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  Forsvarsnett: Frigate co-operation between the Navy and Air Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate is specially built for operations in Norwegian waters, and the vessels are to be robust enough to be able to handle arctic waters.
The responsibility for the construction and equipping of the new frigates, as well as communicating with the Izar shipyards in Spain and various subcontractors falls on the Norwegian Defence Logistical Organisation.
Even though the KNM Fridtjof Nansen, the first of the five new frigates to be completed, is not to be operational for several years, the key crewmembers of the frigate will be assembled in August on the KNM Horten.
www.mil.no /languages/english/start/article.jhtml?articleID=43634   (863 words)

 Naval Technology - Nansen Class Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates
The five Nansen Class anti-submarine warfare frigates, are being built by Navantia of Spain for the Norwegian Navy.
The vessels are: HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310), Roald Amundsen (F 311), Otto Sverdrup (F 312), Helge Ingstad (F 313) and Thor Heyerdahl (F 314).
The Nansen was commissioned in Ferrol in April 2006 and arrived in Oslo, Norway in June 2006.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/nansen   (1252 words)

 Navy League of the United States - Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
The Fridtjof Nansen is the first of five new Aegis frigates being built for Norway by the Spanish shipbuilder and is scheduled to be operational in September 2005.
Immediately following the launching ceremony for the Fridtjof Nansen there was a keel-laying ceremony for the second ship of the class, Roald Amundsen, which is scheduled to be launched in April 2005.
The Fridtjof Nansen class is the first ship of its size to be fitted with the Lockheed Martin SPY-1F multifunction radar.
www.navyleague.org /sea_power/aug_04_50.php   (970 words)

With the exception of the 41,000 ton French CVN Charles De Gaulle, they are all in the 14,000-20,000 ton STOVL class, conceived primarily for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) operations during the cold war, and operating small numbers of Harrier aircraft.
One ship of this class is in service with each of the Spanish and Dutch navies and another is planned to enter service with the Netherlands in 2007.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the NATO NFR-90 frigate programme in the early 1990s, two distinct multilateral programmes emerged to fill the gap.
www.global-defence.com /2002/sea-eur.html   (1875 words)

 Alvaro de Bazan F-100 Frigate
For these reasons, between all the programs the Navy emphasizes, that of the Frigate F-100, has been directed to the construction of four of these units, to be delivered to the Navy between the years 2002 and 2005.
The new Spanish frigates are named Alvaro of Bazan (F-101), Roger de Lauria (F-102), Blas de Lezo (F-103) and Méndez Núnez (F-104), having put the keel of the first on 14 of June of 1999.
The new Spanish frigate is a medium-size escort ship, able to operate as much in coastal waters as on the high seas.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/f-100.htm   (2185 words)

 Naval Technology - Destroyers and Frigates Image Gallery
The frigate's stealth design is based on the La Fayette class frigate in service with the French Navy.
The FREMM frigates are 137m in overall length and 19m wide with a displacement of 5,800t.
Karel Doorman class main gun is a 76mm OTO Melara Mk 100 with a range of 16km anti-surface and 12km anti-air.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/destroyersandfrigates_gallery.html   (2856 words)

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The Hauk class is a very familiar sight along the Norwegian coast, and they often take part in SAR operations, and other civilian tasks.
I think it would be wrong to build a large vessel, and loose many of the advantages you have with a Skjold class vessel, just to be able to operate the few days a year at some parts of the coast, where a Skjold class could have difficulties with the weather.
The support infrastructure for the USN Pegasus class was for example, quite massive and extensive given the limited size and capability of the force.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/8-1351.aspx   (4852 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen class frigate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fridtjof Nansen class of frigates, for the Royal Norwegian Navy, are a derivative of the Spanish Alvaro de Bazán class of AEGIS-equipped air defense frigates.
The new frigates will prove a great improvement over their predecessors, the Oslo class frigates, both in size, personnel, capabilities and equipment.
The Fridtjof Nansen class will be doing extensive service with NATO's permanent Atlantic forces as of 2008, and one of the frigates will be permanently sailing as part of the command as of that year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fridtjof_Nansen_class_frigate   (415 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen (F85) class PROJECT 6088 NEW FRIGATE
The vessel is an antisubmarine frigate primarily designed to detect, identify, engage and attack hostile submarines, also provided with anti-air, anti-surface and electronic warfare capabilities, offering significant potential for non combat tasks in peace time, such us to conduct sovereignty tasks.
Bazán is legally bound to offset 100% of the frigate procurement contract within 10 years.
An important aspect of every offset agreement is the possibility for the sale of defence systems or sub-systems developed or produced in Norway (this is in accordance with the national strategy for the defence industry as approved by the Norwegian parliament).
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/nansen.htm   (2544 words)

 World Navies in Review [Archive] - World Affairs Board
The first of the class, Mistral, is expected to enter service in 2005; the second and final ship of the class, the Tonnerre, is expected to follow in 2006.
These advanced frigates are to be followed into service around 2010 by the Type 125 class, which is in the early stages of design but may begin construction around 2007.
The Spanish Baleares-class frigate Cataluna was decommissioned in 2004.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /archive/index.php/t-4864.html   (7313 words)

 Ricerche Militari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The delivery schedule calls for one new frigate each year from spring 2006, while the remaining four vessels will be completed with one year intervals in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.The programme comprises delivery of 5 multipurpose frigates to the Royal Norwegian Navy.
The Fridtjof Nansen vessels will also have extensive medical capabilities on board in order to facilitate them when operating away from shore for extensive periods of time, and to make the vessels more flexible for operations abroad.
The New Frigate is a 133 metre long monohull antisubmarine frigate, with a displacement of 5291 t (Full Load, End of Life),a maximum transit speed of more than 26 knots, steel hull and superstructure and a CODAG propulsion plant.
www.ricerchemilitari.it /Products/Nansen.htm   (1991 words)

 F310 Fridtjof Nansen
These frigates will be built between Spain, IZAR as main integrator, and Norway.
On February 17, 2005, Lockheed-Martin released that jointly with IZAR the first AEGIS weapon system aboard the Fridtjof Nansen frigate successfully underwent initial activation at IZAR's shipyards in Ferrol, Spain.
On April 5, 2006 the first Fridtjof Nansen frigate was handed over to the Royal Norwegian Navy after six years since the program inception in 2000.
www.deagel.com /pandora/f310-fridtjof-nansen_pm00187001.aspx   (259 words)

 AEGIS frigate F-310
Fridtjof Nansen is the first of five vessels of this to be fielded by the Norwegian Navy.
Lockheed Martin is responsible for system integration of the multi-mission Integrated Warfare System, including sensors, command and control, communications and weapons, for the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates.
In September 2006 The Norwegian AEGIS frigate F-310 Fridtjof Nansen performed its first live missile firing test.
www.defense-update.com /products/f/F310.htm   (215 words)

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At 1445 Tariq assumed towage of the vessel and brought the nine Pakistanis onto the frigate, which is operating as part of the coalition conducting Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
Pablo Paredes was also demoted from petty officer third class to seaman recruit, the lowest rank in the Navy.
The 23-year-old said he refused to support a war he believed was illegal and immoral, and he has since become an outspoken anti-war activist 2005 - The Norwegian frigate Bergen returned to port for the last time.
www.seawaves.com /newsletters/TDIH/may/12May.txt   (3506 words)

 Yorkshire CND - Lockheed Martin Delivers First Aegis Weapon System to Norway - 3/12/03
The system will be packed and shipped to Spanish shipbuilder IZAR for installation on the Fridtjof Nansen, the first ship of the F310 Norwegian frigate program, now under construction in Ferrol, Spain.
The SPY-1F system is an important element of Lockheed Martin's responsibilities on the Norwegian Frigate program, which includes integration of the entire IWS encompassing all sensors, weapons, software development, communications, and navigation.
In addition to the U.S. and Norwegian navies, Aegis is aboard Japanese and Spanish warships and the Republic of Korea recently selected Aegis for its newest class of destroyers.
www.cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/articles/bmd/first_aegis_delivered.htm   (459 words)

 amcham.no - American Chamber of Commerce in Norway
MOORESTOWN, N.J. -- The Norwegian frigate F-310 Fridtjof Nansen successfully intercepted its target during the first live missile firing test of its Lockheed Martin-developed SPY-1F Aegis Weapon System today in the North Atlantic.
The Fridtjof Nansen was formally commissioned at Navantia's shipyard in Ferrol, Spain, in April.
The five ships of the Norwegian New Frigate program represent a great example of successful international teamwork and industry partnership, including Navantia shipbuilding in Spain, Kongsberg Defense in Norway and more than a dozen other key suppliers worldwide.
www.amcham.no /news/news.asp?id=2192   (468 words)

 WebWire® | Lockheed Martin Completes Factory Testing Of Final Aegis Weapon System for Norway
The delivery of the fifth Aegis system to Norway marks a significant milestone in the five ship Norwegian New Frigate program, and comes a week after the Royal Norwegian Navy celebrated the arrival of KNM Fridtjof Nansen, the first ship of the program, in Oslo, Norway.
Fridtjof Nansen was formally commissioned in Ferrol, Spain, April 5.
The Aegis Weapon System is the world’s premier naval surface defense system and is the foundation for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, the primary component of the sea-based element of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System.
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=15083   (445 words)

 Ferrol News
MOORESTOWN: The Norwegian frigate F-310 Fridtjof Nansen successfully intercepted its target during the first live missile firing test of its Lockheed Martin-developed SPY-1F Aegis Weapon System today in the...
The Norwegian frigate F-310 Fridtjof Nansen successfully intercepted its target Wednesday during the first live missile firing test of its Lockheed Martin-developed SPY-1F Aegis Weapon System in the North...
The capital city of Norway put its best foot forward when the Fridtjof Nansen, the first of Norway's new frigates, docked in the port of Oslo after a five-day voyage from the shipyard in Ferrol, Spain.
www.topix.net /es/ferrol   (581 words)

 Lockheed Martin Tests First Aegis Weapon System With Spy-1F Radar At Sea
Lockheed Martin and shipbuilder Navantia successfully performed initial at-sea testing of the first Aegis Weapon System equipped with the new SPY-1F radar aboard the Norwegian frigate Fridtjof Nansen (F-310) during the sea trials conducted off the coast of Ferrol, Spain.
Lockheed Martin is responsible for system integration of all IWS elements -- including sensors, communications and weapons -- for the Fridtjof Nansen class frigates.
"Fridtjof Nansen is performing exceptionally well and sea trials will guarantee that the ship exceeds the requirements," said Angel Recaman, director of Navantia's Fene-Ferrol shipyard.
www.spacewar.com /news/radar-05x.html   (420 words)

 Photos of Fridtjof Nansen class frigate [Archive] - Military Photos
Ticonderoga class had similar issues...I remember them doing tests to make sure that stability was not an issue.
Nothing like that on the Nansen class, only the 76mm forward deck gun and a few 50 cals on the rear deck above the helo deck as some of the picks show.
The Nansen class has the rapid fire 76mm and fitted for a aft (rear) 40mm+ gun.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/archive/index.php/t-82432.html   (2338 words)

 First Aegis-Equipped Norwegian Frigate Launched
The Fridtjof Nansen (F310), the first of five Aegis-equipped ships in the Royal Norwegian Navy's frigate program, was launched on June 3 during ceremonies at the IZAR shipyard in Ferrol, Spain.
The frigate is the first ever to incorporate the SPY-1F radar system and marks a significant milestone for the Aegis Integrated Weapon System (IWS) that will provide critical capabilities for the surface fleets of navies around the world.
The Aegis system enables surface fleets to engage threats from over, under and on the sea and is currently deployed on 74 ships around the world, with 33 more ships planned.
www.spacedaily.com /news/bmdo-04q.html   (433 words)

 Thats it! I'm leaving! - Page 6 - FileFront Gaming Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The next day I got a phonecall from the personell officer from the Frigate flotilla, which had heard of my wish to do a more electronics-related service.
He had an nice opening on a course for the new Fridtjof Nansen frigates.
I gladly accepted the offer, as the Nansen class is the hottest project the Norwegian Armed Forces has to offer.
www.gamingforums.com /showthread.php?p=3414621#post3414621   (740 words)

 Photos of Fridtjof Nansen class frigate - Military Photos
Posts some pictures of the new Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen class frigate.
They do come fully equipped but the socialist have forced the military to investigate the possibilities for renting two out or even keeping two in long term dry dock, as they feel five frigates are to many.
These vessels are a crucial and necessary upgrade to our navy in order for us to control and govern our oceans and have a military capacity to face modern challenges..
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=82432   (402 words)

 SIGNAL : News Briefs
The base stations for this capability are smaller than their cellular counterparts and can be transported for quick setup.
The frigate Fridtjof Nansen and its sister vessels are equipped with the advanced AN/SPY-1F radar system.
The Lockheed Martin Company (www.lockheedmartin.com) is responsible for installing all of the weapons systems components, such as sensors, communications equipment and weapons, for the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates.
www.imakenews.com /signal/e_000074095000039843.cfm?x=b11,0,w   (920 words)

 Testing begins of first Aegis weapons system equipped with SPY-1F radar
IZAR and Lockheed Martin have begun testing the first Aegis weapon system equipped with the new SPY-1F radar to be installed aboard the Norwegian frigate Fridtjof Nansen (F-310) at IZAR's shipyard in Ferrol, Spain.
Lockheed Martin is responsible for system integration of all IWS elements—including sensors, communications and weapons—for the Fridtjof Nansen class frigates.
When paired with the MK 41 vertical launching system, it is capable of delivering missiles for missions and threat environments encountered in naval warfare.
rfdesign.com /news/defense/weapons_testing_begins/index.html   (331 words)

 News about Surface Forces at StrategyPage.com's How to Make War.
August 30, 2005: There are reports that the nearly 30-year old, 3,500 ton, Bessmennyy ('Krivak-II') class ASW frigate Neukrotimyy ("Indomitable"), was struck by a mine a while rehearsing for end of World War II ceremonies.
July 31, 2005: The first of five Norwegian F-310 class frigates, the Fridtjof Nansen, has completed its sea trials.
The 433 foot long Nansens have a top speed of 48 kilometers an hour.
www.strategypage.com /fyeo/howtomakewar/default.asp?target=HTSURF.HTM   (1781 words)

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