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Republic of Singapore Navy
Independence class Littoral Mission Vessel
 
 
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Ships:
 
15
RSS
Independence (2016)
16
RSS
Sovereignty (?)
17
RSS Unity
(?)
RSS Justice
(?)
RSS Indomitable
(?)
RSS Fortitude
(?)
RSS Dauntless
(?)
RSS Fearless
(?)
 
 
Specifications:
Builder: Singapore Technologies Engineering (Marine), Singapore
Length:
80 meters (262 feet 6 inches)
Beam: 12 meters (39 ft 4 in)
Draft:
Displacement: 1250 tons
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h), max. / 18 knots (33 km/h), cruise
Range: 3000 NM (5560 km) at cruise speed
Complement: 23 ship / up to 30 mission crew

Propulsion:
Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD)
2 x
MTU 20V 4000 M93 diesel engines (5770 shp / 4300 KW each)
2 shafts,
2 propellers

Armament:
1 x
VL MICA-M Vertical Launching System (VLS)
for 12 MBDA Mica SAM missiles
 

1 x
Oto-Melara/OtoBreda 76/62 Super Rapid DP gun (3"/76mm)
1 x
Rafael ADS 25mm Typhoon machine gun system
2 x Oto-Melara/Leonardo-Finmeccanica Hitrole 12,7mm RCWS
 
Aviation: flight deck for 1 helicopter

Electronic warfare & decoys:
STELOP 360° all-round surveillance

Sytems:
Search Radar:
Thales NS 100 S-band multi-function active electronically scanned array radar
Fire Control:
Sagem Gun Fire Control System (GFS) / STELOP Compass D
Navigation Radar:
Kelvin Hughes Sharp Eye
 
Planning and acquisition:

On 30 January 2013, MINDEF awarded ST Engineering a contract for the design and build of eight new vessels to replace the Fearless-class patrol vessels. ST Engineering announced that the group’s marine arm, ST Marine will be the lead system integrator and build the eight vessels at its Singapore Benoi Yard while the group’s electronics arm, ST Electronics, will supply the core combat systems and combat system integration solutions. The first vessel is expected to be delivered in 2016 and all eight vessels will be fully operational by 2020.

Keel laying for the first vessel was held at St Marine's Benoi Yard on 11 September 2014 and was officiated by Permanent Secretary (Defence) Chan Yeng Kit. A naming contest was held by MINDEF from 12 February 2015, and the winning names were announced by the Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen on 15 May 2015.

Design and construction:
The LMV was jointly designed by Saab Kockums AB and ST Marine with Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) as the overall manager and systems integrator and was derived from Saab Kockum's FLEXpatrol multi-mission patrol vessel. The design of the LMV was guided by two specific requirements. Due to declining birth rates, manpower had been a critical concern for the Singapore Armed Forces and the design reflects attempts to increase the efficiency of a reduced manning crew from 30 to 23. This was achieved through increased levels of automation and remote monitoring. Another key feature is the Integrated Command Centre which combines the ship's bridge, combat information centre (CIC), and machinery control spaces. The other requirement reflected in the design of the LMV is the need to handle multiple roles, from low intensity conflicts to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations. The requirement is met through the ability to dynamically reconfigure the LMV through containerised mission packages.

source: wikipedia

 

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