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KP-60 class - Coast Guard Patrol vessel
The project which leads to the design of the KP-70 vessel dates to the late 90s. The royal navy of “Normerr” needed a successor for the aging coastal patrol
and submarine hunting vessel P-55. Different designs where suggested but political decisions and changed requirements lead to several delays in the development.
In 2009 the project was finished on the drawing board but was stopped before the first vessel was laid down since the navy no longer needed this type of vessel
and the costs were estimated too high.
In 2011 the “Küstenwache” (coast guard) put a new patrol vessel design to bid. The old project was dug out by the shipyard and modified for the needs of the coast guard.
All heavy offensive armament was dropped, only the installation of one forward 30 mm turret was prepared. For defense two .50 cal machine guns are installed permanently
and a double anti-air-missile launcher can be fitted. For patrol, control, and rescue duties one big RHIB with crane was added.
The design was accepted and two vessels were contracted. The first was launched in 2016, the second in 2017. In 2018 three more vessels were built for export.
However, the export of the third ship was denied and it was instead commissioned by the coast guard in 2020. Since spring 2022 all 3 boats were fitted with their additional
armament due to the aggravating security situation in the Baltic Sea.
• Length: 58,7 m
• Beam: 9 m
• Drought: 2,9 m
• Displacement: about 380 t
• speed: 25 kt
• complement: standard: 15, up to 25
• Boats: 1 x 7,5 m RHIB, 1 x 4,5 m RHIB
• optional: 1 x 30 mm Autocannon MK30 M10
• optional: 1 x double anti air missile launcher for BLR-85R
• 2 x .50 machine gun
• 1 x navigation radar
• 1 x combined ground an air search radar
• 1 x ground search and fire directing radar
• 1 x SAT-com and communication equipment