deployed units

HNLMS Johan de WittNetherlands

HNLMS Johan de Witt is the second Landing Platform Dock (LPD) amphibious warfare ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ship, displacing 16,800 tons, was launched in February 2007.  HNLMS Johan de Witt was build by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.

Displacing 16,800 tonnes (full load), it is 176 meters long and is capable of a top speed of 19 knots.

The ship is equipped with a large helicopter deck for helicopter operations and a dock for largelanding craft. It can carry 6 NH 90 helicopters or 4 Chinook helicopters. It has a well dock for two landing craft utility and it carries 4 davit-launched LCVPs. The dock is wide enough to support two LCACs.

ESPS RayoSpain

The ESPS Rayo was built in Spain for the Spanish Navy as one of four modular Offshore Patrol Vessels (Meteoro class). The Meteoro class of ships were designed with a modular design to allow them to be adapted to conduct a wide range of tasks.

Rayo is a modern multi-purpose Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) capable of accomplishing a wide spectrum of missions. Commissioned to the Spanish Navy in May 2012, she has a displacement of 2500 tons, is 95 meters long and for this mission has 83 crew members on board. With 2 Diesel engines, ESPS Rayo is capable of speeds up to 20.5 knots.

ITS GrecaleItaly

ITS Grecale is one of the eight Italian ships of the Maestrale Class. It was build by Fincantieri in Muggiano and commissioned on the 5th February 1983. In October 2010 a major upgrade has been undertaken, installing a new combat data system. It has a total range of 6,000 miles at 16 knots.

Displacing 3,100 tonnes, the ITS Grecale is 122,7m long and reaches up to 33 knots top speed.

The ITS Grecale carries two AB-212ASW Helicopters.

ESPS Infanta CristinaSpain

The ESPS Infanta Cristina was originally a Descubierta class corvette, but was later converted to a patrol craft.  With a length of 89 metres, a displacement of 1,495 tonnes and a crew of 106, her specifications make her the perfect ship for missions such as Operation Atalanta.

Commissioned to the Spanish Navy, she has a displacement of 1363 tons, is 89 meters long and speeds up to 26 knots.


L’Adroit is a Gowind class patrol vessel specially designed by DCNS for maritime protection missions.

The Gowind design is a family of steel monohull corvettes developed since 2006 by DCNS to conduct missions in littoral zone such as anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

It was launched in May 2011. It was constructed between May 2010 and June 2011 at Toulon naval base in France. It was officially christened in June 2011 and sea trials began in July 2011.

The length of the L’Adroit is 87 m, it can hold a displacement up to 1,500 t and a 30 + 29 Spare Crew by max. speed of 21 kts.

The L’Adroit holds an S-100 (UAV) Camcopter.

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