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SIGMA 9813 Frigates Sultan Moulay Ismail & Allal Ben Abdellah - Royal Moroccan Navy
Frégates Multi-Missions Marocaines (FMMM) - Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
 
 
 
On 10 March 2012, after successful sea trials and finishing of outfitting details, Frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail, the second of three frigates for the Royal Moroccan Navy built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy. The third frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah, was transfered on 8 September 2012. The last two frigates are SIGMA 9813 Frigates (1,950 tonnes) while the first Frigate delivered by DAMEN is a SIGMA 10513 Frigate (2,185 tonnes).
 
Description
On 10 March 2012, after successful sea trials and finishing of outfitting details, Frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail, the second of three frigates for the Royal Moroccan Navy built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy. The third frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah, was transfered on 8 September 2012. The last two frigates are SIGMA 9813 Frigates (1,950 tonnes) while the first Frigate delivered by DAMEN is a SIGMA 10513 Frigate (2,185 tonnes).

Morocco ordered two SIGMA 9813 and one larger SIGMA 10514 from DAMEN in February 2008. The three SIGMA-class frigates for the Royal Moroccan Navy have been designed according to Schelde Naval Shipbuilding's revolutionary SIGMA-approach (Ship Integrated Geometrical Modularity Approach) and are a further development of the SIGMA-corvettes for the Indonesian Navy. The SIGMA approach applies modularity in many areas.

The Royal Moroccan Navy SIGMA Class frigates are equipped to conduct the traditional naval tasks as well as maritime security operations. The vessels are also suited to support humanitarian aid operations.
 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Laid Down
Launched
Commissioned
Sultan Moulay Ismail
614
03/2009
02/2011
03/2012
Allal Ben Abdellah
615
09/2009
10/2011
09/2012
 
Variants
- SIGMA__9113: SIGMA class Corvette displacing 1,700 tonnes for 90 meters in length. Four vessels in use with the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).
- SIGMA 10513: SIGMA class Frigate displacing 2,185 tonnes for 105 meters in length. One vessel in use with the Royal Morrocan Navy.
- SIGMA 10514: SIGMA class Frigate displacing 2,365 tonnes for 105 meters in length. One vessel in use with the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL).

Technical Data
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Design
Construction: Modular
Hull material: Steel grade A / AH36
Standards: Naval / Commercial, naval intact / damaged stability, noise reduced, moderate shock
Missions
» Patrol in the EEZ
» Deterrence
» Search and Rescue
Weapons
Guns:
» 1x Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid 76mm Main Gun

» 2x 20mm guns
Missiles:
» 4x MBDA MM40 Blk III antiship missiles
» 12x MBDA MICA VL surface to air missiles (in VLS)
Torpedoes:
» 2x B515 Triple torpedo launchers (Eurotorp A244/S Mod. 3 torpedoes)
Deck Equipment
» Helicopter deck: max. 9 tons helicopter, with lashing points
» Heli operations: day/night with refuelling system
» Helicopter hangar
» RAS on helicopter deck PS&SB, astern fuelling
» Deck cranes 2 x 1.5 tonnes at 6 m
» Boats: 2 x RHIB
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Combat Management and Information Systems:
    Thales TACTICOS Combat management system
  • Optronics:
    2x Thales Target Designation Sights (TDS)
  • Radars and ESM:
    1x Thales Smart-S Mk2 3D-Surveillance & target indication radar & IFF
    1x Thales LIROD Mk2 Radar / electro optical fire control
    1x Thales VIGILE 100 ESM system
  • Sonars:
    1x Thales KINGKLIP UMS 4132 Hull Mounted Sonar
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    2x TERMA SKWS Decoy launchers
    1x Thales SCORPION RECM (advanced radar electronic countermeasures)
  • Communications:
    Link 11
    Thales TRN 4000 Fixed Frequency UHF Transceiver
    Thales TSB 2520 IFF interrogator & combined interrogator transponder
    Thales TUUM-4 Multi-Frequency Underwater Communication System
    Thales Wireless Naval Communication System
    Thales FOCON IP
    Thales FIT 10 Voice Terminal
  • Miscellaneous:
    Thales Multifunction Operator Console Mk3
    1x Helicopter Approach Radar
    2x Navigation radar
    2x ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System)
    GMDSS-A3
    Reference gyro
Tank Capacities
» Fuel oil 260 m3
» Freshwater 30 m3
» Helicopter fuel 16 m3
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: CODOE
Diesel engines: 2 x SEMT-Pielstick 20PA6B STC 8100 kW MCR (8910 kW max)
Gearbox: 2 x double input input/single output
Propellers: 2 x CPP diameter 3.55 m
 
Specifications
Type
Multi Mission Patrol Frigate
Crew
Fully air-conditioned accommodation for 91 persons
Operators
Royal Moroccan Navy
Performance
Speeds: max 27.5 kts
Range: 4000 nm @ 18 kts
Endurance: 20 days at sea
Designer / Builder
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
Displacement
1,950 tonnes
Propulsion
CODOE
Dimensions
Length: 97.91 m
Beam: 13.02 m
Maximum Draft: 3.6 m
Detailed View
SIGMA 9813 Frigates Sultan Moulay Ismail & Allal Ben Abdellah, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
SIGMA 9813 Frigates Sultan Moulay Ismail & Allal Ben Abdellah, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
SIGMA 9813 Frigates Sultan Moulay Ismail & Allal Ben Abdellah, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
 
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On 10 March 2012, after successful sea trials and finishing of outfitting details, Frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail, the second of three frigates for the Royal Moroccan Navy built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Vlissingen, was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy. The third frigate, Allal Ben Abdellah, was transfered on 8 September 2012. The last two frigates are SIGMA 9813 Frigates (1,950 tonnes) while the first Frigate delivered by DAMEN is a SIGMA 10513 Frigate (2,185 tonnes).
 
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