Sunday, February 13, 2011

NGPV TLDM / RMN Kedah Class PV

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For the future SGPV, the navy should consider more powerful propulsion.
Here is the currently NGPV or A-100 Meko class propulsion compare to A-200 class frigate.

Propulsion:Diesel Engines
A-100 - 2 x Caterpillar 3616 (5,450kW each)
A-200 - 2 x MTU 16V 1163 TB 93 (5,920kW each)

A-200 Gas Turbine1 x GE LM2500 (20,000kW) gas turbine engine on lips waterjet propulser

A-100 Electric Plant 4 x Caterpillar / AVK 3412 TA (500kVA each)Propellers 2 x controllable pitch propellers

The propulsion system for A200 class is based on a CODAG-WARP (Combined Diesel and Gas - Water Jet and Refined Propeller) configuration( below).

Two MTU 16V 1163 TB 93 diesel engines (5,920kW each) drive controllable pitch propellers and a single GE LM 2500 20,000kW gas turbine acts on a waterjet propulser system, give A200 the maximun speed of 27 knot.

Meanwhile for our A-100 class, the speed is + 22 knot.

p/s Frigate propulsion in a patrol vessel... why not? Since we are spending 6 billion tax money, our tax money. Using the concept of FWBNW
then equip her with all the all weapons that a frigate could carry.
To stay low profile called her SGPV.

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