Gowind 200  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Corvette Gowind Combat, Gowind 1000, Gowind 120 and Gowind 170
Origin: France
Corporations: Bulyard Shipbuilding Industry (contract for Bulgarian frigates) and DCNS*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Gowind
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 24 November 2011
Total Production: 5
Production Cost: EUR€1.1 billion   (USD$1.2 billion)
Family Members: Gowind 2500 and Gowind OPV
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Description: The Gowind corvettes have been developed by DCN to conduct missions in the littoral environment such as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and safeguard. An state-of-the-art combat management system (CMS), called Setis, successor to Senit installed on French Navy's top quality surface combatants has been provided to these corvettes. Besides ship's reduced radar, acoustic and infrared signatures and its compact design provide enhanced survivability. DCN is offering three variants of Gowind for the export market: Gowind 200, Gowind 170 and Gowind 120. Gowind 200 outstands by its enhanced anti-submarine warfare capability. In 2007 Bulgaria placed the first order for four Gowind 200 vessels but it was later cancelled.

The Gowind-class corvettes were designed having on mind the 21st century challenges Navies will confront as well as the new weapon systems required to deal with. Thus Gowind can deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Underwater Unmanned Vehicles (UUVs). An aft deck has been provided allowing for 10-ton class helicopter or even Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations. Its weapon system builds around a multi-functional radar and 16 Aster 15 or Mica vertical launch surface-to-air missiles. Its can be armed with either eight MM40 Exocet or Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The propulsion system is based on Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) and includes water-jets for improved maneuverability in shallow waters and high-speed performance. There is no gas exhaust chimney on these ships. The radar and other sensors are mounted on a single central mast replacing several sensor masts in other ships thus allowing 360-degree view.

Gowind 200 Specifications

Crew: 70
Troops: 15
Beam: 14.2 meter (47 foot)
Length: 103 meter (338 foot)
Max Range: 5,500 kilometer (2,970 nautical mile)
Top Speed: 31 knot (15.9 mps)
Mission Endurance: 20 day
Full Displacement: 1,950 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Gowind 200 News

There is 1 news
on 5 Oct 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007Bulgarian Navy to Procure Four Gowind Corvettes

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 41
Defensive Weapons
Aster 15x16
Mica RFx16
Offensive Weapons
MM40 Exocetx8
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
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