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BAE SYSTEMS to display latest ship designs at ‘IDEX 2003′

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, March 11 - 2003 @ 16:25

The new ships combine in-service experience, state-of-the-art weapon technology and innovative design principles, incorporating the stealth features that are essential in a high threat environment.

The F2000 model on display incorporates a helicopter hangar and is an excellent illustration of the flexibility of the 95-metre design. A key feature of the design is that it provides a very stable landing platform. Powered by 4-diesel engines, this 2000t vessel has a top speed of more than 30 knots. Three 95-metre ships are nearing completion for the Royal Brunei Navy. These highly capable ships perform a patrol vessel role, while maintaining a high self-defence capability that can be deployed in a high threat environment.

Two 106-metre F2000 ships, the Jebat class, are already in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy. They provide a balanced and effective capability against air, surface and submarine targets. The first-class capabilities and high availability of F2000 have been thoroughly proven in service with the Royal Malaysian Navy.

F2000 typically carries a medium calibre gun, surface to air missile system, surface-to-surface missile system and an antisubmarine capability. A fully integrated combat system, using state-of-the-art multifunction command and weapon control consoles, provides a fighting capability normally found only on larger vessels.

The F1000 65m is a Fast Attack Missile Craft, designed for multi-task operations. The extensive weapon fit on a high speed, compact hull means that this vessel can provide an economic solution to surveillance, intelligence gathering, patrol, interdiction and engagement of enemy forces. The Fast Attack Missile Craft is designed with the flexibility to accommodate a variety of weapon and sensor systems.

F1000 65m has a top speed over 35 knots, combining economic propulsion with comfortable motion characteristics throughout the speed range. The propulsion system comprises four shaft lines coupled to four high-speed marine diesel engines. A high standard of accommodation is provided for a crew of up to 44.

The F1000 series ranges in size from 57 to 84 metres, representing an extremely seaworthy range of warships that can deploy considerable fire-power.

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