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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NO Royal Norwegian Air Force NHI NH90 NFH 01

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

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2000-jun-23OrderedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
2000-jun-23OrderedNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
2003-apr-9Laid downNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
2004-jun-3Laid downNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
2004-jun-25LaunchedNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
2005-may-25LaunchedNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
2005-may-25Laid downNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
2006-apr-5CommissionedNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
2006-apr-28LaunchedNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
2006-apr-28Laid downNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
2007-may-21CommissionedNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
2007-nov-23LaunchedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
2007-nov-23Laid downNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
2008-apr-30CommissionedNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
2009-feb-11LaunchedNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
2009-augDeploymentNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen deployed to Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy mission with Operation Atalanta.
2009-sep-29CommissionedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
2014-mar-31DeploymentNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
2015-apr-11DeploymentNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-oct-3DeploymentNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
2016-jan-28Port VisitNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen visit to Devonport for a period of FOST training packages
2017-feb-2Port VisitNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Visited Plymouth, for a period with FOST.
2017-mar-22DeploymentNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas.
2017-mar-24DeploymentNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2017-aug-1DeploymentNO F313 KNM Helge Instad Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
2017-aug-1DeploymentNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
2017-nov-28Port VisitNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup visited West India Docks on 28 Nov, departed 4 Dec 2017.

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