Barbaros Class (MEKO 200 Track II-A/B)

Operator: Turkey
Status: In Service
Number: 4
Names: F244 Barbaros
F245 Orucreis
F246 Salihreis
F247 Kemalreis
Cost: $525 m deal
Acquired: 1998-2000
General Specs    
Country of origin: Germany (2 built in Turkey)
Class: Frigate
Manufacturer: Blohm + Voss
Introduced: 1997
Displacement: 3,100 tons (3,350 tons full load) *F244 and F245
3,150 tons (3,400 tons full load) *F246 and F247
Propulsion: 2 x MTU 20V1163 TB82 diesel
2 x General Electric LM-2500 Gas turbines
Power: 63,532 hp
Speed: 32 knots
Length: 382.9 ft (116.7 m) *F246 and F247 117.7 m
Beam: 48.6 ft(14.8 m)
Draft: 14.1 ft (4.3 m)
Hull Material:
Fuel Capacity: 300 tons
Range: 4,100 nm
Crew: 180
Guns: 1 x 127mm 54 cal. MK 45 Mod. 2A DP
3 x 4 barrel 25mm 52 cal. Oerlikon GM Sea Zenith CIWS
2 x 12.7mm MG
Anti-air: 24 x RIM-7M Sea Sparrow SAM (1 x 8 round MK 29 launcher) *F244 and F245 only
16 x RIM-7P Evolved Sea Sparrow (1 x MK 41 Mod. 8 VLS) *F246 and F247 only
Anti-ship: 8 x RGM-84 Harpoon SSM
Other 2 x triple 324mm MK 32 ASW torpedo tube
Radar/Sensors: 1 x Decca 2690 BT ARPA nav
1 x BAE Systems AWS-9(TN) 996 air search
1 x Thales STIR-24 SAM f.c.
1 x Thales STIR-18 missile/gun f.c.
1 x Contraves TMX Dolphin CIWS target designation
2 x Contraves TMKu CIWS f.c.
Raytheon SQS-56 (DE 1160) hull-mounted MF sonar
URN-25 Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)
GEC-Marconi FLIR
Ferranti laser rangefinder
Countermeasures/Defenses: Racal Cutlass B1 intercept
Racal Scorpion B jammer
MK 36 SRBOC decoy system (2 x 6 round MK 137 launchers)
SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy
Misc Systems: 1 x AB-212 ASW or S-70B* helicopter *F246 and F247 only

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