FRIGATES

4 Valour Class (MEKO® A200 – SAN) (FSG)


SAS AMATOLA

Name Number Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned
SAS Amatola F145 Blohm+Voss Hamburg 02 Aug 2001 06 June 2002 25 Sep 2005
SAS Isandlwana F146 Howaldtswerke Kiel 26 Oct 2001 05 Dec 2002 19 Dec 2004
SAS Spioenkop F147 Blohm+Voss Hamburg 28 Feb 2002 02 Aug 2003 15 Mar 2004
SAS Mendi F148 Howaldtswerke Deutche Werft, Kiel 28 Jun 2002 Oct 2003 15 Jun 2004

 

Displacement, tons: 3,590 full load
Dimensions, feet (metres): 397 x 53.8 x 20.3 (121 x 16 x 5.95)
MAIN MACHINERY: CODAG; 1 GE LM 2500 gas turbine 26,820 hp (m) (20 MW); 2 MTU 16V 1163 TB93 diesels 16,102 hp(m) (11.84 MW; 2 shafts; acbLIPS cp props; 1 acbLIPS LJ2 10E waterjet (centreline)
Speed, knots: 28.
Range,miles: 7,700 at 15 kt
Complement: 92 plus 8 aircrew plus 20 spare
Missiles: SSM: 8 Exocet MM40 Block 2; SAM Umkhonto 16 cell VLS
Guns: 1 OTOBreda 76mm/62 compact
2 LIW DPG 35mm (twin). 2 Oerlikon 20mm Mk1.
Torpedoes: 4 (2 twin) 324mm tubes.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 Super Barricade chaff launchers; ESM/ECM: intercept and jammer
Combat data systems: Thomson-CSF.
Weapons control: 2 optronic trackers.
Radars: Air/surface search; Thomson-CSF 3D; E/F-band. Fire control 2 sets; I/J-band. Navigation/helicopter control 2 sets; I-band.
Sonars: Thomson Marconi Kingklip; hull mounted, active search; medium frequency.
Helicopters: Lynx.

Programmes: Contract signed on 3 December 1999 with ESACC which includes Blohm + Voss, HDW, TRT, African Defence Systems and Thomson-CSF. Two were built by Blohm + Voss Hamburg, and two by HDW.Kiel.


SAS AMATOLA AND SAS ISANDLWANA (ABOVE) AND WITH STRIKE CRAFT (BELOW)



 

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