Things have been put foward for the Laivue2020 as the new goverment finally signed the order contract from Rauma shipyards, which will build the four ships, while Saab provides the combat system.
After the first rendition I made few years ago, some things have indeed changed.
They are named as Pohjanmaa Class, so the lead ship will be Pohjanmaa, and the rest three most likely continuing other province names, thought the traditional Karjala, Turunmaa - Uusimaa, Hämeenmaa subdivision will be broken. Intresting to see, which province looses its nameship.
The ships overal dimensions have been published, of 114mx16mx5m, 3900 tons, making them considerably larger than the previous stated 60-105 meter 2000-3000 tons.
The weaponsystems will consist ESSM and ANAM/Gabriel 5 missiles, 2nd hand 57mm/57 bofors Mk3s from the Hamina class and Tp47 torpedoes. And naturally mines, which will be
held in internal minedeck under the helicopter landing platform. A hangar will be provided, but what size is not revealed, only i noticed mention of it beeing able to support unmanned drones
The ships will feature A1 ice class, with their rear made specifically icebreaking form, to allow movement in all wheater conditions. Of porpulsion and actuall radar and ECM suite, nothing has not yet been revealed, but Ill keep updating this thread along the Project materialises.
Coming next for 2021/22: Project 1143 complete redux: Pr1143.4 and 1143.4.2 & Preparations for Pr.61 Remakes
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