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by The Federated States of Domanania. . 52 reads.

Type 14 Frigate Project


[center][background-block=#dcdfe1][b]Type 14 Frigate Project[/b][/background-block][/center]

[b]Type[/b]: Guided Missile Frigate / Air-Defense Frigate
[b]Cost Per Ship[/b]: $580,000,000
[b]Annual Operating Cost[/b]: $10,000,000

[center][background-block=#dcdfe1][b]Design History[/b][/background-block][/center]

[b]Designed by[/b]:
[nation]Domanania[/nation], [nation]Martenyika[/nation], [nation]Alteran Republics[/nation]

[b]Built By[/b]:
[nation]Domanania[/nation], [nation]Martenyika[/nation], [nation]Serpens Land[/nation]


Standard: 4,500 tons
Full: 5,400 tons

[b]Length[/b]: 135 m
[b]Beam[/b]: 16 m
[b]Draught[/b]: 4.5m

2 shaft CODAG
2x cruise diesel engines 5,200 shp (3,900 kW);
2x boost gas turbines 27,500 shp (20,500 kW);
Total: 65,400 shp (48,800 kW)

[b]Speed[/b]: 30kn
[b]Range[/b]: 4,850 nmi at 14 kn
[b]Endurance[/b]: 30 days
[b]Compliment[/b]: 210

[b]Sensors and processing systems[/b]: 
5P-27 Air Search Radar
5P-20K 4 faced active phased array search, tracking and guidance/management radar
34K1 Surface Search and secondary artillery targeting radar
5P-10 Main targeting radar
Towed Sonar array 
3x Navigation Radars
2x aft target illumination suites for CIWS

[b]Electronic Warfare and Decoys[/b]:
EW Suite
2  KT-308
8  KT-216
2  5P-42

1x 127mm Naval Gun
16/24x (2/3x8) VLS Cells for for SSM, SAM, or Cruise Missiles
32x (2x16) VLS Cells for Surface-to-Air Missiles
2x 12.799mm Machine Guns
2x CIWS 
8x 355mm Torpedo tubes for anti-torpedo and anti-submarine torpedoes

[b]Aircraft Carried[/b]:
1x Naval Helicopter

[b]Aircraft Facilities[/b]:
Helipad and hanger for 1 helicopter


[size=200][b]Type 14[/b][/size]

The Type 14 Frigate project is a multinational collaboration to create a guided missile frigate for multiple nations throughout The Western Isles. The project was launched in 2020 by [nation]Domanania[/nation], [nation]Martenyika[/nation], [nation]TBD[/nation],and [nation]TBD[/nation]. It is meant to provide a replacement for larger ships that would fill the same roll. It's primary roll is that of anti-ship combat, and air defense frigate. It is also capable of performing anti-submarine duties if armed with anti-submarine missiles.

The frigate project is meant to replace outdated ships, and future proof a nations national defense. Every nation that contributes a major system, such as a Gun, VLS system, or major electronics, are guaranteed 2 vessels. Each nation that receives a type 14 may provide it a designation and class name if they choose. Each nation can choose to construct it in a local shipyard, or contract it out to another nation at their discretion. 



The type 14 is a frigate class ship with the strike capability of a destroyer or cruiser while also incorporating stealth into the base hull design. The ship is comparable to other frigate designs in size. With a total of 48 VLS cells, it carries armament similar to some guided missile destroyers. In an anti air role, it can carry up to 192 small missiles if every VLS cell is quad-packed. However, the standard load out is 48 missiles (16 AShM/Cruise Missiles and 32 SAM). It has the ability to add an additional set of VLS cells for a total of 24 primary cells instead of 16.

The ship was designed to incorporate systems from multiple different nations. It is modular to fit every nations needs. If a procurer of the frigate desires to substitute a system provided by one nation with one of their own, they are able to. So long as the replacement can fill the spot. Nations may provide more than one system, and more than one participant may provide a system for other participants and buyers to select from.



This project is a multinational effort, with the following nations providing a major part of the final design.

[b]Base Hull[/b]:
The base hull design is provided by [nation]Domanania[/nation]

[b]Vertical Launch System[/b]:
The following nations provided a VLS system for use
 [nation]Domanania[/nation]: [url=]Type 5G VLS[/url]

[b]Naval Gun[/b]:
The following nations provided a naval gun for use

[b]Primary Electronics and Sensors[/b]:
The following nations provided some or all of the major electronics and sensors

[b]Close In Weapon System[/b]:
The following nations provided a CIWS for use
[nation]Domanania[/nation]: [url=]Lancer CIWS[/url]

The following nations provided missiles for use
[nation]Alteran Republics[/nation]: [url=]JAMM/JAMM-ER[/url], and [url=]LAMBS-CM/LAMBS-SS[/url]
[nation]Domanania[/nation]: [url=]Block 2 Spirit Cruise Missile[/url], [url=]CISD SAM[/url], and [url=]Swordfish SAM[/url]


[table][tr][td]Nation[/td][td]Designation[/td][td]Number in Service[/td][/tr]


[td][nation]Serpens Land[/nation][/td]
[td]King Edward Class Frigate[/td]
[td]8 Planned[/td]



[td]Allegiance Class Frigate[/td]
[td]8 Planned[/td]



[td]River Class Frigate[/td]
[td]2 Planned[/td]