Babcock will design two Arrowhead-140PL frigates for Poland

LONDON ($1=0.86 British Kilos) — Britain’s Babcock has introduced that it has signed two contracts with Poland associated to the Arrowhead-140PL frigate program [MIECZNIK program]. Particularly, he signed the contract for the design of ships and the contract for the switch of know-how and know-how to Poland. We recall that Poland selected the Arrowhead-140 design for the development program of three new frigates.

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The funds of this system quantities to 1.83 billion euros. The Polish Arrowhead-140PL may have dimensions [length x width] of 138.7 x 19.7 meters and a displacement of about 7,000 at full load.

Their most pace might be 30 knots (55.5 kilometers per hour), whereas at a cruising pace of 18 knots [33 kilometers per hour] their vary might be about 6,000 nautical miles [11,112 kilometers]. The crew might be between 100-120 folks, with every ship capable of accommodate as much as 160 crew.

When it comes to armament, the Arrowhead-140PL will characteristic 4 Saab RBS-15 Mk.3/Mk.4 anti-ship missile launchers and a 32-cell Sea Ceptor vertical missile launch system [CAMM/CAMM-ER]. Since every cell incorporates 4 CAMM/CAMM-ERs, every ship will be capable of combine 128 missiles.

Babcock will design two Arrowhead-140PL frigates for Poland
Photograph credit score: Portal Stoczniowy

As well as, the ships will embrace a 76mm gun, two 35mm weapons able to close-range anti-aircraft fireplace, and 324mm MU-90 gentle torpedoes. The digital gear of the frigates will include a hard and fast radar with AESA know-how [probably SM-400], a second radar [probably NS-50], a fin sonar, and a towed sonar with CAPTAS the most definitely possibility.

In accordance with the present schedule, the development of the primary Polish frigate Arrowhead-140PL will start in August 2023, and the three ships might be delivered in 2028, 2029, and 2031, respectively.


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