The Perth class multi-role stealth frigates are the latest frigates to enter into service with the Royal Australian Navy, and are multi-mission derivatives of the French Navy's La Fayette class frigate. They are the definitive replacement for the Adelaide class frigates, and are capable in anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and anti-submarine warfare.
They are extensively redesigned to meet Australian requirements, and are equipped with CEAFAR, CEAMOUNT and several other American and Australian systems. The Perth class are one of the few diesel-powered warships in the RAN.
- HMAS Perth
- HMAS Christchurch
- NUSHIP Otago
- NUSHIP Canterbury
|Length||114.8 m (377 ft)|
|Machinery||Four MTU 20V 8000 M90, each rated at 8200 kW (CODAD)|
|Aircraft||1 S-70B-2 Seahawk|