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Патрульный катер CIPPB Te Kukupa II

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Основная информация

Страна постройки:
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Главные размерения

39.5 м
8 м
0.76 м


Силовая установка:
  • 2 * Caterpillar 3516C diesels
  • 2 * 2000 kW and 1600 rpm
  • 2 * shafts
20 уз
Дальность плавания:
3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)



Боевые силы и средства

Лодки и десантные катера:
  • 1 * Work Ribs (WRH635FRB)
  • Communication system:
  • VHF/DSC Radios, MF/HF DSC
  • Radios, VHF Aeroband Radio,
  • UHF Military Radio, Inmarsat C,
  • SatCom,HF and VHF Radio
  • Direction Finder
  • Navigation:
  • X-Band Radar, Electronic Chart
  • System, DGPS, Gyrocompass,
  • Autopilot, Depth Sounder
  • Space and weight reservation for a 30mm main gun
  • Port and Starboard mounts for 0.50 calibre GPMG

Te Kukupa II is a Guardian-class patrol boat being built in Australia for the Cook Islands. It will replace the original Te Kukupa, supplied to the Cook Islands three decades earlier. Her crew will be drawn from the Cook Islands Police Service.

Australia supplied 22 Pacific Forum-class patrol boats to 12 of its smaller Pacific Forum allies when the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea established that maritime nations controlled an economic exclusion zone 200 kilometres (120 mi) off their coasts.

Australia designed the vessels to use commercial off the shelf components, rather than cutting edge military grade components, to make it easier to maintain the vessels in small, isolated shipyards. The vessels have a maximum speed of 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph), and have a complement of approximately 20 crewmembers. They are able to launch and retrieve a pursuit boat from a stern launching ramp without requiring bringing the vessel to a halt.

Te Kukupa II was launched in January 2022. It was formally handed over to the Cook Islands at a ceremony on 9 June 2022, and will arrive in Rarotonga in late June.

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