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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 28 July 2011
Total Production: 6
Unitary Cost: EUR€200 million   (USD$230 million)
Also Known As: Avante 3000, BAM-IO, BAM-P, BAM-SR and Buque de Accion Maritima Oceanico
Origin: Spain
Corporations: Navantia
Parent System: BAM
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2011
Total Production: 6
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Description: The Meteoro, originally known as Buque de Accion Maritima Oceanico (BAM-Oceanico) or Oceanic Maritime Action Ship in English, is a new class of corvette-sized ship intended as a replacement for a variety of Spanish Navy's patrol boats which are reaching the end of their projected service life. Their primary goal will be to protect Spain's Economic Exclusive Zone (EZZ) and to provide humanitarian relief. The Meteoro-class ships feature oceanic capability, high reliability, low life cycle cost, automated ship's sub-systems and reduced manpower as well as an outstanding at sea mission endurance. Beginning in mid-2009, four BAM-class ships will replace existing Barcelo-, Anaga-, Conejera-, Toralla- and Descubierta-class vessels. On September 29, 2010, the Spanish Ministry of Defense and Navantia signed a contract for an additional four vessels to be delivered by 2015 but the order was cancelled due to budget cuts. On May 7, 2014, a new 400 million Euro order was awarded to Navantia for two vessels.

The Meteoro-class ships will be provided with a 76mm 62-caliber dual purpose gun, two 25mm automatic guns, and two 12.7mm machine guns. An aft flight deck enables operation of a single AB212/SH-3D/NH90 helicopter. The 2,500t class ships feature a CODOE (Combined Diesel Or Electric) propulsion system which combines two diesel engines developing 4,500 KW each with two electric engines developing 2x750 KW. The propulsion system allows a top speed in excess of 20 knots. The Spanish Navy's plans call for the development of a family of surface ships based on the BAM design to fit non-Oceanic missions such as hydrographic, intelligence gathering, and submarine rescue.

Meteoro Specifications

Crew: 76
Number of Aircraft: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 80
Beam: 14.2 meter (47 foot)
Draft: 4.36 meter (14.3 foot)
Length: 94 meter (308 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter
Max Range: 3,500 nautical mile (6,482 kilometer)
Max Range at Cruise Speed: 8,000 nautical mile
Electric Output: 1,500 kW
Total Combined Power: 9,920 kW (13,298 hp)
Cruise Speed: 19 knot (9.77 mps)
Economical Speed: 15 knot
Top Speed: 21 knot (38.9 kph)
Mission Endurance: 35 day (840 hour)
Full Displacement: 2,695 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Meteoro News

There are 3 news between
18 Aug 2008 and 7 May 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014Spanish Navy Orders Two Additional BAM Vessels from Navantia
Friday, November 15, 2013Spanish Navy Deploys Skeldar Unmanned Rotorcraft onboard BAM Ship
Monday, August 18, 2008Northrop Grumman to Supply Inertial Navigation Systems for New Spanish Navy Maritime Action Ships

Operators & Related Equipment

Jan 20196

Grand Total 61
Cannons & Gear
76/62 Compactx1
Private Aircraft
Support Aircraft
NH90 NFHx1
Skeldar V-150x1

Meteoro Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P-41 Meteoro16 Oct 200928 Jul 2011-
P-42 Rayo10 May 201026 Oct 2011-
P-43 Relampago-6 Feb 2012-
P-44 Tornado21 Mar 201112 Jul 2012-
P-45 Audaz30 Mar 201727 Jul 2018-
P-46 Furor14 Sep 201821 Jan 2019-
P-47 -2019-
P-48 -2020-
P-49 -2021-

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