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Kang Ding class


La Fayette class for Taiwan


Overview


Kang Ding class

Aerial view of Kang Ding class frigate in service with Taiwan.
Source: ROC Ministry of Defense - © Public domain

Origin
France
Type
Frigate
Entered service
1996
Status
In service
Development
1991 - 1992
Developer
France
Production
1993 - 1998
Producer
France - Lorient dockyard
Taiwan - Kaohsiung shipyard
Number produced
6
Designations
Kwang Hua 2 (project)
Notable users
Taiwan

Details


Facts Kang Ding class
General
Origin
France / Taiwan
Type
Frigate
Complement
134, including 15 officers
25 spare berths
Dimensions
Displacement
3.680 t full load
3.200 t standard
Length
124.2 m
Beam
15.4 m
Draft
5.5 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
CODAD
Engines
4x SEMT-Pielstick 12 PA6 V 280 STC
Power output
20.800 hp combined
Propulsion
2 shafts
Fuel
350 t diesel
80 m³ kerosine
Mobility
Speed
25 kt maximum
Range
7.000 nm at 15 kt
Endurance
50 days
Sensors
Air / surface search
DRBV-26D Jupiter-II radar
Surface search
Triton G radar
Sonar
Spherion B bow-mounted active sonar
Sonar
ATAS (V)2 active towed array
Fire control
Castor IIC radar for 40mm
Fire control
Najir Mk 2 optronic director
Navigation
Racal 20V90 radar
Systems
Combat data management
Tacticos
Electronic warfare
DR3000S radar warning receiver
Decoys
2x Dagaie chaff launcher
Guns
Dual purpose
1x 76mm Mk 75
Dual purpose
2x 40mm Bofors L/70
CIWS
1x 20mm Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1A
Self-defense
2x 20mm Type 75
SSM
Anti-ship
2x4 Hsiung Feng II
SAM
Launcher
1x4 Sea Chaparral
Missiles
12 RIM-72C, 4 ready to fire
ASW
Torpedo tubes
2x3 324mm Mk 32
Torpedo type
Mk 46 MOD 5
Aircraft
Facilities
Hangar for 1 medium helicopter
Supported type
S-70C(M)1 Thunderhawk

Subsystems


Hsiung Feng II

2x4 Hsiung Feng II subsonic anti-ship missile.

Sea Chaparral

1x4 Sea Chaparral launcher, with 8 missiles as reloads.

76mm Compatto

1x 76mm Mk 75 Compact dual purpose cannon. Several ships in class have been fitted with a more stealthy housing for the turret. Some have been fitted with IROF upgrade kit.

20mm Mk 15 Phalanx

1x 20mm Mk 15 Phalanx Block 1A close-in weapon system on top of hangar.

40mm Bofors L/70

2x 40mm Bofors L/70 dual purpose cannon. Remote controlled by Castor IIC fire control radar.

Mk 46

Mk 46 Mod 5 torpedoes in 2x3 Mk 32 torpedo tubes.

Media


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La Fayette class

The Kang Ding class is a derivative of the French La Fayette class.