Rége Julían class

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ARC Rége Julían in Porto Francisco Harbor, 2009
Class Overview
Builders: Arsenale Corric
Operators: Royal Antoran Armada
Class before: Rége Felípé class
Class after: Rége Arturo class and Régeñe Natalia Romero class
In commission: 1976–2022
Ships completed: 4
Ships active: 0
Retired: 4
General characteristics
Type: Guided missile frigate
Displacement: 3,250 metric tons
Length: 115 m
Beam: 13 m
Draft: 4.6 m
Installed power:

2 × 550KW GSEB K55 diesel generators

1 × 500KW Solaris 108B002 gas generator
Propulsion:

CODOG system

2 × Sistemos Armada Taurus 7kDG-12 12-cylinder diesel engines generating 7,000 hp (5,200 kW) and 2 × Sistemos Armada 36kGTG gas turbines producing 36,000 hp (27,000 kW)
Speed: 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km; 13,000 mi)
Endurance: 30 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 RHIB
Troops: 18 marines
Complement: 168 and can carry up to 186
Sensors and
processing systems:

SVA/G14 3D radar

SVA 10 surface-search radar

SVA/84-H Electronic Support Surveillance Equipment

SSCA 22 fire-control radar

SSCT 5-18 fire-control system

Luz Libertad TCS tactical combat electronics suite

1 x SSPP 10D sonar array
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

2 × Lima Alto Supra-SIGEN EWAR system <

2 x OJO onboard decoy launching systems (ODLS)
Armament:

Guns

1 × Arsenale Corric MK991 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun

2 × HerCan Víbora 30 mm autocannon

1 × Guacamayo TEA-04 close-in weapons system

6 × 12.7mm machine guns

Missiles

1 × 18-cell Modelo 5KF9x9 vertical missile launching system (Avia DBMO3 anti-ship missiles) or

(Avia ABRGO4 surface-to-air missiles) or

(Grullar STSSAM surface-to-surface missiles)
Armor: 2 cm
Aircraft carried: 1 × H-23/2 Uro multirole helicopter
Aviation facilities: Flight deck and Hangar
The Rége Julían class frigates are four warships of the Royal Antoran Armada built in Porto Armada as part of the Proyécto de Equipamíento Navál Interoperáble (Interoperable Naval Equipment Project). The first entered service in 1976, with the other three being commissioned throughout the late 70's. The fourth ship, Rége Juando, was laid up in 1989 due to a catastrophic power plant failure and budget cuts have left the ship in permanent reserve since. The three operating ships formed the guided-missile backbone of the Armada before their replacement by the Rége Arturo class destroyers and Catrás class corvettes.

The Royal Antoran Armada initially requested the Rége Julían class as command & control ships to head each squadron of the 1st Attack Fleet, using their extensive communications and tactical suites to coordinate the other Interoperable Project ships: Princesa Alandra class fast attack craft and Princesa Gloria class corvettes. Shifts in naval doctrine and delays and defects in the Princesa Gloria classes construction meant the intended role for the Rége Julían class would never be fulfilled. The ships were instead refitted to carry vertically-launched missile systems to take advantage of their computing power. The Rége Julíans were oftendeployed to escort Antoran shipping through Novaran waters. The ARC Rége Diego Erik served as the flagship of the 4th Squadron based at Porto Frederico.

The class was retired in 2022 following the construction of new ships to fill their role. All four have been laid up at the Porto Mañuel Reserve Yards to form an operational reserve in case of emergency.