Oct 29, 2014

New Spanish Frigate F-110 Detailed

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia Tuesday revealed details of the F-110, a new guided-missile project to replace the Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigates in the 2020s.
The aim, he said, is to move to a detailed design and construction contract in 2016, with the first of five new frigates entering service in 2022.
Developed jointly by the Spanish Navy and Navantia, the multi-mission frigates will have a variety of warfare capabilities, ranging from anti-air, -surface and –submarine warfare, to power projection and asymmetric warfare features.
Major design details still need to be decided.
The ships will probably be armed with a five-inch gun and vertical-launch missile systems, likely two 8-cell launchers.
A large hangar and flight deck aft will be sized for two helicopters, plus unmanned aircraft systems.

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