FANDOM


Bidasoa Class Frigate
BidasoaClass01
Bidasoa Class Frigate
Career 800px-Flag of Euskadi
Nationality: Euskadi
Operated by: Eusko Itsas Gudarostea
Builder: Euskalduna Ontziolak SA
Ordered: First of class: June 2000
Laid down: First of class: April 2003
Launched: First of class: June 2004
Commissioned: First of class: April 2006
Status: In Service
General characteristics
Displacement: 6,648 tons
Length: 144 m
Beam: 19.75 m
Draft: 5.9 m
Power: 105 MW
Propulsion: NAtech Hybrid Multi-Gas Power Plant with two pods
Speed: 31 knots
Maximum speed: 39 knots
Range: 7,300 nautical miles at 31 knots
Complement: 180 (44 officers)
Armament: Sensors
1 x TERMA C-Flex Combat Management System
1 x TERMA C-Fire Fire Control System
2 x Saab EOS 500 Electro Optical Fire Control
2 x TERMA SCANTER 4100 Surveillance Radar
1 x Kongsberg C-Scope Sonar System
Electronic warfare
1 x Saab SME-200 Tactical EMS / ELINT
1 x Saab NLWS Naval Laser Warning System
Decoys
TERMA C-Guard Intelligent Decoy Launcher System
1 x TERMA DL-12T decoy launcher
1 x TERMA Loki torpedo countermeasure
Armament
4 × 8-cell Ezpata Vertical Launching System
16 × Arpoi SSMs
4 × torpedo tubes for Barrakuda
Depth charges
1 × 57 mm AB BOFORS Mk.3
4 × 12,7 mm M2 Browning M2HB HMG Sea Protector
2 x Long Range Acoustic Device
3 x THALES Goalkeeper CIWS
Aircraft carried: 1 x AS532 Cougar ASUW / ASW
1 UAV

The Bidasoa Class frigate are the main surface combatant ships of the Eusko Itsas Gudarostea. The ships are named after Euskal Herria rivers, with the lead ship of the class bearing the name of Bidasoa. It is the first vessel of the Eusko Itsas Gudarostea completly made in Euskadi from the design to the final phases.

Background

Design

During the design phase of the ship, both IEIA and the shipyard took into account the following premises:

  • A displacement over 6000 tons
  • A power system with NAtech Hybrid Multi-Gas Power Plant and a brand new fully electrical propulsion system with 2 ABB AZIPODs azimut thrusters mounted externally to the main hull
  • Fully compatibility with EIG standards
  • A complete weapon system in accordance with operational requirements of multirole ship

Power generation & propulsion

The power plant of the ship has been designed to suit the needs and requirements of the Eusko Itsas Gudarostea and the new systems and elements of the ship. IEIA chose to equip the ship with a clean fuel cell propulsion system developed by the company NAtech .

The power plant of the ship was designed taking into account the current needs of energy for propulsion and other systems on board, so it was possible to assume an increase in power required if new equipment or systems were installed in the future.

For the propulsion of the ship NAtech has developed a solution combining 2 NAtech Statpower System power plants of 35 MW each with 4 NAsoft ST energy servers with 5MW power each. Aditional 3 NAsoft ST energy servers provide the electricity needed for the ship military and support systems.

The propulsion system is fully electrical with four AZIPOD s (ABB azimut thrusters) mounted externally to the main hull. The electricity for the motors is supplied by the power system.

Electronic systems

One of the main design premises was the need to mount Euskadi compatible electronic systems in order to full integration with other Armed Forces systems and satellite net.

Sensors

  • 1 x TERMA C-Flex Combat Management System
  • 1 x TERMA C-Fire Fire Control System
  • 1 x Saab EOS 500 Electro Optical Fire Control
  • 1 x TERMA SCANTER 4100 Surveillance Radar
  • 1 x Kongsberg C-Scope Sonar System

Electronic warfare

  • 1 x Saab SME-200 Tactical EMS / ELINT
  • 1 x Saab NLWS Naval Laser Warning System

Decoys

  • 2 x TERMA C-Guard Intelligent Decoy Launcher System for 130 mm ammunition
  • 1 x TERMA DL-12T decoy launcher
  • 1 x TERMA Loki torpedo countermeasure

Armament

The weapons system of the class are:

  • 4 × 8-cell Ezpata Vertical Launching System
  • 16 × Arpoi SSMs
  • 4 × torpedo tubes for Barrakuda
  • Depth charges
  • 1 × 57 mm AB BOFORS Mk.3
  • 4 × 12,7 mm M2 Browning M2HB HMG Sea Protector
  • 2 x Long Range Acoustic Device
  • 1 × spare CIWS gun w/ calibre 40 mm

Air wing

The ships have a fligh deck for:

  • 1 UAV

List of ships

The 16 ships are named after Euskal Herria rivers.
BidasoaClass02

EEO Bidasoa in Crocet Islands waters

# Name Ordered Launched Commissioned
F-361 EEO Bidasoa June 2000 September 2004 March 2006
F-362 EEO Oyartzun June 2000 September 2004 March 2006
F-363 EEO Urumea June 2000 September 2004 March 2006
F-364 EEO Oria June 2000 September 2004 March 2006
F-365 EEO Urola June 2000 September 2005 March 2007
F-366 EEO Deba June 2000 September 2005 March 2007
F-367 EEO Artibai June 2000 September 2005 March 2007
F-368 EEO Lea June 2000 September 2005 March 2007
F-369 EEO Oca September 2005 May 2008 July 2009
F-370 EEO Asua September 2005 May 2008 July 2009
F-371 EEO Nerbioi September 2005 May 2008 July 2009
F-372 EEO Ibaizabal September 2005 May 2008 July 2009
F-373 EEO Cadagua September 2005 August 2010 May 2011
F-374 EEO Galindo September 2005 August 2010 May 2011
F-375 EEO Leizaran September 2005 August 2010 May 2011
F-376 EEO Nivelle September 2005 August 2010 May 2011


Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.