Sunday, November 21, 2010
Navantia launches fifth frigate F-100 for the Spanish Armada
The Navantia threw overboard on Nov. 4, at 14.35 in Fene-Ferrol shipyard, the frigate F-105 Cristóbal ColónThe fifth unit of the class F-100, which builds the Navantia since 2000.
The construction of the frigate began in June 2007 with the keel was laid in February 2009 and commissioning in the Spanish Armada in the summer of 2011.
The F-105 incorporates modifications in relation to other units F-100, derived from the improvements made in the process and experience gained in operating the ships of the class.
The ship, with improvements in habitability, the system of command and control and will have new radar system installed radar Lockheed Martin radar, an AEGIS-D (V).
The changes aimed to reduce manning and maintenance costs.
Navantia The new frigates will provide air defense for the Australia-based F-105.