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ITS Andrea DoriaItaly
Flagship

ITS Andrea Doria is one of two Italian ships of the Horizon Class. In the year 2000, French and Italian Defence Ministries signed  a Memorandum of Understanding for the joint development of the ‘Horizon’ Class. ITS Andrea Doria was build by Fincantieri in Riva Trigoso and commissioned on 22 Dec 2008 to the Italian Navy.

Displacing 6,741 tonnes, the ITS Andrea Doria is 152.9 meters long and with its 2 gas- and 2 diesel turbines, she reaches up to 29 knots top speed.

Build for the purpose of anti-aircraft warfare, the Italian multirole destroyer carries a principal anti-air missile system (PAAMS) as well as torpedo and artillery armament and includes also the capability to embark one Agusta/Westland EH 101 Merlin medium lift helicopter or one NH-90  multi-role military helicopter.

ITS Andrea Doria is going to be the flagship for a period of 6 months.


ESPS NavarraSpain

The ESPS Navarra was build by Ferrol Bazán, based on the design of the American Oliver Hazard Perry Class. Commissioned on 30 May 1994, the ESPS Navarra is the fifth of six units of the Santa-Maria frigate class.

Displacing 4,033 tonnes, the ESPS Navarra is 137.7 meters long and with its 2 gas turbines, performing 43,000 hp, she reaches up to 29 knots top speed.

The Spanish frigate is carrying a mix of physical and electronical countermeasures, including the capability to embark two Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawks.


HNLMS Van SpeijkNetherlands

HNLMS Van Speijk is a ship of the Karel Doorman-Class. It was built in 1988 and commissioned into the Royal Netherlands Navy in 1993.

She is the seventh ship to be named after Jan van Speijk, a Dutch naval lieutenant from the 19th century.

The multipurpose frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armaments and has a crew of 175.  HNLMS Van Speijk has a helicopter deck to allow the NH90 helicopter to land.

With its displacement of 3,340 tonnes and a length of 122.3 meters, her top speed is 29 knots and having a maximum range of 6,200 nm at 18 knots.

It is the first time that the frigate has taken part in EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.


BNS LeopoldBelgium

BNS Leopold I joined the Belgium Navy in December 2005, having previously seen service in the Royal Netherlands Navy.  Named after King Leopold I of Belgium (1790-1865), the multi-purpose frigate underwent a full refit in 2011-2012.

With state-of-the-art sensors that are fully integrated into a new combat management system, the warship has the capability to detect and identify small sea-borne threats, such as dhows and skiffs, as used by pirates to attack ships

The ship is equipped with a small and highly manoeuvrable Alouette III naval helicopter and has boarding and medical teams embarked.  Displacing 3.373 tonnes, BNS Leopold is 122.3 metres long and reaches up to 30 knots top speed.


FGS LübeckGermany

The German frigate FGS Lübeck was developed and build by “Thyssen Nordseewerke” and “Bremer Vulkanin” in Emden and was commissioned in 19th March 1990. It is the 8th and last ship of the German Bremen Class.

This  frigate carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Sea Lynx MK 88. Displacing 3,739 tonnes, she is 130 meters long and is capable of a top speed of 30 knots.


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