Harry DeWolf Class (Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship  - AOPS)  Electronics Fit

This document is intended to collect information about the electronics fit aboard the new Harry DeWolf class as it becomes available.


This class of ship was previously referred to as "Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship "(AOPS) but now its been changed to the Harry Dewolf  class.

There are currently two AOPS being built out of a total of six -  HMCS Harry DeWolf and HMCS Margaret Brooke are the first two. Both are under construction at Irving's Halifax Shipyard. Steel cutting for the third AOPS, the future HMCS Max Bernays, is  scheduled to commence January 2018, The Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be launched at Halifax Shipyard in summer 2018. Joing these two will be Max Bernays, William Hall , Frédérick Rolette and Robert Hampton Gray. The  last ship in the seiers is planned for service in 2021.

The Harry DeWolf under construction. (A Shipsforcanada.ca photo)

Type: Patrol vessel
Displacement: 6,440 metric tonnes
Length: 103.6 m (340 ft)
Beam: 19 m (62 ft)
Installed power: Four 3.6 MW (4,800 hp) generators
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts (2 × 4.5 MW (6,000 hp))
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) (open water)
3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) (icebreaking)
Range: 6,800 nautical miles (12,600 km)
Crew complement: 65


AESA Radar,
MESA 4D Radar,
SATCOM (Link 16),
Multichannel VHF/HF Radio,
Anti-missile detect systems,
Thales IFF system
SAGEM Integrated Bridge Navigational System,
Damage/Machinery Control Systems


1 × BAE Mk 38 25 mm
2 × M2 Browning machine gun
Aircraft carried:
Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone, or
Bell CH-146 Griffon

Credits and References:

1)  http://shipsforcanada.ca/our-stories/first-arctic-and-offshore-patrol-ship-assembled-at-halifax-shipyard

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