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The Ouyang-class frigate is largely designed as a ASW frigate, with the capability of use for multi-role through mission modules. The capacious mission deck allows the transport of material, personnel accomodation, use as a hangar for the flight deck above through the elevator at the forward portion of the deck, or carriage of small boats that can be launched through doors on either side, or at the stern.

It's also lent it's hull to the new TXRS high endurance cutter design. It is quite similar in design, except it carries 3 MH-65C helicopters instead of the pair of MH-60Rs.

One of the most interesting aspects of this design is that it is a trimaran design. This imparts a high degree of stability, allowing operations in up to sea state 5. This allows results in a very large beam, allowing the flight deck to conduct two operations simultaneously.

Characteristics Edit

Displacement: 4000 tons (standard load)
Length: 418 feet
Beam: 104 feet
Draft: 15.5 feet
Speed: 35+ knots
Range: 4300 nautical miles at 20+ knots
Propulsion: CODAG: 2x LM2500 gas turbines, 2x Caterpiller 3600 diesel

Armament Edit

16 cells Mk59 VLS (between deckhouse and gun)
32 cells Mk59 VLS (16 in each side of deckhouse)
2x Millenium II CIWS
1x Mk110 57mm gun
2x Mk 32 Triple Torpedo Tubes
2x MH-60R ASW helicopter

EW & Decoys Edit

  • SLQ-32(V)3 EW system
  • Mk53 SRBOC/NULKA launchers
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy

Electronics Edit

  • AEGIS battle management system
    • AN/SPY-4A APAR radar (also found on the Gloucester)
    • AN/SPS-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/KAX-2 EO/IR sensor
  • AN/SQR-20 CAPTAS active/passive towed sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system

OperatorsEdit

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