Ezzat Class (Ambassador Mk III)

Operator: Egypt
Status: In Service
Number: 4
Ships: 682 S. Ezzat
683 F. Zekry
684 A. Gad
685 M. Fahmy
Cost: $1.290 Billion (2009)
Acquired: 2011-2015
General Specs:
Country of origin: United States
Class: Fast missile craft
Manufacturer: VT Halter-Marine
Introduced: Oct-11
Displacement: 550 tons
Length: 205 ft (68.3 m)
Beam: 32.8 ft (10 m)
Draft: 6.5 ft (2 m)
Hull material: Steel
Propullsion: 3 x Tognum MTU diesel engines (30,000 hp)
Speed: 41 knots (47.2 mph)
Range: 2,302 miles @15 knots (2000 nm)
Fuel Capacity:
Crew: 36
Guns: 1 x OTO Melara 76mm/62 cal. Super rapid-fire gun
2 x 7.62mm M60 machine guns
1 x Raytheon 20mm Mk 15 Mod 21 Phalanx (Block 1B) Close-in-weapon system (CIWS)
Anti-air: 21 x Raytheon RIM-116 Block I Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) in 1 x Raytheon Mk 49 launcher
Anti-ship: 8 x Boeing RGM-84 Harpoon II in 2 x quad pack canister launchers
Radar/Sensors: Lockheed Martin combat management system (CMS)
Thales Naval Naderland Scout navigation
Raytheon EADS TRS-3D air/surface surveillance radar
L-3 Brashear fire control system (FCS)
L-3 integrated communications system (ICS)
Defense/ Countermeasures: Argon ST WBR-2000 Electronic Support Measures (ESM)
4 x BAE Mk 32 chaff/IR launchers


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