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Destroyer Specification: Westland-Globex Naval Systems

Grand Plutocracy
09-02-2006, 16:08
Westland-Globex Naval Systems

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Destroyers and guided missile destroyers operate in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups and replenishment groups. Destroyers primarily perform anti-submarine warfare duty while guided missile destroyers are multi-mission [Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW)] surface combatants. The addition of the Mk-41 Vertical Launch System or Tomahawk Armored Box Launchers (ABLs) to many Spruance-class destroyers has greatly expanded the role of the destroyer in strike warfare.

Arleigh Burke class

Construction: Westland-Globex Dockyards
Propulsion: Four General Electric LM 2500-30 gas turbines; two shafts, 100,000 total shaft horsepower
Length: 155.29m/509.5ft
Beam: 18m/59ft
Displacement: 8,315 tons (8,448.04 metric tons) full load
Speed: 30+knts
Crew: 23 Officers, 300 Enlisted
Armament: Standard missile; Harpoon; Vertical Launch ASROC (VLA) missiles; Tomahawk®; six Mk-46 torpedoes (from two triple tube mounts); one 5
Aircraft: Two SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopters
Price: US$613m
Photo: At sea (

Type 42 Destroyer

Consruction: Westland-Globex Dockyards
Propulsion: COGOG (Combined Gas and Gas) turbines, 2 shafts
Length: 125m/410ft
Beam: 14.3m/47ft
Displacement: 4,820 tonnes
Speed: 30knts
Crew: 287-312
Armament: Twin Sea Dart Missile launcher 114mm (4.5 inch) Mk 8 gun 2 x 20mm Close range guns 2 x Vulcan Phalanx close in weapons system (CIWS) 2 x Triple anti submarine torpedo tubes NATO Seagnat and DLF3 Decoy Launchers
Aircraft: Lynx MK 8 helicopters with: Sea Skua anti-ship missiles, Stingray anti-submarine torpedoes, Mk 11 depth charges and Machine guns
Price: US$430m
Photo:At sea (

Type 956 Destoyer

Construction: Westland-Globex Dockyards
Propulsion: 4 boilers 2 turbines 102,000 hp(m) (75 MW) 2 shafts bow thruster
Length: 156.4 meters/513 feet
Beam: 17.2 meters/56.4 feet
Displacement: 7,625 tons (full load)
Speed: 32.7knts
Crew: 370
Armament: 8 - SS-N-22 Sunburn (3M-80 Zubr) (2 quad) launchers active/passive radar homing to 87 nm at 2.5 Mach (4.5 Mach for attack) sea-skimmer. As with others of the later units of this class, the launchers on these units are longer that early Soviet units and fire modified missiles with a range longer than the 60 nm of earlier units; SAM 2 - SA-N-7 Gadfly (Uragan) command/semi-active radar and IR homing to 13.5 nm at 3 Mach ; 44 missiles Multiple channels of fire; Guns: 4 - 130 mm/70 (2 twin) AK 130 85' elevation 35 - 45 rds/min to 16 nm and 4 - 30 mm/65 AK 630 6 barrels per mounting 85' elevation 3,000 rds/min to 2 km; 4 - 21 in (533 mm) (2 twin) tubes Combination of 53cm torpedoes; Mortars: 2 RBU 1000 6-barreled range 1,000m 120 rockets carried torpedoe countermeasure; Mine rails for up to 40 and decoys: 8 - PK 10 and 2 - PK 2 chaff launchers.
Radar: Top Plate (remainder) 3D D/E-Band Air Search and 3 Palm Frond I-Band Surface Search
Aircraft: None
Price: US$640m
Photo: At sea (

Spruance Class

Construction: Westland-Globex Dockyards
Propulsion: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Length: 172m/564.3ft
Beam: 16.8m/55.1ft
Displacement: approx. 9,200 tons full load
Speed: 30+knts
Crew: 340
Armament: two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, one MK 41 VLS for Tomahawk, ASROC and Standard missiles, Mk 46 torpedoes (two triple tube mounts), Harpoon missile launchers, one Sea Sparrow launcher, one Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) System, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Price: US$600m
Photo: At sea (