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Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel

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The Independence-class littoral mission vessels are a class of eight surface platforms that are slated to replace Fearless-class patrol vessels of the Republic of Singapore Navy.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Littoral Mission Vessel
  • Service Period: 2016-
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 262 feet 6 inches (80.01 meters)
    • Beam: 39 feet 4 inches (11.99 meters)
    • Draft:
    • Displacement: 1,180 tons
  • Crew: 60 (30 core crew and 30 mission crew)
  • Installed Power: 8,600 kW (11,500 shp)
  • Propulsion: CODAD, 2 × MTU 20V 4000 M93 diesel engines, each rated at 4,300 kW (5,770 shp), Total Ouput: 8,600 kW (11,540 shp)
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed (Maximum): 27 knots (50 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Thales NS 100 S-band multi-function AESA Radar
    • Kelvin Hughes SharpEye Navigation Radar
    • Sagem Gun Fire-control System
    • STELOP COMPASS D x 1
  • Countermeasures:
    • STELOP 360° all-round surveillance
  • Armament:
    • 1 x OTO Melara 76mm/62-caliber Super Rapid naval gun
    • 12 x VL-MICA SAMs
    • 2 x Hitrole 12.7 mm (0.50 in) RCWS
    • 2 x 25mm/87-caliber Mk.38 Mod2 Typhoon machine guns
    • 2 x Long-Range Acoustic Device 500 Xtreme (LRAD500X)
  • Aviation Facilities: Flight deck for one medium-lift helicopters

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