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Durand de la Penne  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 2
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Fincantieri
Parent System: Durand de la Penne
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1993
Total Production: 2
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Description: The Durand de la Penne class destroyers are an improved version of Italian Audace-class equipped with outstanding armament and electronic gear. They can perform anti-submarine, anti-surface, and anti-air warfare missions while providing support for amphibious operations.

In addition to Durand de la Penne outstanding weapon system, they feature redundant sub-systems, reduced radar and infrared signatures for better survivability.

The propulsion system combines Diesel for long endurance and Gas powerplants (CODOG). The weapon system comprises the Milas anti-submarine missile system, MU90 Impact torpedoes, 40 SM-1MR surface-to-air missiles, 4 Teseo missile systems, 1 Albatros (8 Aspide missiles) missile system, one 127mm naval gun, and 3 76mm naval guns. Milas missile system and MU90 torpedoes were supplied to Durand de la Penne class ships in 2002, as well as software and hardware updates to the weapon system for optimized performance.

Durand de la Penne Specifications

Crew: 377
Number of Weapons: 64
Length: 148 meter (485 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Max Range: 13,000 kilometer (7,019 nautical mile)
Total Combined Power: 55,000 shp (41 MW)
Top Speed: 16 mps (31.1 knot)
Full Displacement: 5,400 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Durand de la Penne News

There is 1 news
on 19 Nov 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007Teseo Mk2/A Successfully Performs Final Qualification Firing

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 21
Cannons & Gear
127/54 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
MU90 Impact
Standard SM-1 MRx40
Offensive Weapons
Otomat Mk2 Block IVx8
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems

Durand de la Penne Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
D560 Luigi Durand de la Penne-1993-
D561 Francesco Mimbelli-1993-

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