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.

INTRODUCTION

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.

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

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

SENSORS and PROCESSING SYSTEMS

AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array)  Rada,
MESA (Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array) Surveillance Radar
SATCOM (Link 16)
Multichannel VHF/HF Radio
Anti-missile detect systems,
Thales IFF system
Sonar
SAGEM Integrated Bridge Navigational System, The Integrated Bridge Navigational System is actually provided by OSI and SAGEM provide the Inertial Navigation System to OSI for inclusion in the IBNS. The SAGEM INS is very cool technology a Hemispheric Resonant Gyro.
Damage/Machinery Control Systems

In September 2015, it was announced that the ships would be outfitted with SAGEM BlueNaute navigational systems.[41] On 7 October 2015, Thales IFF system was selected for use on the class. Terma currently provides its SCANTER 6002 radar system to Lockheed Martin Canada as part of the Combat Management System (CMS 330), which was selected by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships

ARMAMENT:

1 × BAE Mk 38 25 mm gun
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
2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_DeWolf-class_offshore_patrol_vessel
 
 

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Sept 16/18