The French shipbuilder (CMN) part of Privinvest company, has recently unveiled two new surface ship designs, C Sword 90 stealth corvette and COMBATTANTE FS46 fast attack craft.
C Sword 90 was designed to undertake missions such as ASW, ASuW, surveillance, protection and patrol. It offer a length of 95m, beam of 15.7m, top speed of 28kts and maximum autonomy of 7000nm, and is manned by 65.
Main equipment and auxiliaries comprise three main generation sets, one emergency generating set, two diesel engines and two controlled pitch propellers. Typical mission systems of the ship include combat management system with tactical data link, air and surface search radar (4 fixed array panels based system), eight anti-ship missiles, 16 vertically-launched surface-to-air missiles, two short range surface-to-air missiles systems on remote turret, one fire control radar, one electro-optical fire control system, electronic warfare suite consisting of R-ESM and C-ESM equipment, one 57 or 76mm main artillery gun, two remote weapon stations armed with 20 or 30mm automatic guns, one decoy launcher, towed and hull-mounted sonar systems, integrated communications system, integrated bridge control system, two triple-tube torpedo launchers, dedicated davits for two 11m long RHIBs, and platform capable to accommodate one 10t class helicopter. The ship also is capable to support UUV, UAS and USV operations.
The COMBATTANTE FS46 ship was designed with the aim to provide fast strike against surface and coastal targets, coastal and offshore patrol, EEZ monitoring and surveillance , interception of enemy forces, air self-defence, support to land forces actions and naval and law enforcement application. It has a length of 46m, beam of 7.45m, top speed of 35kts and maximum autonomy of 2000nm, and is manned by 24.
The ship feature a panoramic bridge, space to accommodate one 5.5m long RHIB, two main generation sets, one emergency generating set, three diesel engines and three controlled pitch propellers. Mission systems can include combat management system with tactical data link, one surveillance radar, one 40mm artillery, one electro-optical fire control unit, 4 surface-to-surface missiles, one short range surface-to-air missiles system or one secondary 40mm gun system, two remote weapon stations armed with gun up to 30mm, one decoy launcher, integrated navigation suite, integrated communications system and GMDSS.
Specifically the ship can be outfitted out with MBDA Exocet MM40 missiles, MBDA SIMBAD-RC remote turret armed with two ready-to-fire MBDA MISTRAL 2 missiles, Lacroix SYLENA decoy launchers, Thales Nederland TACTICOS combat management system and Nexeya LYNCEA mission management system.