Air Defence & Command Frigate

Built for the Royal Netherlands Navy
Air Defence & Command Frigate
Air Defence & Command Frigate 144.2 473.1 29 33.37 220 220 18.8 61.68 CODOG 2x5 MW + 2x18 MW CPP


  1. Missions

    • AAW;
    • ASuW;
    • ASW;
    • EW.

  2. Weapon Suite

    • Otobreda 127 mm large calibre gun;
    • 2 x Goalkeeper close in weapons systems;
    • Mk 41 VLS for Evolved Sea Sparrow missile and Standard Missile 2;
    • 2 x Harpoon anti-ship missile systems;
    • 2 x Mk 32 torpedo launchers;
    • 2 x Oerlikon 20 mm guns;
    • Thales Sabre ECM;
    • 4 x decoy launchers.

  3. Sensor Suite

    • Thales APAR multifunction radar system;
    • Thales SMART-L 3D long range surveillance radar system;
    • Atlas Elektronik hull-mounted sonar;
    • Thales SIRIUS long range infra-red search and track system;
    • Thales Mirador electro-optical surveillance and fire control system.



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As an international shipbuilder Damen has extensive knowledge of each vessel and of transport contracts and conditions, and we have many years’ experience of shipping to distant and remote destinations. In short, our customers benefit from our reliable and competitive shipping solutions.


Damen Parts Services offers competitive prices, efficient and cost-effective delivery and short response times. With our years of experience we have established strong buying power and an extensive supplier network. By expanding our network of global service hubs, we are able to shorten our response times. Our service goes beyond fast part delivery; we also offer different replenishment solutions resulting in having parts in stock just before you need them.

To minimise lifecycle costs and to improve a vessel’s performance, it’s crucial to have the right spare parts. Our Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) allows stock control replenishment to be completely automated.



Online parts store

To support our customers on a 24/7 basis, Damen has created an online parts store on our Services Portal Here you can order directly from our online catalogue of spare parts. Our scope of supply is neither limited to Damen-vessels only, nor to the catalogue. If your required parts are not available online, we invite you to make online requests. Your services manager will gladly do what it takes to source the relevant component. With Damen as your partner you can experience the benefits of a one-stop-shop.


Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank

Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank. We know Damen quality means that our vessels have a good value according to market conditions.

By means of its Damen Trading & Chartering desk, Damen is happy to help customers to trade their vessel in when they buy a new vessel, no matter where a vessel has been built.

For over 30 years, the Damen Trading team has built up extensive market knowledge through which they are able to offer their brokerage services, assisting clients to sell their redundant fleet, help them acquire a second-hand vessel or assist with securing a charter.

For more information visit Damen Trading website.


Applying Composite Materials

patrol boat innovations 

Damen has extensive experience in the use of composite materials, in situations ranging from tough applications for the offshore industry to high tech Interceptors for navies, coastguards and police forces.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

damen naval innovations 

A study was carried out to evaluate the influence of different ship components on the airflow around a ship's superstructure. By means of CFD simulations and validation by wind tunnel experiments, working conditions were determined at different wind speeds and sailing speeds, combined with different wind angles and ship headings.


damen naval innovations 

By using Finite Element Analysis, the actual behaviour of a ship’s structure can be simulated. Undesired effects can be found and corrected.


All Damen vessels benefit from knowledge gathered during ongoing research programmes within the Group. Damen works alongside world-renowned research institutes such as Delft University of Technology, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research (TNO), as well as other reputable universities and leading maritime companies.




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