Saturday, January 10, 2009

Australian Navy current submarines

The Collins class conventional submarines are the current submarines serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Entering service from 1996, The Collins Class submarines are a key element of Australia's Defence Force, The submarines have a diameter of approximately 8 metres with a displacement of 3,000 tonnes.and can travel at speeds greater than 20 knots (submerged) and 10 knots (surfaced).
The class is made up of six vessels: Collins, Farncomb, Waller, Dechaineux, Sheean, and Rankin; all six are based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. They were built by the Australian Submarine Corporation at Osborne, South Australia.the submarines' total cost was put at more than AU$6 billion as of 2000
The submarines have six forward torpedo tubes and are able to carry up 22 torpedoes or anti-ship missiles, or up to 44 mines in place of torpedoes.
Displacement: Surfaced: 3,051 tonnes
Submerged: 3,353 tonnes
Length: 77.8 metres
Beam: 7.8 metres
Draught: 6.8 metres
Propulsion: 1 × Jeumont Schneider main motor
7,050 hp
3 × Hedemora/Garden Island Type V18B/14 diesels
6,000 hp
3 × Jeaumont Schneider generators
5,630 hp
1 × shaft and a skew back propeller

1 × Mactaggart Scott dm 43006 hydraulic motor for emergency propulsion
Speed: Surfaced: 10+ knots (18.5 km/h)
Submerged: 20+ knots (37 km/h)
Range: 9,000 nautical miles (17,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h) (snort)
11,500 nautical miles (21,300 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h) (surfaced)
400 nautical miles (740 km) at 4 knots (7.4 km/h) (submerged)
Complement: 45 (8 Officers)
: Thales underwater systems scylla bow sonar
Thales Underwater Systems GEC-Marconi Kariwara, Thomson Marconi Narama towed array or Allied Signal TB 23
Kelvin Hughes I-band navigation radar
Thales optronics CK043 search and CH093 attack periscopes
Anechoic tiles fitted
weapons: Boeing/Rockwell integrated system
McDonnell Douglas UGM-84 Harpoon
6 × 21 in (533 mm) tubes for sub harpoon and Gould Mark 48 torpedo - total of 22 carried
44 mines in lieu of torpedoes
Fitted for but not with Land Attack Cruise missiles with combat system AN/BYG 1

To be fitted :

Combat System AN/BYG 1 based on Raytheon's CCS Mk 2


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