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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

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METEORO patrol ships (2011-)

Meteoro 2015

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Meteoro P41 Navantia, Puerto Real 13/3/2009 16/10/2009 28/7/2011 in service (2018)
Rayo P42 Navantia, Puerto Real 9/9/2009 18/5/2010 27/10/2011 in service (2018)
Rel√°mpago P43 Navantia, Puerto Real 17/12/2009 6/10/2010 6/2/2012 in service (2018)
Tornado P44 Navantia, Puerto Real 10/5/2010 21/3/2011 19/7/2012 in service (2018)
Audaz P45 Navantia, Puerto Real 29/4/2016 30/3/2017 2018 building (2018)
Furor P46 Navantia, Ferrol 29/4/2016 8/9/2017 2018 building (2018)

 

Displacement standard, t

1800

Displacement full, t

2575

Length, m

83.0 pp 93.9 oa

Breadth, m

14.2

Draught, m

4.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MTU diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

10400

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

8000(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 2 x 1 - 25/75 Mk 38 Mod. 2, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 1 helicopter (NH90)

Sensors

Aries, Vision Master, RTN-25X radars, DORNA e/o director, Rigel ECM suite, 4x decoy RL, Scomba CCS

Complement

35 + 35 passengers

Ship project history: Previously called the BPC-47 (BAM)-project. BAM = Buque de Action Maritime (Maritime Action Ship). This class of 2900t patrol ships are as large as frigates, though less heavily armed and built to a modular design permitting a wide array of missions including fisheries and coastal patrol, counterpiracy, search-and-rescue, humanitarian assistance, hydrographic research, intelligence collection, diving support, and salvage operations. Intended to replace the Barcelo and Anaga classes. All craft carry two RIBs and are fitted with 24.7x13.5m helicopter landing platform for 1 NH90 sized aircraft, and a hangar. First 4 ships were ordered in July 2005, two in May 2014.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Tornado 2012

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