The Combattante FS 56 – France

The Combattante FS56 developed by the French Company CMN is a compact vessel with stealth lines which can reach a very high speed and offer an important fire power. It is the perfect vessel for Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance as well as fast strike against surface or coastal targets.

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The Combattante FS56 combines the spirit of previous proven Combattante classes with 21st Century technologies: Stealth and Electronic Warfare. The vessel is a high performance compact and multifunction ship able to perform area surveillance tasks as well as anti-air, anti-surface and electronic warfare missions.

The FS 56 is armed with one Oto Melara 76mm SR main gun, one Bofors 40 Mk4 40mm gun, 2×30 or 20mm remote weapon systems and 8 MM40 blkIII Exocet anti-ship missiles. Source navyrecognition.com

Performance and Competitive Features

Combine speed, long range and fire power with optimization of acquisition cost
> Compact and multifunction vessel, capable of high performances
> Stealth aspect
> Perfect 360° view all around the vessel
> 360° free firing arc

Main Characteristics

Length Overall :56.00 m
> Beam Overall : 8.20 m
> Maximum draught : 2.70 m
> Maximum speed : 38 Knots
> Range at 15 Kts : 2500 NM
> Crew : 32
> Fuel : 82 m3
> Fresh water : 8 m3
> Hull : Steel
> Superstructure : Aluminium
> Classification : BUREAU VERITAS

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Main Equipment & Auxiliaries

Two main generating sets
> One emergency generating set
> Four high speed diesel engines
> Four Fixed Pitch Propellers (FPP)
> One Compact Mast (Cmast ©)

Typical Mission Systems

One Combat Management System with Data Link
> One Combined Surveillance Radar + IFF
> One Fire Control Radar
> One Electro-optical fire control system
> One Primary Gun: 76MM or 57 mm
> Two Short Range Air Defence Missile System or one secondary Gun (40 mm)
> Two remote controlled side guns (up to 30 mm)
> One Surface to Surface Missile System
> One Decoy Launching System
> One R-ESM and one C-ESM
> One Integrated Naval communications
> GMDSS
> One Integrated Navigation System

Oto Melara 76mm SR main gun, one Bofors 40 Mk4 40mm gun, 2×30 or 20mm remote weapon systems and 8 MM40 blkIII Exocet anti-ship missiles

Oto Melara 76mm SR main gun

Oto Melara 76mm SR main gun

Technical data:
Caliber: 3 inches / 76,2 mm
Barrel lenght: 186 inches / 4,72 meters (= 62 caliber)
Weight: 7900kg, empty (Super Rapid)
Shell: 76 x 900 mm / 12,34 kilograms
Elevation: – 15° to + 85°
Traverse: 360°
Rate of fire: Compact: 85 rpm / Super Rapid: selectable from single shot up to 120 rpm
Muzzle Velocity: 925 m/s (1100 m/s – DART)
Magazine: Compact: 80 rounds / SR: 85 rounds
 
Range:
16 kilometers with standard ammunition
20 km with extended range ammunition
up to 40 km with VULCANO ammunition

Evolution:
– Compact
– Super Rapid
– Stealth casing
– DAVIDE/STRALES radio frequency guidance system for DART guided ammunition

Ammunition:
HE (high explosive) – 6,296kg / Range 16km / effective range 8km (4km vs. air targets at elev. 85°)
MOM (multi-role OTO munition)
PFF (pre-formed fragmentation) – anti-missile ammunition
SAPOM (semi-armored piercing OTO munition) – 6,35kg / Range 16km
SAPOMER (semi-armored piercing OTO munition, extended range) – Range 20km
DART (driven ammunition reduced time of flight) – sub-calibre guided ammunition against multiple targets
(missiles and maneuvering targets at sea) 4,2kg in barrel / 3,5kg in flight / 660mm lenght / effective range >8km
VULCANO (76mm unguided and guided extended range ammunition) 

Source seaforces.org

Bofors 40 Mk4 BAE Systems 40mm naval gun system

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Bofors 40 Mk4 BAE Systems 40mm naval gun system 

Type 40mm Naval Gun System

Operators None

Calibre 40 mm L/70

Weight excluding ammunition < 2,300 kg

Elevation limits -20 to +80 degrees

Firing mode Remotely or gyro-stabilised local control as back-up

Maximum range 12,500 m

Rate of fire 300 rounds/min

Muzzle velocity 1012 m/s (3P)

Number of rounds available in gun 100 (30+70)

Barrel life up to 5,000 rounds

Options: On-mount TV camera, On-mount muzzle velocity radar, Programmable 3P ammunition

Source navyrecognition.com

Nexter Systems NARWHAL 30mm remote-controlled naval gun

Nexter Systems NARWHAL 30mm remote-controlled naval gun mount

Nexter 20mm Narwhal remote weapon system

Nexter 20mm Narwhal remote weapon system (Example)

Exocet MM40 Block3 

Eight anti-ship missiles Exocet MM40 Block3 

C-MAST integrated mast

C-MAST integrated mast –  navigation, radars, and electronic warfare sensors are all grouped in a single integrated mast.

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