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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Rotterdam
Navantia and Royal Schelde Group
Parent System: Galicia
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: 3
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Description: The Galicia/Rotterdam-class ships were designed jointly by Spain and the Netherlands with minor differences between both ships. These ships will perform amphibious assault, troops transport, logistics support, and anti-submarine warfare missions. Galicia/Rotterdam-class ships have been designed to operate helicopters but V/STOL fixed-wing aircraft such as the Harrier and F-35C may be eventually operated from them. The Spanish Navy ordered two Galicia-class ships built by IZAR, formerly Bazan, and delivered in 1998 and 2001. The Royal Dutch Navy ordered a single Rotterdam-class ship built by Royal Schelde Shipyard and delivered in 1998.
The Galicia-class ships are able to transport and disembark a fully equipped battalion of Marines using helicopters and LCUs to the enemy shore. These vessels have extended facilities for medical and surgical care. Two Goalkeeper, Galicia-class 2 Meroka, close-in weapon system (CIWS) have been supplied for ship self-defense as well as ESM equipment, etc. They can accommodate Merlin (4), NH90 (6), Sea King (4), and AB-212 (6) helicopters and transport 130 armored vehicles or 33 MBTs.
Beam: 25 meter (82 foot)
Length: 160 meter (525 foot)
Max Range: 11,112 kilometer (6,000 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 6.20 mps (12.1 knot)
Top Speed: 9.80 mps (19.1 knot)
Full Displacement: 13,000 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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