The Hellenic Navy(HN) is finalising the spesification for its new multipurpose frigate acquisition programme and now waiting for a green light from the goverment to proceed with its implementation. The target of six frigates arguably looks ambitious especially considering the initial budget of EUR2.2 billion is expected to grow, the HN therefore has stated that a minimum of four frigate should be acquired with two more as an option.
Senin, September 07, 2009
Sabtu, September 05, 2009
The Hellenic Navy's Type 214 Submarine HS Papanikolis successfully completed futher sea trials at the end of September.Currently berthed as its German ship builder ThyssenKrupp Marine System's (TKMS) shipyard in Kiel, Germany. Papanikolis is the first vessel to be built as part of a contract for three Type 214 boats signed between the company and the Greek Ministry of Defence (MoD) in February 2000; subsequently a further boat was ordered in May 2002.
Rabu, September 02, 2009
All the submarine are equipped with the SM 39 Exocet surface to surface missile, capable of hitting target out to 27 nm and ECAN F17P Mod 2 Torpedo.
So far, India's has an 16 diesel-powered submarines, including 10 Russian-made Kilo class and four German-made vessels. India also has pushed the contract to buy six Scorpene submarines made in France that will arrive between 2012-2017.
Procurement of six ships will take place from 2017 until 2028, the first metal cutting has been done on the same day at the DCNS facilities, six ships will replace the Rubis / Amethyst class. Barracuda has the ability to conduct intelligence gathering missions, special forces delivery, stocking of sea mines, battle with surface ships, and would face each other submarines.
Selasa, September 01, 2009
Whith ship deliveries scheduled for 2011-13, the Holland class OPVs will be used patrolling, surveilance and interdiction in the Netherland' exclusive economic zone and in waters off the Netherland Antilles and Aruba, two 5,400 kw diesel engines will give the Holland class vessels a maximum speed of 21,5 knot.
Blohm and Voss Meko developed in two variants namely corvette Meko A-100 and Frigate Meko A-200 weighs 3500 tons. From discussions with the Israeli Defense TKMS, at least two ships will be built in Haifa, Israel.
Intended to enter service in 2013, the new vessel will be built by consortium of four German shipyard led by Flashburger Shiffbau Gessellschaft and will incorporate a number of improvements on the existing ships, Berlin and Frankfurt Am main.
The two 20,240 ton auxiliaries which were commissioned in 2001 and 2002, will be increasingly hard pressed to support the navy's five new Braunschweig class (K130) corvettes as well as its 15 Frigates.
The new ship will cost almost twice as much as its predecessors, incorporating lessons learned from operational deployments.