17 Mei 2018

Singapore Navy Opts for Partial Helicopter Capability Across Independence Class

17 Mei 2018

RSS Justice (foreground) and RSS Sovereignty, two of the four LMVs that will not be helicopter capable, despite having been built with a flight deck. (photo : Jane's)

A series of observations and verifications done by Jane’s over the last six months have confirmed that only four of the eight Independence-class littoral mission vessels (LMVs) to be operated by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) are helicopter capable.

The LMV is an ST Marine-built 80 m vessel type that is progressively replacing the RSN’s fleet of Fearless-class patrol boats. The class’ armaments include an Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid naval gun, two Oto Melara Hitrole 12.7 mm remote-controlled weapon stations, a Rafael 25 mm Typhoon stabilised naval gun system, and a 12-cell vertical launching system (VLS) in the forward section that is capable of launching MBDA’s VL-MICA anti-air missiles.

While all vessels in the class have been designed with weight and strength considerations to accommodate one medium-life helicopter on the flight deck, four vessels in the class are currently being equipped to operate only rotor-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

At the commissioning ceremony of RSS Sovereignty (16) and RSS Unity (17) in November 2017, Jane’s first observed that the flight deck surfaces of both ships have not been given markings, such as landing area periphery and landing line-up lines, associated with helicopter touch-down and lift-off (TLOF) operations. Also missing on both ships were vertical replenishment (VERTREP) limits demarcations.

The flight deck surfaces of both ships have also not been treated with anti-skid coatings typically found on helicopter-capable ships. What has been done on both flight decks instead is the painting of visual cues that are typically used to aid with UAV operations.

(Jane's)

5 komentar:

  1. WELCOME HOME KRI ARDADEDALI-404...TERBAIK INDONESIA...TERBAIK TNI-AL...JALESVEVA JAYAMAHE...SELAMAT BERBUKA BAGI TEMAN2 YG BERPUASA

    BalasHapus
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    1. slamat berbuka puasa,,,asiik jaipongan lg kite nich om pit haha!🤗🤗🤗

      Hapus
  2. kapal om ben, bagus jugak yach haha!👍👍👍
    ini kafal perannya apaanya yak? guwe liatnya antara cg ama opv.

    cuman ada vl mica, bikin bingung, buat hanud mahal tp gak punya senjata serang cem ashm ama torpedo, jgn2 ngetenk jugak mnuju korvet haha!😉😉😉

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    1. Sepertinya kapal gak di lengkapi rudal anti kapal..hanya sekedar kapal patroli...saya uda liat video detailnya nih kapal gak ada tempat untuk letak rudal..liat pusat controllernya lumayan canggih & ruang command menyatu dengan pusat informasi tempur hemat tempat dan sangat mudah dalam koordinasi.

      Hapus
    2. iya smua dibuat otomatis, klo gak muat artinya balik kanan maju jalan haha!👻👻👻

      Hapus