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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: De Zeven Provincien
Origin: Netherlands
Corporations: Royal Schelde Group
Parent System: LCF
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 4
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Description: The LCF-class frigates have been designed to provide advanced area air defense to the Royal Netherlands Navy. In addition, LCF-class frigates, also known as De Zeven Provincien-class, will provide secondary anti-surface and anti-submarine capabilities.

The LCF frigates feature stealth design with reduced radar cross section for improved survivability against airborne threats. The SMART-L and APAR radar systems provide long range air surveillance, tracking and fire control. Each LCF frigate has 40-cell MK41 VLS containing Standard SM-2 Block IIIA, and ESSM surface-to-air missiles plus 8 Harpoon anti-ship missiles. Typically each ship will carry a combination of 32 Standard SM-2 and 32 ESSM missiles (1 MK41 cell accommodates 4 ESSMs).

A flight deck and a hangar are located at the stern of the ship for helicopter operations. The LCF-class frigate are able to accommodate up to 2 ASW helicopters (Lynx or NH90). The ship design has been inspired on the Karel Doorman frigates. Future growth potential will allow the LCF ships to accommodate up to 48-cell MK41 VLS hardening the ships' weapon system. The propulsion system includes 2 Rolls Royce (RR) Spey SM1C gasturbines at 39 MW sustained and 2 Stork Wartsila 16V26ST diesels at 10 MW sustained.

The Royal Netherlands Navy plans to purchase up to 4 LCF-class frigates through 2005 to replace current Tromp and Jacob van Heemskerck class ships.

LCF Specifications

Crew: 227
Number of Aircraft: 1
Number of Engines: 4
Number of Weapons: 48
Beam: 18.8 meter (62 foot)
Draft: 5.18 meter (17.0 foot)
Flight Deck Length: 27 meter
Flight Deck Width: 18.8 meter
Length: 144 meter (473 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Max Range: 5,000 nautical mile (9,260 kilometer)
Boost Power: 39 MW (52,279 shp)
Cruise Power: 10 MW (13,405 bhp)
Total Combined Power: 39 MW (52,279 hp)
Cruise Speed: 18 knot (9.25 mps)
Top Speed: 29 knot (14.9 mps)
Full Displacement: 6,050 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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LCF News

There are 8 news between
15 Sep 2004 and 27 Jun 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012Thales to Upgrade Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provincien Class Frigates SMART-L Radars
Monday, April 11, 2011APAR Multifunction Radar for Royal Danish Navy Passes FAT
Tuesday, March 31, 2009Royal Australian Navy's ANZAC Frigates to Use Thales ICWI Missile Control System
Tuesday, November 25, 2008Royal Netherlands Navy Launches Harpoons from HMS De Zeven Provincien Frigate
Friday, May 16, 2008First Sirius IRST System Accepted by Canadian Navy
Monday, July 16, 2007WIZARD Naval Decoy Demonstrated at NATO Trials
Wednesday, January 11, 2006Thales to Demonstrate TBMD with SMART-L
Wednesday, September 15, 2004FMS: Dutch Navy Wants Block IIIA Standard Missiles

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 41
Cannons & Gear
127/54 Compactx1
Mk 41 Tactical Length
Defensive Weapons
Mark 46 mod 5
Standard SM-2 Block IIIAx40
Offensive Weapons
RGM-84D Harpoonx8
Protection Systems
Sensor Systems
Support Aircraft
NH90 NFHx1
Super Lynxx1

LCF Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
F802 De Zeven Provincien8 Apr 200026 Apr 2002-
F803 Tromp7 Apr 200114 Mar 2003-
F804 De Ruyter13 Apr 200222 Apr 2004-
F805 Evertsen19 Apr 200310 Jun 2005-

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