Kang Ding Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996 Total Production: 6 Origin:France Corporations: DCNS
Parent System:La Fayette Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995 Total Production: 14 Family Members:La Fayette and Sawari II
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Description: The La Fayette-class frigates were designed with innovative stealth features with reduced radar cross section and infrared signatures. The modular design of these ships permits them to be configured as anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-air warfare (AAW), and Multi-role frigates. The ships can be armed with surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, torpedoes, advanced sensors and one helicopter.
La Fayette-class frigates have been ordered by France, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.
The Kang Ding frigates purchased by the Taiwanese Navy have been designed to perform anti-submarine warfare missions. They feature a 76mm naval gun, a S-70C helicopter, 8 Hsiung Feng II anti-ship missiles, 4 Sea Chaparral surface-to-air missiles (Sidewinder derivative), one Phalanx CIWS, and torpedoes.
Kang Ding Specifications
Number of Weapons: 12 Dimensions Length: 124 meter (407 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter Performance Max Range: 13,000 kilometer (7,019 nautical mile) Power Total Combined Power: 21,000 shp (15.7 MW) Speed Cruise Speed: 7.80 mps (15.2 knot)
Top Speed: 12.9 mps (25.1 knot) Time Mission Endurance: 50 day Weight Full Displacement: 3,500 ton
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