Frigate SAS Isandlwana (F146)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW)
Operator:
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Ship measurements

Displacement:
3759 t
Length:
121 m
Beam:
16.34 m
Draught:
5.95 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODAG WARP
  • 2 * MTU 16V 1163 TB93 diesel engines, 5,920 kilowatts (7,940 hp) each
  • 2 * shafts for cruise
  • 1 * General Electric LM2500, 20,000 kilowatts (27,000 hp)
  • 1 * waterjet
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)

Crew

Complement:
152

Combat assets

Armor:

Welded GL-D36 steel

Electronics:
  • Thales Naval France MRR-3D NG G-band multi-role radar
  • 2 * Reutech RTS 6400 monopulse X-band (I/J bands) combined radar and optronics trackers
  • Reutech Electro-optical tracker
  • Tellumat Integrated Naval IFF system
  • M-Tek Target Designation Sights
  • Thales UMS4132 Kingklip sonar
  • MDS 3060 obstacle avoidance sonar
  • Saab Grintek Avitronics SME 100/200 ESM (Intercept and Jammer) & ELINT
  • 2 * Saab Grintek Avitronics MRL Super Barricade chaff launchers (96 decoys)
Armament:
  • 2 * 4 MBDA MM 40 Exocet Block 2 surface-to-surface missiles
  • 16 * Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles in a 16 cell Vertical launching system, can be increased to 32
  • 1 * Otobreda 76 mm gun
  • 1 * Denel 35mm Dual Purpose Gun (CIWS)
  • 2 * Mk1 Oerlikon 20 mm cannon
  • 2 * 12.7 mm Rogue remotely operated guns
  • 4 * 324 mm (12.8 in) torpedo tubes
Aircraft:
  • 1 * SuperLynx 300 (can carry 2)
  • Helipad
  • Hangar

SAS Isandlwana (F146) is the second of four Valour-class frigates for the South African Navy built by the European South African Corvette Consortium. SAS Isandlwana was named after the Battle of Isandlwana at a ceremony held in Kiel in December 2002, by Deputy Defence Minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge.

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