La Fayette Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995 Total Production: 5 Origin:France Corporations: DCNS
Parent System:La Fayette Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1995 Total Production: 14 Family Members:Kang Ding 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 frigates ordered by the French have been configured as multi-role frigates. They feature MM40 Exocet anti-ship missiles, Crotale air defense system employing the VT-1 missile with 8 missiles ready to fire and 18 in storage, a 100mm gun, and a NH90 or AS565 ASW helicopter. Jamming and decoy capabilities have also been provided to these ships. It may be possible to upgrade French Navy's La Fayette-class frigates with the SAAM air defense system, but it has not been confirmed yet.
La Fayette Specifications
Number of Weapons: 16
Troops: 25 Dimensions Length: 124 meter (407 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 100 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: 3,600 ton
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