Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessel
The Darussalam-class offshore patrol vessel is a class of four offshore patrol vessels constructed for the Royal Brunei Navy. They are the largest and most capable ships of the Royal Brunei Navy, and often participate in international naval exercises.
|Operators:||Royal Brunei Navy|
|Preceded by:||Waspada class|
|Type:||Offshore patrol vessel|
|Length:||80 m (260 ft)|
|Beam:||13 m (43 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 × MTU 11400hp 12V diesel engines|
|Speed:||22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) maximum|
|Range:||7,500 nmi (13,900 km; 8,600 mi)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 x helicopter|
|Aviation facilities:||Helicopter landing platform|
Nakhoda Ragam contract disputeEdit
Three Nakhoda Ragam-class corvettes were built by BAE Systems Marine (now BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships) for the Royal Brunei Navy. The contract was awarded to GEC-Marconi in 1995 and the ships, a variant of the F2000 design, were launched in January 2001, June 2001 and June 2002 at the then BAE Systems Marine yard at Scotstoun, Glasgow. Brunei refused to accept the three Nakhoda Ragam-class corvettes from BAE Systems. The contract dispute became subject to arbitration and was settled in BAE System's favour. The vessels were handed over to Royal Brunei Technical Services in June 2007. In 2007, Brunei contracted the German Lürssen shipyard to find a new customer for the three ships and the ships were eventually purchased by Indonesia.
Brunei ordered the Darussalam-class OPVs from Lürssen, the same company that Brunei contracted to sell the Nakhoda Ragam-class corvettes, and the first two vessels were delivered in January 2011. The second batch of two ships were delivered by 2014.
Ships of classEdit
|06||KDB Darussalam||Lurssen Werft, Bremen-Vegesack||7 May 2011||Commissioned|
|07||KDB Darulehsan||Lurssen Werft, Bremen-Vegesack||7 May 2011||Commissioned|
|08||KDB Darulaman||Lurssen Werft, Bremen-Vegesack||12 Nov 2010||12 Aug 2011||Commissioned|
|09||KDB Daruttaqwa||Lurssen Werft, Bremen-Vegesack||8 Sep 2014||Commissioned, Bofors 57 mm gun replaced with MLG27|
- KDB Darulaman (OPV-08) Offshore Patrol Vessel. Retrieved on 5 May 2017.
- "Brunei navy receives fourth Darussalam-class OPV". Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "KDB Darulaman completes RBN's trio of maritime assets - Brusearch News". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "HRH commissions new ship". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 14 December 2014.