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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.[2]

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Class overview
Name: Darussalam class
Builders: Lürssen Werft
Operators:  Royal Brunei Navy
Preceded by: Waspada class
In service: 2011-present
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1625 tons[1]
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)
Endurance: 21 days
Crew: 55+
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Search radar:Terma Scanter 4100
  • Fire control radars:Thales Sting EO MK2
  • Navigation radar:2 × Furuno navigation radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • ESM:EDO ITT 3601
  • Decoy: Terma DL-6T Decoy Launching system
Armament:
Aircraft carried: 1 x helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helicopter landing platform

Contents

DevelopmentEdit

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.

OPV programEdit

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.[3]

Ships of classEdit

Pennant number Name Builder Launched Commissioned Status
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[4] Commissioned
09 KDB Daruttaqwa Lurssen Werft, Bremen-Vegesack 8 Sep 2014[5] Commissioned, Bofors 57 mm gun replaced with MLG27

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ KDB Darulaman (OPV-08) Offshore Patrol Vessel. Retrieved on 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Brunei navy receives fourth Darussalam-class OPV". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.bt.com.bn/files/digital/COD/Issue31/BT15Aug.4.pdf
  4. ^ "KDB Darulaman completes RBN's trio of maritime assets - Brusearch News". Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "HRH commissions new ship". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 14 December 2014.