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Republic of Singapore Navy
Victory class Missile Corvette
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Victory (1990)
Valor (1990)
RSS Vigilance
RSS Valiant
RSS Vigour
RSS Vengeance
Builder: Luerssen Werft, Bremen, Germany (88) / Singapore Shipbuilding & Engineering (89-93)
62 meters (203 feet 5 inches)
Beam: 8,5 meters (27 ft 11 in)
Draft: 2,6 meters (8 ft 6 in)
Displacement: 595 tons
Speed: 37 knots (69 km/h), max. / 18 knots (33 km/h), cruise
Range: 4000 NM (7400 km) at cruise speed
Complement: 49

4 x
Maybach MTU 16V 538 TB93 diesel engine (total output 16900 hp / 12600 KW)
4 shafts,
4 propellers

2 x
8-cell Vertical Launching System (VLS)
for IAI/Rafael Barak SAM missiles

1 x
Oto-Melara/OtoBreda 76/62 Super Rapid DP gun (3"/76mm)
2 x
Mk-141 quad missile laucher for up to 8 RGM-84 Harpoon SSM
4 x
CIS50MG 12,7mm/caliber .50 heavy machine guns
2 x
B515 12.75" (324mm) triple torpedo tubes for EuroTorp A244/S torpedoes (removed)
Aviation: Boeing Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Electronic warfare & decoys:
Elisra SEWS
Rafael RAN 1101 jammer
2 x Plessey Shield 9-barrelled chaff launchers / 2 x twin Rafael long range chaff launchers

Search Radar:
Ericsson/Radamec Sea Giraffe 150HC >> Saab Sea Giraffe AMB post 2011 SLEP
Weapon Control:
Elbit MSIS optronic director
Navigation Radar:
Kelvin Hughes 1107
Thomson Sintra TSM2064 VDS
The Victory class missile corvettes are multi-purpose ships based on the MGB 62 design by Germany's Lürssen shipyard, Bremen for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The six ships were commissioned between 1990 and 1991 and form the 188 Squadron of the RSN.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the RSN was primarily concerned with coast guard duties. From the late 1970s, however, pressure from senior naval officers led to planning for expanded naval responsibilities and capabilities. Singapore’s growing regional trade led to a top-level review of the RSN’s mission, when the navy was assigned the role of defending Singapore's sea lines of communication (SLOCs). As part of a subsequent expansion programme, the RSN ordered a squadron of missile corvettes from Fredrich Lürssen Werft in 1983. The first, RSS Victory, was built and launched in Germany while the remaining five were built locally by Singapore Shipbuilding & Engineering (now Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine). The corvettes, equipped with sonar and torpedoes, were the first class of ship in the RSN to have anti-submarine capabilities.

In 1996, the corvettes were fitted with two sets of 8-cell Barak I launchers, a second fire control radar on the platform aft of the mast and an optronic director on the bridge roof. Rudder roll stabilisation was also retrofitted to improve sea-keeping qualities.

In 2009, it was announced that the corvettes would undergo a Life Extension Programme. On 23 August 2011, the upgraded RSS Valiant conducted a live-firing exercise of its Barak missile, while on Exercise CARAT with the United States Navy.

In 2012, the class is to be upgraded with a single ScanEagle UAV, RSS Valiant was the first to be so outfitted. This upgrade however, saw the removal of their anti-submarine capabilities.

source: wikipedia



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RSS Victory (88)

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RSS Victory (88)

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Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid DP gun aboard RSS Valor (89)

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RSS Vigilance (90)

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RSS Vengeance (93) launches a Barak SAM missile

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