Singaporean Frigate Formidable

The Formidable class multi-role stealth frigates are the latest platforms to enter into service with the Republic of Singapore Navy, and are multi-mission derivatives of the La Fayette class frigate in service with the French Navy. The Formidable class frigates are reputed to be the most advanced surface combatants in Southeast Asia. A total of six warships of this class are planned and four have been commissioned.


Country Name Origin Year
Singapore 2007
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Singapore 2007 2008 View

Commissioned:  4

Displacement: 3200 tonnes

Length: 114.8 m (377 ft)

Beam: 16.3 m (53 ft)

Draught: 6.0 m (20 ft)

Installed power: Four Isotta-Fraschini ISM V1708 diesel generators, each producing 800 kW

Propulsion: Four MTU 20V 8000 M90, each rated at 8200 kW (CODAD)

Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h) (maximum) 

18 knots (33 km/h) (cruising)

Range: 4,200 nautical miles (8,000 km)

Complement: 70, excluding air attachment of about 15

Sensors and processing systems:

Search radar: Thales Herakles multi-function radar 

Navigation radar: Terma Electronic Scanter 2001 navigation radar 

Sonar: EDO Model 980 active low frequency towed sonar (ALOFTS)

Electronic warfare and decoys: ESM: RAFAEL C-PEARL-M 

Decoys: Sagem Defense Securite New Generation Dagaie System, 2 forward, 1 aft

Armament: Surface: Boeing Harpoon 

Anti-missile: MBDA Aster 15/30 launched from DCNS Sylver A50 VLS 

Anti-submarine: Eurotorp A244/S Mod 3 torpedoes 

Gun: Oto Melara 76 mm gun

Aircraft carried: Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopter

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