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Formidable class


La Fayette class for Singapore


Overview


Formidable class

Singapore navy Formidable class frigate at sea in 2008.
Source: US Navy - © Public domain

Origin
France
Type
Frigate
Entered service
2007
Status
In service
Development
Late 1990's - 2000
Developer
France
Production
2002 - 2009
Producer
France - DCN Lorient
Singapore - ST Engineering, Singapore
Number produced
6
Designations
La Fayette (French design)
Notable users
Singapore

Details


Facts Formidable class
General
Origin
France
Type
Frigate
Complement
90 incl 19 air crew
Dimensions
Displacement
3.200 t
Length
114.8 m
Beam
16.3 m
Draft
6.0 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODAD
Machinery
4x MTU 20V 8000 M90 diesel
4x ISM V1708 diesel generator
Power output
12.200 hp each
48.800 hp combined
Propulsion
2 shafts
Mobility
Speed
27 kt maximum
18 kt cruising
Range
4.200 nm
Sensors
Air/surface search
Herakles
Fire control radar
Sting EO Mk 2
Sonar
EDO Model 980 towed array
Navigation radar
Terma Scanter 2001
Systems
ESM
C-PEARL-M
Decoys
3x Dagaie NG
Decoys
Morpheus anti-torpedo with 2x C310 launchers
Self-defense
LRAD500X non-lethal acoustic device
Guns
Dual purpose
1x 76mm SuperRapid with low RCS housing
Self-defense
2x Typhoon with 25mm Bushmaster I autocannon
Self-defense
4x 12.7mm 50MG heavy machine gun
SSM
AShM
2x4 RGM-84C Harpoon
SAM
VLS
2x8 Sylver A50, 2x8 Sylver A43
Medium range
Aster 30
Short range
Aster 15
ASW
Torpedoes
2x3 B-515 torpedo tubes for A244/S mod 3
Aircraft
Facilities
Hangar for up to 2x helicopter, single spot helicopter deck
Supported aircraft
S-70B

Media


Subcomponents


(note: incomplete list)

RGM-84 Harpoon

2x4 RGM-84 subsonic anti ship missile.

76mm Super Rapid

1x 76mm Super Rapid naval gun.

50MG

4x 12.7mm 50MG heavy machine gun.

Related articles


La Fayette class

The Formidable class is a derivate of the French La Fayette class of frigates.

Victory class

The Formidable class of frigates was acquired by Singapore to supplement the Victory class of corvettes. Six of each class were acquired by Singapore.