SPS Canarias (F86)
, is the last of the six Spanish-built s, based on the American design, of the Spanish Navy
Laid down on April 15, 1992, and launched on June 21, 1993, Canarias
was commissioned in service in 1995.
The ship features a series of improvements to her previous sisters, with a new Meroka mod 2B CIWS
, and upgraded fire control systems
with Mk.92 mod6 CORT (Coherent Receiver Transmitter) and SPS-495
radar instead of previous (v)4.
All of these Spanish frigates have the length of the later Oliver Hazard Perry
frigates, and have a wider beam than the US Navy design, and therefore able to carry more top weight. Fin stabilizers are fitted.
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