Admiral Reitz-class destroyer

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Admiral Reitz c.2015
Class overview
Builders: Heuser Marinewerke, Template:Country data Volgaria
Operators: Template:Country data Volgaria
Built: 2012-present
In service: 2014-present
Planned: 6
Completed: 6
Active: 3
General characteristics
Class and type: General-purpose guided missile destroyer
Displacement: 9,250 t
Length: 155.4 metres
Beam: 19 metres
Draft: 7.8 m
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CODAG (combined diesel and gas)
2 propeller shafts, controllable-pitch propellers
2 MTU V20 diesel engines, 7.4 MW each
1 General Electric LM2500 gas turbine
Speed: ~30 knots
Range: 4,250 nmi (8,100 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 325
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 SMART-L long-range air and surface surveillance radar (D band)
  • NS100 3D Naval Air and Surface surveillance radar
  • Sirius IRST long-range infrared surveillance and tracking system
  • 1 MSP 500 electro-optical fire control system
  • 1 DSQS-24B bow sonar
Armament:

1 OTO-Melara 76 mm dual-purpose gun 2 Mauser MLG 27 27 mm autocannons 96 VLS cells 2 Goalkeeper CIWS 2 quadruple anti-ship missile launchers

2 triple torpedo launchers
Aircraft carried: 2 × Pék H-98 series helicopter
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar for one helicopter

The Admiral Reitz-class destroyer (D455) is a class of guided missile destroyers of the Volgarian Navy. The lead ship "Admiral-Reitz" was launched in 2012 and subsequently commissioned in 2014, followed by ships "Bhomern" in 2016 and "Breifel" in 2018 with destroyer "Weinsshafen" to be commissioned in early 2020. All six planned ships are planned to be in service with the Volgarian navy by no later than 2024.

History[edit]

The Admiral-Reitz class were a result of the D455 program launched by Volgarian government to create a class of multi-purpose guided missile destroyers the would be designed as a response to the larger destroyers being fielded by Stasnov and Vazandia as the largest ships in the Volgarian navy at the time were the Praatz-class air-defence frigates. D455 designs were required to have at least 90-VLS cells, a speed of 30 knots, capacity for two H-98 helicopters and to not exceed 10,000 tonnes, these requirements putting the new class of destroyers at roughly the same operational capability as the Granzerian Zsolt Pál-class destroyer which was used as a rough guideline. Heuser Marinewerke, which had designed the Praatz and Wielach-class of frigates, was chosen as the victor of the program and their design selected to become the Admiral Reitz-class of guided missile destroyers.

The new vessels would be the first step in the large-scale naval expansion program launched by the Volgarian Armed Forces.

Design[edit]

The Admiral Reitz is essentially an enlarged version of the Praatz-class frigate with three times the amount of VLS-cells on the ship as well as being equipped with the new NS100 radar system. The Admiral Reitz also incorporates additional anti-submarine and anti-ship technology in order to have the ships properly fulfill their roles of being general-purpose surface combatants, though the main role of the class is primarily anti-air warfare.

Ships of the class[edit]