Formidable-class frigate

The Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigates are the latest surface platforms to enter into service with the Republic of Singapore Navy, and are multi-mission derivatives of the French Navy's La Fayette-class frigate. The six ships form the 185 Squadron of the RSN.

Formidable-class frigate
Class Ship
Type Frigate
Manufacturer DCNS
Origin Singapore
Country Name Origin Year
Singapore 2004
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Singapore 2007 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
ST Engineering View
RSS Formidable687 January 20045 May 2007
RSS Intrepid693 July 20045 February 2008
RSS Steadfast7028 January 20055 February 2008
RSS Tenacious7115 July 20055 February 2008
RSS Stalwart729 December 200516 January 2009
RSS Supreme739 May 200616 January 2009

Name: Formidable
Builders: DCNS
ST Engineering (Marine)
Operators:  Republic of Singapore Navy
Completed: 6
Active: 6
General characteristics
Type: Frigate
Displacement: 3,200 tonnes (3,150 long tons; 3,530 short tons)
Length: 114.8 m (376 ft 8 in)
Beam: 16.3 m (53 ft 6 in)
Draught: 6.0 m (19 ft 8 in)
Installed power: 4 × ISM V1708 diesel generators, each producing 860 kilowatts(1,150 shp)[1]
Total output: 3,440 kW (4,610 shp)
Propulsion: Combined diesel and diesel(CODAD) arrangement
4 × MTU 20V 8000 M90, each rated at 9,100 kW (12,200 shp)[2]
Total output: 36,400 kW (48,800 shp)
Speed: Maximum: 27 knots (50.0 km/h; 31.1 mph)
Cruising: 18 kn (33.3 km/h; 20.7 mph)
Range: 4,200 nautical miles (7,780 km)
Complement: 71, excluding air crew detachment of approx. 19
Sensors and
processing systems:
Search radar: Thales Heraklesmulti-function Passive electronically scanned array radar
Navigation radar: Terma ElectronicScanter 2001
Sonar: EDO Model 980 active low frequency towed sonar (ALOFTS)
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Decoys: Sagem Défense SécuritéNew Generation Dagaie System, 2 × forward & 1 × aft.
Armament: Anti-ship: 8 × RGM-84C Harpoon SSM
Anti-air: 4 × Sylver A50 8-cell VLSfor MBDA Aster 15/30[3]
Anti-submarine: 2 × B515 triple tubes with reloads for EuroTorpA244/S Mod 3 torpedoes
Guns: Oto Melara 76mm Super Rapid gun (mounted in stealth cupola), 4 × CIS 50MG 12.7 mm (0.50 in) HMG, 2 × 25mm Mk38 Mod2 Typhoon Weapon StationStabilised Gun
Aircraft carried: 1 × S-70B Seahawk multi-mission capable naval helicopter
Aviation facilities: Flight deck and enclosed hangar for up to two medium-lift helicopters
Notes: Sources:[4][5]

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