8x WASS A-184 torpedoes)
    2x triple 324-mm Mk 32 Mod. 9 torpedo tubes (12x U.S. Mk 46 Mod. 5 torpedoes)
Sensors, Electronics and Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    Selex Sistemi Intergrati SADOC-2 (IPN-20) Command, surveillance and weapon control systems
  • Optronics:
    1x Galileo OG-30A
    2x MM 59 (for Dardo)
  • Radars:
    1x RAN-10S/SPS-774 surface and air surveillance radar
    1x SMA SPS-702 surface search radar
    1x SMA SPN-703 navigation radar
    1x SPG-75 Fire control system
    2x SPG-74 Fire control system (for Dardo)
  • Sonars:
    1x Raytheon DE 1164 hull-mounted MF
    1x Raytheon DE 1164 Variable Depth Sonar
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    2 x 20-round SCLAR decoy RL (Dagaie on Grecale)
    1x SLQ-25 Nixie towed acoustic torpedo decoy system
    1x SLR-4 Newton Intercept
    2x SLQ-D jammers
    1x ARBG-1A Saigon radio interceptor
    Prairie/Masker air-bubbler noise-suppression system
  • Communications:
    -
Engines/Propulsion
2x CODOG GE/Avio General Electric LM2500 gas turbines (50,000 bhp total)
2x 5-bladed propellers
2x D Grandi Motori Trieste BL-230-20-DVM diesel alternators
 
Specifications
Type
ASW Frigate
Crew
24 officers, 200 sailors
Operators
Italian Navy; Philippine Navy
Performance
Speed: 33 kts (21 kts on diesels)
Range: 6,000 nm @ 15 kts
Endurance: 90 days
Displacement
3,100 tonnes (full)
Propulsion
2x CODOG gas turbines (50,000 bhp)
Aircraft
2x AB-212 helicopters
Dimensions
Length: 122.7 m
Bream: 12.9 m
Maximum Draft: 5.9 m
Detailed View
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
 
Pictures - Video
Back to top
     
 
 
The Maestrale class frigates primary task is Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), however their weapons and systems provides them with a high degree of flexibility which makes them capable warships in Anti-Surface (ASuW) and Anti-Air (AAW) warfare roles.
 
------------------------- FLASH NEWS -------------------------
NAVAIR awarded a $3.643 billion multi-year procurement contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. on June 30 for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. NAVAIR awarded a $3.643 billion multi-year procurement contract to Northrop Grumman Corp. on June 30 for 25 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Follow us on Google plus
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Youtube