A 21st Century warship that will undertake the Royal Navy’s three core roles – warfighting, maritime security and international engagement.
City Class frigate
7,000 nautical miles
Global combat ships
About the crew
At the forefront of stealth and combat
Silent & efficient
Intended mainly for anti-submarine warfare, the City Class ships will feature acoustically quiet hulls to reduce underwater noise from the two electric motors, four high-speed diesel generators and a gas turbine direct drive.
A towed sonar array is designed for effective anti-submarine warfare and includes active and passive detection plus torpedo warning.
Ready for every eventuality
The City Class frigates will boast significant air defence and surface warfare capabilities. These consist of 12 vertical launch system (VLS) cells for the Sea Ceptor surface to air missile (and another 24 multi-purpose MK 41 VLS cells).
Each cell can house four Sea Ceptors, giving each ship a total of 48 missiles, and the MK 41 VLS provides flexibility to utilise a further choice of missiles to counter threats as they emerge.