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On Friday April 1, the AOR "Cantabria" (A-15) arrived to Ferrol after a two month deployment with the Standing NATO Maritime Group - 1 (SNMG-1).

During the two months deployed the AOR "Cantabria" has been the supply ship of integrated units in that group. During this time he has participated in international exercises NOR TG / DG and Cold Response units realized with SNMG-1 and other units of different NATO countries.

During deployment the AOR "Cantabria" visited the ports of London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bergen (Norway), Trondheim (Norway), Oslo (Norway), Kiel (Germany), Warnemünde (Germany) and Riga (Latvia).

During their integration has coincided with another Spanish ship as the frigate "Alvaro de Bazan" also it acts as a command ship of the group.

Published in Spain
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 00:00

"ALVARO DE BAZAN" CLASS FRIGATE (F-100)

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAMENUMBERLAUNCHED COMMISSIONED HOMEPORT
    ALVARO DE BAZAN F-101 31 October 2000 19 September 2002 Ferrol
    ALMIRANTE JUAN DE BORBÓN F-102 28 February 2002 03 December 2003 Ferrol
    BLAS DE LEZO F-103 16 May 2003 16 December 2004 Ferrol
    MÉNDEZ NÚÑEZ F-104 12 November 2004 21 March 2006 Ferrol
    CRISTÓBAL COLÓN F-105 4 November 2010 23 October 2012 Ferrol
  • Length
    • 146.7 meters
  • Beam
    • 18.6 meters
  • Draft
    • 7.2 meters
  • Displacement
    • 5,700 tonnes (5,982 tonnes F-105).
  • Propulsion
    • CODOG (Combined Diesel or Gas)
    • 2 GE LM-2500 of 47,000 HP
    • 2 Turbinas de gas GE LM-2500 con una potencia de 47.000 HP
    • 2 diesel Bazán Bravo with a power of 12,200 HP (F-101 - F-104)
    • 2 diesel BRAVO 16V of 5,650 kW (F-105).
    • 1 bow thrusters to maneuver than 850 kW (F-105)
    • Shafts drive two controllable pitch propellers
  • Speed
    • 28 knots.
  • Range
    • 4,500 NM at 18 knots.
  • Complement
    • 200
  • Sensors
    • Multifunction radar: 3D AN/SPY-1D (AN/SPY-1D (V) in F-105).
    • Surface search radar: Raytheon AN/SPS-67 (Indra Aries-NAV in F-105).
    • Navigation radar: AN/SPS-73 (Indra Aries-SAAS in F-105).
    • Radar illuminator: 2 Raytheon AN/SPG-62 (Mk-99)
    • Sonar: Raytheon DE-1160 LF.
    • FLIR Tecnobit.
    • FABA Dorna for gun Mk-45.
    • TACAN AN/URN-25
  • ESM/ECM
    • Radar: Indra Aldebarán (Indra Rigel en F-105)
    • Comms: Indra Regulus
  • Countermeasures
    • 4 SRBOC Mk-36 Infrared flares and chaff launcher
    • SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo countermeasures.
    • Prairie/Masker
  • Systems
    • Aegis Combat System Mk-7 Baseline 5 (Baseline 7 in F-105)
    • AN/SRQ-4 ship-to-helicopter datalink.
    • Sainsel DLT-309.
    • Link 11/16 (and Link 22 in F-105)
    • Integrated Communications Control System ICCS-5
    • Communications UHF SATCOM, SHF SATCOMINMARSATUHFHFVHF, GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System), Iridium.
  • Weapons

     

    • 1 Lockheed Martin Mk-41 VLS 48 cells (SAM Standard SM-2MR, ESSM RIM 162B)
    • 1 gun BAE Systems Mk-45 Mod. 2 5inch/54.
    • 2 Mk-32 Mod. 9 double torpedo launchers for Mk-46 Mod. 5 lightweight torpedoes.
    • 2 gun of 20 mm.
    • 8 McDonnell Douglas RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile.
    • Penguin missile for helicopters.
    • 2 BAE Mk-38 Mod. 2 (F-105)
  • Aircraft carried
    • Hangar Sikorsky SH-60B LAMPS III Bloque I (or NH-90 in F-105).
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