Barbaros-class frigate (MEKO 200TN)

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Completed:
4
Commissioned:
Complement:
180
Displacement:
3350 t
Length:
118 m
Beam:
14.8 m
Propulsion:
  • CODOG
  • 2 * General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines 60,000 hp
  • 2 * MTU 20V 1163 diesel-engines 13,060 hp (9,740 kW)
  • 2 * controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
32 knots
Range:
4,100 nautical miles (7,600 km; 4,700 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Electronics:
  • Decca 2040 BT radar
  • AWS-9 radar
  • HSA D08 radar
  • HSA STIR 24
  • HSA STIR 18 radar
  • SQS-56 sonar
  • Racal Cutlass
  • Racal Scorpion
  • Mk 36 decoy
Armament:
  • 2 * Mk 141 quad-pack Launcher for 8 * RGM-84 Harpoon
  • 1 * Mk 41 Mod 8 VLS for 16 * RIM-162 ESSM Sea Sparrow PDMS (SAM)
  • 1 * 5 inch /54 gun
  • 3 * Oerlikon Contraves Sea Zenith 25mm CIWS gun systems
  • 2 * Mark 32 Surface Vessel Torpedo Tube sets
Aircraft:
  • 1 * S-70B Seahawk or AB 212 ASW helicopter
  • Helipad
  • Hangar

The Barbaros-class frigates are among the most modern frigates in the Turkish Navy. They were designed in Germany and are part of the MEKO group of modular warships, in this case the MEKO 200 design. Two ships were built in Germany and two in Turkey with German assistance. They are larger than the previous Yavuz-class frigates and are also faster due to using CODOG machinery rather than pure diesels.

The first two vessels (F-244 and F-245) are defined as the Barbaros class (MEKO 200 TN Track II-A) while the last two vessels (F-246 and F-247) are defined as the Salih Reis class (MEKO 200 TN Track II-B) by the Turkish Navy. The two vessels of the Salih Reis class were fitted with the Mk.41 VLS, while the Sea Sparrow launchers on the older Barbaros-class vessels are currently being replaced with Mk.41 VLS, which is capable of launching Evolved Sea Sparrow (ESSM) missiles.

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