Maharaja Lela-class frigate (Gowind 3100)

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Maharaja Lela-class frigate (Gowind 3100) 0
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Builder:
Type:
Planned:
6
Completed:
5
Complement:
138
Displacement:
3100 t
Length:
111 m
Beam:
16 m
Propulsion:
  • CODAD
  • 4 * MTU 20V 1163 M94, each rated at 7,400 kW (9,925 shp)
  • Total output: 29,600 kW (39,694 shp)
Speed:
28 knots
Range:
5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Electronics:
  • Combat System:DCNS SETIS
  • Search radar:Thales SMART-S Mk2
  • Fire control radar:Rheinmetall TMEO Mk2 electro-optical tracking system & TMX/EO Mk2
  • Sonar:Thales CAPTAS-2 ASW suite with hull sonar & towed array sonar
  • Thales Vigile ESM
  • Wallop/Esterline Super Barricade decoy system
Armament:
  • 1 * Bofors 57 mm main gun
  • 2 * MSI DS30M 30 mm cannon
  • 16 * VL Mica in Sylver VLS
  • 8 * Naval Strike Missile SSM
  • 2 * triple torpedo launcher
Aircraft:
  • Various types of UAVs
  • and helicopter, weighing up to 10 tons

The Maharaja Lela-class frigates is a class of six stealth frigates being built for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The ships are based on an enlarged version of the Gowind-class corvette, designed by DCNS of France. The contract has been finalised and it has been decided that all six ships will be built by local shipbuilder Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) for the RMN at a ceiling price of RM9 billion (US$2.8 billion), starting from 2015. The Gowind 3100-class ship is a frigate with the displacement of 3,100 tons and length of 111 metres (364 ft 2 in).

It is believed that the RMN had requested for Thales Herakles radar that used on the FREMM frigates but BHIC had instead chosen the SMART-S. These following sensors have been chosen for the ships.

Combat System: DCNS SETIS

Search radar: Thales SMART-S Mk2

Fire control radar: Rheinmetall TMEO Mk2 electro-optical tracking system & TMX/EO Mk2

Sonar: Thales CAPTAS-2 ASW suite with hull sonar & towed array sonar.

The stealth 57 mm gun to equip the SGPVs, seen with the barrel retracted.

The Bofors 57 mm gun will be mounted in a stealth cupola similar to the ones mounted on the Swedish Visby-class corvette. This frigate also equipped with two MSI DS30M 30 mm cannon as a secondary gun. BHIC also announced that there has been 16 Sylver VLS allocated on the deck of the ship for the surface-to-air missile although the missiles not contracted yet as 2019. At the LIMA 2015, BHIC confirmed that the Naval Strike Missile had been chosen for this frigate anti-ship missile requirement, winning over the Exocet MM40 Block 3. For the anti-submarine capabilities, it is confirmed that the ships will be equipped with two J+S fixed triple torpedo launcher.

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