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Atlantic-class Aircraft Carrier

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The profile the design of the Atlantic-class light carriers.
The Atlantic-class Aircraft Carrier is a proposed class of aircraft carrier for the Canadian Forces Maritime Command to complement the larger Victorious-class supercarriers in the 2020s. It is also being proposed to nations such as Spain and Thailand as a replacement for their aging ASW carriers.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Aircraft Carrier
  • Service Period: None, proposed
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 876 feet 8 inches (267.21 meters)
    • Beam: 106 feet 8 inches (32.51 meters)
    • Draft: 27 feet (8.23 meters)
    • Displacement: 25,850 tons
  • Crew: 1,450 (758 ship's crew, 665 air crew, 27 SAR detachment)
  • Propulsion:
    • 4 x General Electric LM2500+ gas turbines
    • RIM MilSys 420 integrated ship power and propulsion system
    • 2 x General Motors Model 265 turbodiesel cruise engines
    • 2 x Vektris Engineering cross-connect gearboxes
    • 2 x Escher Wyss controllable pitch propellers
    • 4 x General Motors/Western Electric 2.3 MW electric generators
    • 2 x shafts, 140,000 shp
  • Range: 9,500 nautical miles (17,594 kilometers) at 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Speed: 32.5 knots (60.19 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • System 015 Air Tracking Radar with IFF
    • System 021 Long-range Air Search Radar
    • System 025A Medium-range Air Search radar
    • System 034SCR Long-range Surface Search Radar
    • System 050C Integrated Information Transfer System
    • Mk.91 NSSM Guidance Systems x 3
    • Mk.95 Radars x 3
  • Countermeasures:
    • AN/SLY-2 Electronic Warfare Suite
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie torpedo countermeasures suite
    • Airborne Systems IDS300 floating naval decoy system
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Mk.29 missile launchers (fires RIM-162 ESSM)
    • 4 x Phalanx Block II 20mm CIWS
    • 2 x Mauser MLG-27 27mm autocannons
  • Aircraft Carried: 36 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
  • Aircraft Supported: AV-8B Harrier II, F-35B Lightning II, CH-147 Chinook, CH-148 Cyclone, CH-149 Cormorant, CH-151 Vulcan. CV-192 Osprey, CA-200M Sea Scorpion
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