Ingalls Shipbuilding Highlights its Patrol Frigate at Sea-Air-Space 2014

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Sea-Air-Space 2014 Show Daily News - Ingalls Shipbuilding Patrol Frigate
 
 
 
Ingalls Shipbuilding Highlights its Patrol Frigate at Sea-Air-Space 2014
 
At the Sea-Air-Space 2014 Exposition, Ingalls Shipbuilding highlights its patrol frigate derivative of the company's proven U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (Legend class NSC). The company's patrol frigate consists in several militarized version of the NSC with increased lethality and upgraded combat systems but retaining the same hull form.
     
At the Sea-Air-Space 2014 Exposition, Ingalls Shipbuilding highlights its patrol frigate derivative of the company's proven U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (Legend class NSC). The company's patrol frigate consists in several militarized version of the NSC with increased lethality and upgraded combat systems but retaining the same hull form.
Ingalls Shipbuilding patrol frigate scale model on display at Sea-Air-Space 2014
     
Ingalls Shipbuilding patrol frigate scale model on display at Sea-Air-Space 2014 featured hull mounted and towed array sonars, torpedo launchers, 8x Harpoon launchers, a 76mm main gun, VLS cells able to launch ESSM, VL ASROC and/or SM-2 missiles and a SeaRam system on top of the hangar.
     
At the Sea-Air-Space 2014 Exposition, Ingalls Shipbuilding highlights its patrol frigate derivative of the company's proven U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (Legend class NSC). The company's patrol frigate consists in several militarized version of the NSC with increased lethality and upgraded combat systems but retaining the same hull form.
The patrol frigate may be fitted with towed array sonar, ASW and ASUW weapons
     
Talking to Navy Recognition, Christie Thomas (Director of Business Development at Ingalls Shipbuilding) explained that the patrol frigate may be fitted with an integrated mast (as shown on the model) or a more traditional mast similar to the one found on the NSC.

The patrol frigate would be able to reach a speed of over 28 knots with the same proven sea-keeping capabilities as the NSC.

In the case of an export contract, thanks to the flexibility of the patrol frigate HII would be able to integrate most sensor, weapon as well as combat management systems according to customer requirements. HII already worked on the possible integration of the TACTICOS combat system by Thales.

Regarding the domestic (US) market, the requirements of the U.S. Navy for a Small Surface Combatant ship are not out yet, but HII is interested in offering its patrol frigate as an option.
     
Christie Thomas, Director of Business Development at Ingalls Shipbuilding, presents the Patrol Frigate design during Sea-Air-Space 2014
     
 

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