Al Riyadh-class frigate (F3000S Sawari II)

Al Riyadh-class frigate (F3000S Sawari II) 0Al Riyadh-class frigate (F3000S Sawari II) 1Al Riyadh-class frigate (F3000S Sawari II) 2

Basic information

Type:
Operators:
Country of build:
Planned:
3
Completed:
3
In service:
2002 – present (20 years)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
4,700 t
Length:
133 m
Beam:
15.4 m
Draft:
4.1 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 4 * diesel SEMT Pielstick 12PA6V280 STC2, 21,000 hp (16,000 kW)
Speed:
24.5 knots
Range:
7,000 nmi (13,000 km; 8,100 mi)

Personnel

Complement:
70
Embarked units:
61

Combat assets

Cargo capacity:
  • 350 tonnes of fuel
  • 80 m3 (2,800 cu ft) of kerosene
  • 60 tonnes of potable water
Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * ETN boats
Armor:
  • On sensitive areas (munition magazine and control centre)
Electronics:
  • 1 * DRBN34 navigation radar
  • 1 * DRBN34 landing radar
  • 1 * Air/Surface DRBV 15C sentry radar
  • 1 * firing control radar for the 100 mm gun
  • 1 * CN2 firing control radar
  • 1 * Saigon ARBG 1 radio interceptor
  • 1 * ARBR 21 radar interceptor
  • 2 * Dagaie Mk2 AMGL-1C chaff launcher
  • 1 * AN/SLQ-25 Nixie tugged noise maker
  • 1 * Prairie-Masker noise reduction system
  • 1 * Integrated Shipboard Communication System ISCS (SNTI 120 ch.)
  • 1 * SEAO/OPSMER Naval command support system
  • 1 * Syracuse II satellite transmission system
  • 1 * Inmarsat navigation system
Armament:
  • 16 * Aster anti-air missiles
  • 8 * Exocet Anti-ship missiles
  • 4 * F17 torpedoes
  • 1 * 100 mm TR automatic gun
Aircraft:
  • 1 * helicopter (Panther or NH90)

The three Al Riyadh-class ships are an expanded anti-air version of the French La Fayette class, displacing about 4,700 tonnes (4,600 long tons) and extended to 133 m (436 ft 4 in) in length.

The ships' combat systems are produced by Armaris (a DCN/Thales joint venture) and are armed with the Aster 15 missile. The Aster missiles use the DCN SYLVER launcher. As with the La Fayette class the primary offensive weapon is the anti-surface Exocet missile. The ships' main gun is the Oto Melara 76 mm/62 Super Rapid gun replacing the 100 mm TR automatic gun. There are also four 533 mm (21.0 in) aft torpedo tubes. The ship is armed with the DCNS F17 heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo.

The ships are capable of a maximum speed of 24.5 knots (45.4 km/h; 28.2 mph) with a maximum range of 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km; 8,100 mi).

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