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Suffren  
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Origin: France
Parent System: Suffren
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
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Description: Suffren-class frigates were developed to provide air defense to the French Navy. A long-range 3D volumetric radar protected by an 11-meter cupola is the centerpiece of these frigates giving them their peculiar silhouette. Suffren-class frigates are powered by two gas turbines developing 72,500-shp which gives an outstanding top speed of 34 knots. Its weapon system includes a Masurca system with 48 Tartar? missiles, four MM38 Exocet anti-ship missiles, two 100mm and four 20mm anti-aircraft guns, 10 torpedo tubes and four 12.7mm machine guns. Currently, Duquesne is the only surviving ship of this class in the French Navy. Deemed obsolete her decommissioning is expected before 2007 with an Horizon frigate taking its place.

Suffren Specifications

Crew: 355
Number of Weapons: 52
Dimensions
Beam: 15.5 meter (51 foot)
Length: 158 meter (518 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Performance
Max Range: 9,500 kilometer (5,130 nautical mile)
Power
Total Combined Power: 72,500 shp (54 MW)
Speed
Top Speed: 17.5 mps (34.0 knot)
Weight
Full Displacement: 6,780 ton
Standard Displacement: 5,335 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems

Grand Total 11
Offensive Weapons
MM38 Exocetx4
Protection Systems
AN/SLQ-25A SSTDx1

Suffren Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
D603 Duquesne-1970-

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