Avante 2000-class design ship

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Basic information

Type:
Country of build:
Planned:
9
Completed:
6
In service:
2011 – present (11 years)

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2,419 t
Length:
99 m
Beam:
13.6 m
Draft:
3.8 m

Machine

Propulsion system:
Propulsion:
  • 4 * MTU 12V-1163-TB93 rated at 4,440 kW (5,950 hp) each
  • 2 * shaft with Wärtsilä 5C11 CP propeller
Speed:
24 knots
Range:
3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)

Personnel

Complement:
60
Embarked units:
32

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Thales SMART-S Mk-2 multifunction radar
  • Thales Mirador EOTS
  • Thales Vigile 100 ESM
  • Thales Scout Mk2 LPI
  • Thales Sting 1.2
  • Thales TACTICOS CMS
Armament:
  • 1 * Oto Melara 76 mm ('A' position)
  • 1 * Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun System
  • 4 * 12.7 mm machine guns
  • 16-cell Mk 41 VLS (Saudi Arabia variant)
  • 64 * RIM-162 ESSM
  • 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon block II anti-ship missiles (Saudi Arabia variant)
  • 2 * 3 torpedo tubes (Saudi Arabia variant)
Aircraft:
  • Flight deck, hangar

Variants

Four Avante 2000 corvettes were built by Navantia to the Guaiquerí-class design for the Venezuelan Navy with the first ship commissioned in April 2011 and the last in January 2012.

In July 2018 it was announced that Navantia had signed an agreement with the Royal Saudi Navy for the production of five Al Jubail-class corvettes (Avante 2000) with the last to be delivered by 2022 at a cost of approximately 2 billion Euros.

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