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Britain lays a series of new frigates for its Navy

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Britain lays a series of new frigates for its Navy

Frigate of the Arrowhead 140 project, selected as the basis for the Type-31 frigates


In the future, the British Navy plans to replenish "budget frigates." According to TsAMTO, the British Ministry of Defense has confirmed the signing of an agreement with Babcock on the design and construction of a series of multipurpose frigates of the Type-31 class.

According to the center, the signed contract provides for the construction of a series of five frigates. The cost of building one ship should be no more than 250 million pounds, and the entire series - no more than 1,25 billion pounds. For the entire program, which also includes tests of frigates, commissioning, training, spare parts, etc. allocated no more than 1,98 billion pounds.

According to Babcock, the development of the Type-31 frigate project began immediately after the signing of the agreement, based on the 140-meter frigate Arrowhead-140 based on the Iver Huitfeldt class frigate project Adopted by the Danish Navy. It is planned that the laying of the lead ship of the series will take place in 140, launching in 2021, and commissioning no later than 2023 of the year. The entire series of five frigates should go into operation before the 2025 year.

It is planned that the new frigate will have a total displacement of about 5700 tons, length 138,7 m, width 19,8 m and draft 4,8 m. Crew no more than 100 people, speed - at least 28 knots, cruising range - 9000 nautical miles at 12 knots. The peculiarity of the ship is the availability of space to accommodate 65-75 people of the marine corps or special forces.

The ship should be armed with: a promising anti-ship missile system (type not yet defined), anti-aircraft missile system, anti-aircraft artillery system, artillery mount with a caliber of up to 127 mm, possibly torpedo tubes and a hangar for two reconnaissance helicopters.
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  1. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 19 November 2019 14: 19 New
    +1
    The ship should be armed with: a promising anti-ship missile system (type not yet defined), anti-aircraft missile system, anti-aircraft artillery system, artillery mount with a caliber of up to 127 mm, possibly torpedo tubes and a hangar for two reconnaissance helicopters.

    But isn’t it too much for a frigate with a total displacement of about 5700 tons, a length of 138,7 m, a width of 19,8 m and a draft of 4,8 m. ???
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 19 November 2019 14: 29 New
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      And what is it, missile systems can be light with small ammunition, here are two helicopters annoying.
      1. EnGenius
        EnGenius 19 November 2019 16: 18 New
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        There may be reconnaissance UAVs
    2. kjhg
      kjhg 19 November 2019 14: 30 New
      +3
      But something else surprised me. Cruising range 9000 nautical miles at 12 knots! Our Gorshkov has only 4500 miles at 14 knots. Do the British want to go to the Falklands and back without refueling?
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 19 November 2019 14: 32 New
        +2
        Everything is simple. Ours downplay, and they exaggerate the performance characteristics.
      2. Vadmir
        Vadmir 19 November 2019 15: 17 New
        +1
        Cruising range 9000 nautical miles at 12 knots! Our Gorshkov has only 4500 miles at 14 knots. Do the British want to go to the Falklands and back without refueling?
        It all depends on the tasks that the ship must solve. Britain is an island and has interests in many parts of the world. And Gorshkov in the North and 4500 miles is enough. The Pacific Ocean is another matter, because the Pacific and Indian Ocean are the area of ​​responsibility of the Pacific Fleet. For Pacific Fleet frigates, a long range is needed, I hope the project 22350M will take this into account.
      3. Tiksi-3
        Tiksi-3 19 November 2019 15: 22 New
        +4
        Quote: kjhg
        Cruising range 9000 nautical miles at 12 knots!

        this is nonsense of journalists! but two turntables are serious !!
      4. mvg
        mvg 19 November 2019 19: 48 New
        -2
        Because Rolls Royce, not Kolomna. Yes, and a thousand more displacement.
    3. Botanologist
      Botanologist 19 November 2019 14: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: Honest Citizen
      But is it too much for a frigate,


      mind you, for 250.000.000 pounds, about 20.620.000.000 rubles.
      1. mvg
        mvg 19 November 2019 19: 48 New
        -4
        The price tag of our corvette 22380
    4. Undecim
      Undecim 19 November 2019 14: 55 New
      +2
      But isn’t it too much for a frigate with a total displacement of about 5700 tons, a length of 138,7 m, a width of 19,8 m and a draft of 4,8 m.
      This question is best addressed to site newsmakers who never identify the sources of their innermost knowledge. The British themselves declare a displacement of 6600 tons, 3 Bofors guns - two 40 mm and one 57 mm.
    5. Civil
      Civil 19 November 2019 15: 00 New
      -1
      The rich have their own quirks ...
    6. Vadmir
      Vadmir 19 November 2019 15: 27 New
      +1
      Gorshkov has 5400 tons of full displacement and has almost all of the above, except for the second helicopter.
    7. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 November 2019 15: 30 New
      +1
      The only question is, how will two helicopters fit into the hangar?
      The remaining weapons are easy to place.
      1. We_smart
        We_smart 19 November 2019 15: 44 New
        0
        As an option, one in the hangar, the second in a helicopter. Is it true to keep it under the influence of sea salt all the time?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 19 November 2019 15: 49 New
          +1
          Here I come to that. It is necessary to increase the hangar.
          Due to the take-off deck? Or lengthen the ship smile
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 19 November 2019 14: 31 New
    +1
    "Iver Huitfeldt class frigate project" is again a mess, in the article both type and design and class and frigate.
  3. svp67
    svp67 19 November 2019 14: 34 New
    +1
    The peculiarity of the ship is the availability of space for 65-75 people of the marine corps or special forces.
    The rule of Britain by the seas, all can not calm down ... All the colonial past does not sleep.
    But the timing of design and construction is impressive. I wonder if they can?
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 19 November 2019 14: 57 New
      +4
      I think they can. Not the first time that ships are being built. This, alas, is not our "unfinished" ...
      1. svp67
        svp67 19 November 2019 15: 00 New
        +2
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        Not the first time that ships are being built.

        Well, well, I really hope to "look at it"
  4. knn54
    knn54 19 November 2019 14: 50 New
    0
    So the AUG looms
    1. svp67
      svp67 19 November 2019 15: 01 New
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      Quote: knn54
      So the AUG looms

      Rather, it’s a “landing-expeditionary detachment,” somewhere, “planting democracy”
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 19 November 2019 15: 35 New
    +7
    The British planned a fleet:
    2 aircraft carriers, 6 destroyers, 12 frigates, 2 UDC.
    7 strike submarines and 4 (or 3?) Submarines with ICBMs.
    Most of the ideas have already been completed.
  6. Evil 55
    Evil 55 19 November 2019 15: 42 New
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    Well, of course .. With the "series of grandmother and relatives" no luck, so at least on the little things advance ...
  7. Politruk-m
    Politruk-m 19 November 2019 16: 14 New
    -3
    Not that the Britons again imagined themselves to be a "great sea power"?
    Who are going to threaten? They would sit quietly on their island and crap quietly .. And then they’re going straight for a blow .. well, well
    1. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 19 November 2019 17: 30 New
      0
      No, they’re just getting ready to redistribute the spheres of influence, it’s just that before, a small group of leading powers had a large merchant fleet, thanks to which they cut fabulous money on world trade, buying it up cheaply in one place and selling it many times more expensive, and thanks to the military fleet they quickly destroyed and or suppressed competitors and intractable partners. But then came the "era of peace" as a result of which competitors climbed out and bit off a piece of cake, then partners began to speak and pulled a blanket over themselves, they (the leading maritime powers) did not like this thing, the redistribution was coming, the main players are the USA and China , plus there are their sea and land satellites, plus many want to solve their small-town differences for this matter.