Spain joins EU corvette patrol program

Spain joins EU corvette patrol program

Spain has become the fourth country to set up a new European corvette for its Navy. According to Naval News, Madrid has officially joined the program for the development and production of a new patrol corvette for European countries.


The new European Corvette (EPC) is being created under the auspices of the Permanent Structured Cooperation on Defense and Security, PESCO. Initially, Italy, France and Greece participated in the project, now Spain has also joined them. The aim of the program is to develop a prototype of a new class of ships, which, subject to unification and modularity, will be able to perform a wide range of combat missions.

According to the requirements voiced earlier by the French and Italian Navy, the displacement of the new ship should be in the region of 3500 tons, hull length - 110 meters, draft - up to 5,5 meters. Cruising range - 10 nautical miles. Other requirements are not called. It is planned to develop and build three versions of the corvette: an air defense ship, an anti-submarine warfare ship and a ship for fighting surface forces.

Since 2021, the European Union will allocate funds for the project, European enterprises will receive an invitation to participate in the project. The direct construction of the ships is planned for 2025, and the transfer of the first corvette to the customer is planned for 2027.

According to preliminary data, the Italian fleet intends to order eight corvettes of a new type, the French - 8-11 ships. Nothing is known about the plans of Greece and Spain.
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  1. knn54 14 May 2020 16: 20 New
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    One of 13 new defense projects approved by the EU authorities, without the participation of the Yankees.
    1. Diver-SP 14 May 2020 16: 56 New
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      Quote: knn54
      One of 13 new defense projects approved by the EU authorities, without the participation of the Yankees.

      I doubt that the United States could do without ..))) Europe, it is like a fallen woman spins, between west and east ..
      1. Vasyan1971 14 May 2020 17: 18 New
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        Quote: Diver-SP
        I doubt that the United States could do without ..

        I think they grit their teeth. The laurels of fe-35, the naval bourgeois do not give sleep peacefully.
    2. antivirus 14 May 2020 17: 13 New
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      not a single aircraft carrier project of 100 thousand tons is minus the EU
    3. APASUS 14 May 2020 21: 39 New
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      Quote: knn54
      One of 13 new defense projects approved by the EU authorities, without the participation of the Yankees.

      How and without Americans? Satellites, all missile weapons and everything will be directly tied to the USA
  2. Sandor Clegane 14 May 2020 16: 23 New
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    It is planned to develop and build three versions of the corvette: an air defense ship, an anti-submarine warfare ship and a ship for fighting surface forces.
    It's time for us to go the same way! Corvettes are exactly air defense and anti-aircraft defense, frigates: anti-aircraft defense and anti-aircraft and shock version. It's my personal opinion
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan 14 May 2020 16: 32 New
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      And what is bad about our pr.20380? Why make two corvettes of it?

      In my opinion, universal corvettes, frigates and destroyers are more preferable for Russia, in view of the more modest economic and production capabilities of our country in comparison with the EU, USA or China.

      The fact that the EU will do 2 corvettes, we will do one.
      1. Sandor Clegane 14 May 2020 16: 35 New
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        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        And what is bad about our pr.20380?

        I’m not saying that it’s bad, but it was pushed into it that it’s not fit, it would be better if the 20380 was in 2 types of weapons: air defense and strike - air defense
        1. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 17: 00 New
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          Quote: Sandor Clegane
          Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
          And what is bad about our pr.20380?

          I’m not saying that it’s bad, but it was pushed into it that it’s not fit, it would be better if the 20380 was in 2 types of weapons: air defense and strike - air defense


          And it’s better to combine everything at once like on 20385. It's still better to have one universal corvette than several specialized ones.
          Characteristics of the corvette project 20385:
          - Length / width of the ship - 104/13 m.
          Displacement is 2200 tons.
          The speed threshold is 27 knots.
          The vessel autonomy is 15 days.
          The distance covered is 5600 km.
          Power units - 1DDA-12000 diesel engines.
          The number of crew members is 99 people.
          Artillery weapons on board represented by the installation of A-190-01 (caliber 100 mm). There is a universal caliber missile system, machine guns, anti-aircraft guns of the Redut type, acoustic and radar bases, anti-submarine armament Package and reinforcement in the form of a Ka-27 helicopter.

          https://fb.ru/article/320067/korvet-proekta-gremyaschiy-harakteristiki-i-foto-korvet-provornyiy
          1. Sandor Clegane 14 May 2020 17: 13 New
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            Quote: Sky Strike fighter
            All the same, it is better to have one universal corvette than several specialized ones.

            for me on one base it is better to have two types, while I do not argue which is better .......
          2. bayard 14 May 2020 21: 30 New
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            At 20385, the speed is very bad, and they re-packed it with weapons in such and such a volume. In order to balance such a ship in terms of armament and other characteristics, it needs to have a displacement of the order of 3000 - 3500 tons, but the price will be appropriate. And the cost of operation.
            For corvettes 20385, the price is already the same as for the frigate VI 3500 tons, the composition of armaments is also, but the ammunition, especially for air defense, is limited. As a result, we have a redraw with restrictions on ammunition, seaworthiness, autonomy, speed ... but at a price like a frigate VI 3500 tons.
            Therefore, I also think that it is more reasonable to have two specialized corvettes on the 20380 platform - the air defense / corps corvette and the shock guard corvette.
            However, the main problem of these corvettes is insufficient diesel power. If in the near future there will be a domestic diesel engine of 10 l / s, then four of these units will solve the issue of speed.
            The radar "Barrier" for a ship of such a VI and with such ammunition missiles seems redundant. Therefore, it is advisable with the advent of a new power plant on diesels 4 x 10 000 l / s, to slightly increase the length (insert an additional section) to increase the ammunition missile launcher and internal usable volumes. In this case, the increased BC ZUR justifies the installation of the Zaslon radar station with increased capabilities to repel air attacks, and a slightly increased VI will have a positive effect on seaworthiness and autonomy (increased fuel supply in the bottom tanks).
            But all the same, it will turn out to be a very expensive corvette, with universal properties. And the fleet needs massive BMZ PLO ships, where the number of such ships is very important for rounding up enemy submarines.
        2. venik 14 May 2020 21: 13 New
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          Quote: Sandor Clegane
          it would be better if 20380 was in 2 types of weapons: air defense and strike - air defense

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          In my opinion, sooner (given the presence of the UKSK 3S14 and the Caliber complex), an option would be better: 1) air defense, 2) PLO / Shock - it will seem to be easier! drinks
      2. Boa kaa 14 May 2020 22: 24 New
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        Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
        And what is bad about our pr.20380?

        There are questions ... But now is not about that. If someone has not noticed, the article is not about corvettes, but about a PATROL ship. We think I have 22160, which is called - patrol ship, However. It also involves modular content. Even the mine system "alexandrite" plans to carry and other non-governmental legal entities. But for many, it caused an ambiguous reaction.
        Returning to the question of “two corvettes,” I would like to note that the trend is increasingly leaning toward a MULTI-PURPOSE (universal) ship (corvette, frigate ...). Therefore, their mortgage boards begin with the words "multi-purpose."
    2. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 16: 34 New
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      We have something similar. It is interesting what are the plans of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the project 23420? The link below is written in more detail. We just need the IPC.
      Computer images and a description of the new development of this design bureau, a small anti-submarine ship (MPC) of project 23420, appeared on the Almaz TsMKB website.


      Displacement MPK - about 1300 tons, length - about 75 m, width - 13 m. Speed ​​depending on the type of power plant - 25-30 knots. And this installation itself, at the request of the customer, can be diesel or diesel-electric or gas turbine. The IPC's sailing range is 2500 miles, autonomy is 15 days. The crew should consist of 60 people.

      Armament may vary. The anti-submarine arsenal, as described, includes the Package-E / NK anti-submarine / anti-torpedo complex of two launchers with eight 324 mm MTT anti-submarine torpedoes and an M-15 anti-torpedo. Instead of the “Package”, again according to the description, the RPK-8E complex can be installed, consisting of RBU-6000 with 48 90R anti-submarine missiles and RSL-60 depth charges. However, in the pictures posted on the same site, we see something else. On them the armament of a small anti-submarine ship anti-aircraft defense consists of two twin-tube 533-mm DTA-53 devices, placed side-by-side closer to the stern, and RPK-8E on the superstructure. In another figure found on the Web, the composition of anti-submarine equipment is different: two three-pipe 324-mm torpedo tubes and RPK-8E. Finally, one more option can be found on the leaflet of the Almaz TsMKB: two four-container launchers of the Package-E / NK complex are on-board in front of the superstructure, and RPK-8E in its bow.


      The project 23420 ship has developed sonar armament: GAK MGK-335EM-03, low-frequency active-passive sonar station "Vignette-EM" with a flexible long towed antenna, with which low-noise submarines can be detected in deep water at ranges up to 40-60 km. Against underwater saboteurs and their means of transportation, you can use the Anapa-ME or Lovat GAS, and destroy the enemy’s combat swimmers using two DP-64 hand-held anti-sabotage grenade launchers.

      https://oborona.ru/includes/periodics/navy/2016/0317/135418159/detail.shtml
  3. Doccor18 14 May 2020 16: 26 New
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    "It is planned to develop and build three versions of the corvette: an air defense ship, an anti-submarine warfare ship, and a ship for fighting surface forces."
    The trend in the construction of highly specialized ships is gaining momentum.
    1. Vasyan1971 14 May 2020 17: 14 New
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      Quote: Doccor18
      The trend in the construction of highly specialized ships is gaining momentum.

      Rather, the trend is modularity ...
      1. Doccor18 14 May 2020 17: 44 New
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        Ship or weapon modularities?
        If ships - then this has been practiced for a long time. MEKO concept. And if weapons, then this idea crashed into reality. The USA and Denmark have already been burned in this matter.
        1. Vasyan1971 14 May 2020 19: 08 New
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          Quote: Doccor18
          And if weapons, then this idea crashed into reality.

          And Suddenly! belay
          The aim of the program is to develop a prototype of a new class of ships, which, taking into account the unification and modularity able to perform a wide range of combat missions.

          No wonder the emphasis is on this?
  4. Pvi1206 14 May 2020 17: 02 New
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    there are many of them ... we can’t keep up with them ...
    1. Sky strike fighter 14 May 2020 17: 08 New
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      We will break through. There are many of them, but we are in vests.
  5. Vasyan1971 14 May 2020 17: 12 New
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    According to preliminary data, the Italian fleet intends to order eight corvettes of a new type, the French - 8-11 ships. Nothing is known about the plans of Greece and Spain.

    And what, interestingly, do the brave Poles and tribals think about this? what Also, after all, the sea powers ... wassat
    1. BREAKTHROUGH READY 14 May 2020 17: 58 New
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      The EU deprives of these beggars next year, therefore, the imperial plans for the revival of the Commonwealth “from sea to sea” are postponed indefinitely bully
    2. Boa kaa 14 May 2020 23: 07 New
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      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Also, after all, the sea powers ...

      You will be surprised! Not only "sea" but also the strongest "aviation" powers ...
      Look how bravely they demonstrate their aviation musk in parades!
  6. Eug
    Eug 14 May 2020 17: 40 New
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    Spaniards are increasing the chances of their firms participating in dividing the European naval pie ... a very rational approach.
    1. Vasyan1971 14 May 2020 19: 15 New
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      Quote: Eug
      very rational approach.

      Dangerous business! An example of Turkey cries out. A step to the left, a step to the right of the general line of the regional committee, a jump in place ... And bye bye money.
  7. Dart2027 16 May 2020 09: 26 New
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    3500 tons corvette? Actually, this is a frigate.