Comandanti-class patrol vessel

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US Navy 100528-N-3136P-207 An Italian Navy visit, board, search and seizure team returns to the Italian Navy offshore patrol vessel ITS Comandante Foscari (P-493).jpg
Comandante Foscari in the Mediterranean Sea in 2010
Class overview
Name: Comandanti class
Builders: Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso (La Spezia)
Operators:  Marina Militare
Preceded by: Nibbio hydrofoils
Cost: € (EUR) 362 million for all 4 vessels, in 2000
In commission: 2004
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Patrol vessel
Displacement: 1.520 t (1.496 long tons), full load
Length:
  • 88.6 m (291 ft) LOA
  • 80.0 m (262.5 ft) LPP.[1]
Beam: 12.2 m (40 ft)
Draught: 3.37 m (11.1 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 70
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 x Selex ES RAN-30X/I (RASS) - MM/SPS-791 - multi-mode radar operating at X band, search radar with over-the-horizon (OTH) detection mode
  • 2 x navigation radar GEM Elettronica SPN-753 (since 2012, GEM Elettronica Gemini-DB, X/Ku dual band radar)
  • 1 x Selex ES NA-25 (Dardo-F) fire control system with Selex ES RTN-25X, X-band radar
  • since 2012, Selex ES JANUS-N IRST system
  • Selex ES CMS
  • Elmer Integrated Communication System
  • since 2012, Leonardo-FinmeccanicaTDL M-DLP link 11/16/22
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Elettronica Spa ESM/ECM SLQ-747 system
Armament:
Aircraft carried:SH-90A helicopter
Aviation facilities: retractable hangar for SH-90A class helicopter
Notes: 2 x RHIB Stenmar

The Comandanti class of patrol vessels[2] consists of four units operated by the Italian Navy, named as Nuove Unità Minori Combattenti (NUMC) [3]

Comandante Foscari berthed in Augusta (Siracusa)

Features[edit]

The construction of these units used hull and superstructure built with stealth features. The NUMC (Comandanti class) and Nuove Unità di Pattugliamento d'Altura, NUPA (Sirio class) share logistics, interoperability, features of the combat system and integrated telecommunications systems.

Ships[edit]

These units operate in conjunction with NUMA of COMFORPAT, the Forces Command patrol for surveillance and Coastal Defence and have their operational base in Augusta. They serve as coastal patrol and traffic control, cargo and surveillance in immigration control.
Comandante Foscari is used for trials on new versions of Oto Melara 76/62 mm Strales/Davide gun:

 Marina Militare - Comandanti class
Name Pennant
number
Hull
number
Laid down Launched Completed Commissioned Motto
Comandante Cigala Fulgosi P 490 6061[4] 25 June 1999 7 October 2000 31 July 2001 31 January 2004 Virtutis Fortuna Comes
Comandante Borsini P 491 6062 21 July 1999 17 February 2001 3 December 2001 31 January 2004 Vincit Amor Patria
Comandante Bettica P 492 6063 1 March 2000 26 June 2001 4 April 2002 31 January 2004 Con ardire e con tenacia
Comandante Foscari P 493 6064 1 September 2000 24 November 2000 2 August 2002 31 January 2004 idem animus eadem voluntas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corvette". Fincantieri.it. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Pattugliatori d'altura - Marina Militare". Marina.difesa.it. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Commandante Class Patrol Ships". Naval Technology. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Reference List (Navy)" (PDF). Pompegarbarino.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.