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Sydney-class Guided Missile Frigate

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The Sydney-class Guided Missile Frigate are a class of eleven frigates in the RAN. The class was ordered after the 2008 Indian Ocean War that cost the RAN the HMAS Anzac and HMAS Sydney.

Specifications[edit]

  • Type: Multirole Frigate
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 474 feet (144.48 meters)
    • Beam: 54 feet (16.5 meters)
    • Draught: 20 feet (6.1 meters)
    • Displacement: 4,600 tons (Standard); 5,980 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 225
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 x General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines, 67,200 shp (51 MW)
    • 2 x MTU 16V 1163 TB93 diesel engines, 5,920 kilowatts (7,940 hp) each
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
  • Speed: 32 Knots (59.27 Kilometers/Hour; 36.83 Miles/Hour)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • Raytheon SPS-49(V)8 ANZ C/D-Band Air Search Radar
    • Kelvin Hughes SharpEye I-Band Navigation Radar
    • CEAFAR S-Band 3D AESA Air/Surface Search Radar
    • Saab CEROS 200 Ku-Band Fire Control Radar
    • CEAMOUNT X-Band Fire Control Radar
    • Sagem Vampir NG IRST
    • Thomson Sintra Spherion-B hull-mounted bow sonar
    • Thales UMS 5424 Petrel Mine and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar
    • Cossor AIMS Mark XII IFF System
  • Countermeasures:
    • JEDS 3701 electronic support measures
    • Telefunken PST-1720 comms intercept
    • Loral Hycor SRBOC decoy launchers
    • BAE Nulka decoy launchers
    • AN/SLQ-25C Nixie torpedo countermeasures suite
  • Armament
    • 1 x Mark 45 Mod 4 5"/62-caliber lightweight naval gun
    • 2 x 4-cannister Mk.141 Harpoon missile launchers (fires RGM-84L Harpoon Blk.II+ AShMs)
    • 1 x 32-cell Mark 41 Vertical Launching System (fires RUM-139 VL-ASROC and RIM-162 ESSM)
    • 2 x Mark 32 Mod 9 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes (fires Eurotorp MU90 Impact lightweight torpedoes)
    • 2 x Mk.49 RAM Launchers (fires RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles)
    • 6 x M2 Brown 12.7mm machine guns
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopter

Unit Run[edit]

  • HMAS Sydney (FFH-158)
  • HMAS Anzac (FFH-159)
  • HMAS Torrens (FFH-160)
  • HMAS Broken Hill (FFH-161)
  • HMAS Mackay (FFH-162) - under construction
  • HMAS Rockhampton (FFH-163) - under construction
  • HMAS Newcastle (FFH-164) - planned for construction
  • HMAS Liverpool (FFH-165) - planned for construction
  • HMAS Cairns (FFH-166) - planned for construction
  • HMAS Gladstone (FFH-167) - planned for construction
  • HMAS Alice Springs (FFH-168) - planned for construction
  • HMAS Gold Coast (FFH-169) - planned for construction
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