Ulsan-class frigate

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2 years ago
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Builder:
Type:
Completed:
9
Commissioned:
Complement:
186
Displacement:
2350 t
Length:
103.7 m
Beam:
12.5 m
Propulsion:
  • CODOG
  • 2 * General Electric LM-2500 diesel engines
  • 2 * MTU 538 TB 82
Speed:
34 knots
Range:
8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Electronics:
  • Signaal DA-08 air surveillance radar
  • AN/SPS-10C navigation radar
  • ST-1802 fire control radar
  • Signaal PHS-32 hull-mounted sonar
  • TB-261K towed sonar
  • ULQ-11K ESM/ECM suite
  • 2 * Mark 36 SRBOC 6-tubed chaff/flare launcher
  • 2 * 15-tube SLQ-261 torpedo acoustic countermeasures
Armament:
  • 8 * Harpoon (2 quadruple launchers) anti-ship missile
  • 6 * 324 mm (12.8 in) Blue Shark torpedo (2 triple tubes)
  • 2 * Otobreda 76 mm (3 in)/62 cal. gun
  • 3 * Otobreda 40 mm (1.6 in)/70 cal. (2 twin) compact CIWS

The Ulsan-class frigate is a class of multi-purpose guided missile frigates built by the Republic of Korea.

The Ulsan class is a light frigate built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. The frigates are 103.7 metres (340 ft 3 in) in length with top speed of 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph) and range of 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph).

n June 2001, the Bangladesh Navy commissioned a heavily modified Ulsan-class frigate as the most modern ship in its fleet and named it BNS Bangabandhu. However, controversy regarding alleged corruption in the procurement process led the frigate to be decommissioned for several years. The ship was eventually recommissioned in 2007.

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