Guided-Missile Destroyer Fridtjof Nansen class

Officially designated as Frigates, this 5500 tn air defence ships are a derivative of the Spanish Alvaro de Bazan class and are equipped with the american Aegis combat system. Their first deployments were carried out without a permanently stationed helicopter due delays in the delivery of their new NH90 NFHs.

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5500full load (tn)
134length (m)
16.80beam (m)
7.60draught (m)
4500range (nm)
26max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel
1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODAG
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS

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Royal Norwegian Air Force NHI NH90 NFH 01

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Royal Norwegian NavyF310KNM Fridtjof NansenLABN2006--
Royal Norwegian NavyF311KNM Roald AmundsenLABA2007--
Royal Norwegian NavyF312KNM Otto SverdrupLABS2008--
Royal Norwegian NavyF313KNM Helge InstadLABI2009--
Royal Norwegian NavyF314KNM Thor HeyerdahlLABH2010--

5 units

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2000-jun-23Ordered F313 KNM Helge Instad
2000-jun-23Ordered F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
2003-apr-9Laid down F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
2004-jun-3Laid down F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
2004-jun-25Launched F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
2005-may-25Launched F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
2005-may-25Laid down F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
2006-apr-5Commissioned F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
2006-apr-28Launched F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
2006-apr-28Laid down F313 KNM Helge Instad
2007-may-21Commissioned F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
2007-nov-23Launched F313 KNM Helge Instad
2007-nov-23Laid down F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
2008-apr-30Commissioned F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
2009-feb-11Launched F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
2009-sep-29Commissioned F313 KNM Helge Instad
2014-mar-31Deployment F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2015-apr-11Deployment F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-oct-3Deployment F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2016-jan-28Port Visit F311 KNM Roald Amundsen visit to Devonport for a period of FOST training packages
2017-feb-2Port Visit F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Visited Plymouth, for a period with FOST.
2017-mar-22Deployment F311 KNM Roald Amundsen Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas.
2017-mar-24Deployment F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2017-aug-1Deployment F313 KNM Helge Instad Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
2017-aug-1Deployment F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise

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