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MN Forbin (D620)

The French destroyer MN Forbin (D620) in the Arabian Sea on May 31st 2009.

The Horizon-class destroyers are a class of surface combatant in the Marine Nationale from the late 2000s onwards. They entered service in 2007.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Air Warfare Destroyer
  • Service Period: 2007-
  • Characteristics
    • Length: 501 feet 7 inches (152.88 meters)
    • Beam: 66 feet 7 inches (20.3 meters)
    • Draft: 17 feet 9 inches (5.41 meters)
    • Displacement: 5,600 tons (Standard); 7,050 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 174 (26 officers, 110 petty officers, 38 sailors)
  • Propulsion: 2 x 31,280 hp GE/Avio General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 2 x 5,875 hp SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 STC diesels, 1 x beam propulsor, 2 x 4-blade propellers
  • Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,964 kilometers) at 18 knots (33.34 km/hr), 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 kilometers) at 25 knots (46.3 km/hr)
  • Speed: 31.5 knots (58.34 km/hr)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • EMPAR Phased Array G band multifunction RDF
    • S1850M long range RDF
    • Thales UMS 4110 CL ASDIC
    • Towed linear antenna with Alto torpedo detector
  • Countermeasures
    • RDF Jammer
    • Communications Jammer
    • 2 x SCLAR-H chaff, decoy and flares launchers
    • 1 x NGDS system (2 decoy launchers, REM, RIR, LAD)
    • 1 x Contralto system (2 acoustic decoy launchers)
  • Armament
    • 2 x Otobreda 76mm Super Rapid naval guns
    • 6 x 8-cell Sylver A50 VLS (fires 48 Aster 15/Aster 30 SAMs)
    • 1 x Sadral launcher with 6 Mistral missiles
    • 8 x Exocet MM40 AShMs
    • 2 x MU90 torpedo tubes
    • 2 x SLAT anti torpedo system
    • 2 x 20 mm modèle F2 gun
  • Aircraft Carried: 1 (capacity of 2) NH90 or EH101 helicopter (radar ENR, sonar Flash, LADT 11, Marte missiles or MU90 Impact torpedoes)

Unit RunEdit

  • MN Forbin (D659)
  • MN Chevalier Paul (D660)
  • MN Jean-Baptiste Colbert (D662)
  • MN François Flohic (D662)
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