Disrupt class FFG, 14 units in class
The Fryssian navy searched for a new FFG class to be build to replace old 60's Frigates.
Germany sought new units during the same time aswell.
They both ended up with the Benelux Navies Kortenaer Class.
The Bremen and Disrupt class are both an evolution of the Kortenaer Class. However the Bremen class uses a different setup for COGAG.
A total of 14 units are build and commisioned into the Fryssian navy of 1982 till 1990.
The German navy acquired 4 units for their navy as Bremen Class.
The Benelux navy has 14 units of the Kortenaer Class and sold 2 seperate units to the Greek navy as the Elli class.
Thats makes a whopping 34 units out of one Class in Europe.
At the end of the Cold War the government started to reduce their defence budget.
The MOD decided to cut the navies S frigate class from 14->10.
In 1994 till 1996 four units where sold to the Greek navy, they where transfered as they where.
The remaining 10 units got an MLU in 2000-2005 era.
The MOD already selected a new class to replace the S frigate class from 2003 on.
However because of budget cuts not all units will be replaced 1 on 1.
Only 6 units where selected to be replaced by the new class and 4 of the remaining ships where to be sold.
In 2003 and 2005 two units where sold to the Chilian navy, they where upgraded to MLU spec before transfer.
In 2006 and 2008 another two units where sold to the Chilian navy, both already had their MLU finished.
The remaining 6 units didnt stay long in the fleet though, the financial crisis in Europe hit Fryssia in 2006 and they where forced to cut in Def budgets.
In 2007 and 2008 defence budget papers it was stated that 6 frigates had to be disposed off.
In 2007 and 2009 two units where send to the reserve fleet after their replacements joined the fleet.
The remaining 4 where to join the reserve fleet or where to be sold.
However the MOD selected 4 Multipurpose frigates to be sold or send to Reserve.
This meant that the last 4 units where pushed back till 2020-2025 decommisioning and had to endure a last upgrade.
This gave them a more modern CMS and ESSM and sensors.
This upgrade was given between 2010-2013.
The remaining 4 units are to be replaced by two new Multipurpose Frigates between 2025-2030.
Disrupt class as build from 1982 on
F422 1990 To be named
F421 1989 To be named
F420 1989 To be named
F418 1988 To be named
F416 1988 To be named
F414 1986 To be named
F415 1986 To be named
F417 1985 To be named
F419 1985 To be named
F413 1984 To be named
F412 1983 To be named
F411 1983 To be named
F410 1982 To be named
F409 1982 Disrupt
Modification and newer build units 1986-1988
Fryssian AU with Lt.Maverick 114
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