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The Valour-class Frigate (production name MEKO A-200SAN) is class of light warship designed by German shipbuilding company Blohm + Voss for the South African Navy in the early to mid 2000s. The class consists of five vessels named after moments of conspicuous bravery.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Stealth Frigate
  • Service Period: 2006-
  • Designers: Blohm + Voss Shipbuilding and Engineering Works
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 397 feet (121.01 meters)
    • Beam: 53.6 feet (16.34 meters)
    • Draft: 19.5 feet (5.95 meters)
    • Displacement: 3,700 tons
  • Crew: 152
  • Power: 42,880 shp (31.84 MW)
  • Propulsion: 2 x MTU 16V 1163 TB93 diesel engines, 1 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbine, 1 x waterjet
  • Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 16 knots (29.64 km/h)
  • Speed: 28 Knots (51.86 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite/Countermeasures
    • Thales Naval France MRR-3D NG G-band multi-role RDF
    • Reutech RTS 6400 monopulse X-band (I/J bands) combined radar and optronics trackers x 2
    • Reutech Electro-optical tracker
    • Tellumat Integrated Naval IFF system
    • M-Tek Target Designation Sights
    • Thales UMS4132 Kingklip ASDIC
    • MDS 3060
    • Saab Grintek Avitronics SME 100/200 ESM & ELINT
    • Saab Grintek Avitronics MRL (96 decoys) x 2
  • Armament
    • 1 x Otobreda 76mmm naval gun
    • 1 x Denel Systems 35mm Naval Defender CIWS
    • 2 x Mark1 Oerlikon 20mm cannon
    • 8 MBDA MM 40 Exocet Block 2 surface-to-surface missiles (mounted in two four-cell launchers)
    • 16 x Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles (mounted in two eight-cell vertical launchers)
    • 4 x 12.75" torpedo tubes
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 x Westland Lynx, or 1 x Atlas Oryx, or 1 x AgustaWestland AW109, or 1 x Rooivalk, or several UAVs

Unit RunEdit

  • SAS Amatola (F145)
  • SAS Isandlwana (F146)
  • SAS Spioenkop (F147)
  • SAS Mendi (F148)
  • SAS Otavi (F149)

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