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MEKO A-200 ASW  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 February 2006
Total Production: 4
Also Known As: MEKO A-200 AN, MEKO A-200 SAN and Valour
Origin: Germany
Corporations: African Defence Systems (ADS) (only provided weapons and electronic systems for South African ships), Blohm + Voss GmbH, Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH and Thales Naval Systems (Thales Naval France only provided weapons and electronic systems for South African ships)
Parent System: MEKO A-200
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 16 February 2006
Total Production: 6
Family Members: MEKO A-200 AAW
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Description: The ThyssenKrupp and Blohm + Voss GmbH MEKO A-200 class ships are the next generation of surface combatants evolved from the MEKO-family and offered by Germany for the export market. They are able to accommodate advanced propulsion systems, sensors and weaponry while providing improved survivability using low-observable technologies and design. Retrofit and upgrade processes will be easily carried out thanks to a modular open architecture and cutting-edge construction techniques. The first MEKO A-200 boat was commissioned in 2006.

The MEKO A-200 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) class corvettes feature a towed array sonar and a variable depth sonar. Their VLS accommodates surface-to-air missiles and anti-submarine rockets. Up to two light ASW helicopters can be operated from this ship. Eight Anti-ship missiles, 2 RAM close-in weapon systems, and a 127mm naval gun complete the weapon system. The MEKO A-200 ASW corvette includes a 3D phased array radar and a 2D long range search radar. The MEKO A-200 ASW corvette has been ordered by the South African Navy (MEKO A-200 SAN). The four corvettes were delivered to South Africa between 2006 and 2007. Algeria (MEKO A-200 AN) has also ordered two class corvettes to be commissioned in 2015 and 2016.

The MEKO A-200 SAN vessels have been fitted with a new propulsion system called CODAG-WARP (COmbined Diesel And Gas - Waterjet And Refined Propellers) which combines propellers and waterjet propulsion. They have a maximum speed of 27 knots and a cruise speed of 20 knots. Thales Naval France and African Defence Systems (ADS) consortium outfitted the SAN ships with weapons and electronic systems in Simonstown, South Africa.

MEKO A-200 ASW Specifications

Crew: 100
Number of Weapons: 48
Troops: 20
Dimensions
Beam: 16.3 meter (53 foot)
Length: 121 meter (397 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 127 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 7,400 kilometer (3,996 nautical mile)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 20 knot (10.3 mps)
Top Speed: 27 knot (13.9 mps)
Weight
Full Displacement: 3,500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MEKO A-200 ASW News

There are 2 news between
15 Jun 2004 and 15 Feb 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008South African Navy Takes Delivery of Four Super Lynx 300 Helicopters
Tuesday, June 15, 2004South African Navy Christens a New Corvette and a New Submarine

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 62
Cannons & Gear
127/54 Compactx1
Defensive Weapons
ESSMx160
Umkhontox16
Umkhonto Block 2x16
Offensive Weapons
MM40 Exocetx8
Protection Systems
Mk-31 RAMx2
Support Aircraft
Super Lynx 300x2

MEKO A-200 ASW Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
910 -2015-
911 -2016-
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F146 SAS Isandlwana-Aug 2006-
F147 SAS Spioenkop-Apr 2007-
F148 SAS Mendi-Jun 2007-

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