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Dutch shipyard DAMEN submits its SIGMA 10514 frigate for Hellenic Navy program.

| 2021

According to information published on the "Naval Defence" website on November 9, 2021, the Dutch shipyard Damen has submitted a proposal to respond to the corvette program of the Hellenic Navy with its SIGMA 10514 frigate design which is already in service with Indonesian and Mexican navies.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Sigma 10514 frigate for the Indonesian Navy. (Picture source Navy Recognition)

The Dutch shipyard Damen could offer its Sigma 10514 to the Hellenic Navy with armament similar to the French proposal that includes Exocet MM40 Block3c anti-ship missiles and VL-MICA NG air defense missiles.

The Dutch Shipyard Damen proposes a 3,000 tons light frigate armed with 16 MICA NGs and 8 Exocet MM40 Block3c, RAM, Leonardo Super Rapid cannon, and two remote-controlled weapon stations. The ship will be equipped with THALES NS110 radar and CAPTAS-2 Variable Depth Sonar and the latest version of the Thales TACTICOS naval combat management system. The onboard TACTICOS combat management system designed by Thales integrates the ship’s sensors, weapons, and other equipment to provide real-time situational awareness.

The SIGMA 10514 is a guided-missile frigate that was jointly built by Damen Shipyard and PT PAL from Indonesia for the Indonesian Navy. This frigate was designed to conduct different types of missions including the patrol of economic zone, deterrence, maritime security, search-and-rescue, anti-surface, and electronic and anti-air warfare.

The Sigma 10514 has a length of 105.11 m, a wide of 14.2 m and a and has a displacement of approximately 2,365t. The ship has a crew of 100 people. The ship features a helicopter hangar and an aft flight deck with astern fueling capabilities to hold and operate a 10t helicopter day and night. It can carry two rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) for patrol and transport operations.

The Sigma is powered by a combined diesel or electric (CODOE) propulsion system including two 10,000kW maximum continuous ratings (MCR) diesel engines, two 1,300kW electric motors, two double input / single output gearboxes, and two 3.55m controllable pitch propellers. She can reach a top speed of 28 knots (52 km/h) with a maximum cruising speed of 3,600 nautical miles (6,700 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h).

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