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French CMN to start construction of three patrol vessels for Royal Saudi Navy: La Tribune

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French CMN to start construction of three patrol vessels for Royal Saudi Navy: La Tribune
January 03, 2018

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has authorized French shipbuilder CMN to start construction of three FS56 patrol boats for the Royal Saudi Navy, French La Tribune reported citing sources.

The contract is valued at EUR250 million.

The vessels were supposed to be delivered to Lebanon and paid for by Riyadh under a $3 billion aid package.

KSA suspended the grant in 2016 after Lebanon failed to condemn attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.

According to La Tribune, Constructions mécaniques de Normandie – CNM is now set to start construction works after the first installment was paid by KSA.

The vessels to be delivered are based on the company’s Combattante FS56 fast attack craft. According to company specifications, the vessels are 56 meters in length and capable of reaching speeds of up to 38 knots.

The La Tribune report indicated the vessels could be armed with MBDA’s Simbad-RC short-range surface-to-air system but the contract for the systems is yet to be signed.

The vessels are being acquired under the coordination of French military exports agency ODAS.
https://navaltoday.com/2018/01/03/french-cmn-to-start-construction-of-three-patrol-vessels-for-royal-saudi-navy-la-tribune/?uid=1067
 

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Fast Attack Long Range Craft
The Combattante FS56, evolution of sea proven CMN Combattante III class, is a Fast Attack
Long Range Craft, able to perform with a high level of efficiency the tasks required by a Patrol Missile Boat mission’s profiles.


Missions
> Fast strike against surface or coastal targets
> Coastal and off-shore patrolling : Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)
> Interception of narcotics, smuggling and illegal immigration
> Interception of enemy forces
> Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) monitoring & surveillance
> Naval and law enforcement application
> Integration to a naval task force
> Support to Land Forces actions operations

Performance and Competitive Features
> Combine speed, long range and fire power with optimization of acquisition cost
> Compact and multifunction vessel, capable of high performances
> Stealth aspect
> Perfect 360° view all around the vessel
> 360° free firing arc


Main Characteristics
> Length Overall : 56.00 m
> Beam Overall : 8.20 m
> Maximum draught : 2.70 m
> Maximum speed : 38 Knots
> Range at 15 Kts : 2500 NM
> Crew : 32
> Fuel : 82 m3
> Fresh water : 8 m3
> Hull : Steel
> Superstructure : Aluminium
> Classification : BUREAU VERITAS

Main Equipment & Auxiliaries
> Two main generating sets
> One emergency generating set
> Four high speed diesel engines
> Four Fixed Pitch Propellers (FPP)
> One Compact Mast (Cmast ©)

Typical Mission Systems
> One Combat Management System with Data Link
> One Combined Surveillance Radar + IFF
> One Fire Control Radar
> One Electro-optical fire control system
> One Primary Gun: 76MM or 57 mm
> Two Short Range Air Defence Missile System or one secondary Gun (40 mm)
> Two remote controlled side guns (up to 30 mm)
> One Surface to Surface Missile System
> One Decoy Launching System
> One R-ESM and one C-ESM
> One Integrated Naval communications
> GMDSS
> One Integrated Navigation System

https://cmn-group.com/products-and-services/military-vessels/combattante/combattante-fs56/
 

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