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Republic of Singapore Navy
Victory class Missile Corvette
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Ships:
Unit Launched Commissioned STATUS
88 RSS Victory June 8, 1988 August 18, 1990 ACTIVE
89 RSS Valour December 10, 1988 August 18, 1990 ACTIVE
90 RSS Vigilance April 27, 1989 August 18, 1990 ACTIVE
91 RSS Valiant July 22, 1989 May 25, 1991 ACTIVE
92 RSS Vigour December 1, 1989 May 25, 1991 ACTIVE
93 RSS Vengeance December 23, 1990 May 25, 1991 ACTIVE
 
Specifications:
 Builder: Luerssen Werft, Bremen, Germany (88) / Singapore Shipbuilding & Engineering (89-93)
Length: 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

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

Armament:
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)


Sytems:
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
Sonar: Thomson Sintra TSM2064 VDS
ESM: Elisra SEWS
ECM: Rafael RAN 1101 jammer
Decoys: 2 x Plessey Shield 9-barrelled chaff launchers / 2 x twin Rafael long range chaff launchers
 
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.

In 2018 the Ministry of Defence announced that all six corvettes will be replaced by new combat ships from 2025 onwards.


source: wikipedia
 
images

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88 RSS Victory

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88 RSS Victory


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Oto-Melara 76/62 gun on 89 RSS Valour


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90 RSS Vigilance


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91 RSS Valiant

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91 RSS Valiant

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91 RSS Valiant

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91 RSS Valiant

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91 RSS Valiant

rss valiant 91 victory class missile corvette singapore navy iai rafael barak sam rgm-84 harpoon ssm 03
91 RSS Valiant


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93 RSS Vengeance firing an IAI/Rafael Barak SAM missile from the 8-call VLS


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Victory class main armament

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