Serco Canada’s Atlas 120 Frigate Receives Approval in Principle

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Serco Canada’s Atlas 120 Frigate Receives Approval in Principle​


Serco Canada Marine’s Atlas 120 Frigate design has been granted Approval in Principle (AIP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR).

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The Atlas 120 Light Frigate is a modern general purpose surface combatant that measures 120 metres in length. The ship can accommodate almost all standard NATO missile munitions and the Hangar and Flight Deck have been sized to accommodate all NATO medium lift naval helicopters. The ship has a broad range of passive and active self-defence systems to protect the ship from all directions. Additionally, the design can be easily modified to the owner’s preference in combat capability, including the addition of a passive phased array radar and a towed array sonar to augment ASW.

The vessel was evaluated in accordance with the requirements of LR’s Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Naval Ships and with the International Naval Safety Association (INSA) Naval Ship Code.

“Our extensive design experience and rigorous design process enables us to bring real value to our customers,” said Russell Peters, General Manager of Serco Canada Marine. “Our experience as designers also allows us to identify and address gaps in the market. The Atlas 120 Light Frigate design was born in response to the need for a mid-sized, general purpose surface combatant that could be tailored to suit use-case requirements that range from maritime security to warfighting.”

“We are delighted to have been selected by Serco to provide AIP for their new Atlas 120 Frigate”, said Kevin Humphreys, LR Americas Marine and Offshore President. He went on to say, “The application of LR’s Naval Ship Rules and INSA’s Naval Ship Code are industry benchmarks; receiving AIP to these standards provides all stakeholders with solid assurance that the ship design is fundamentally fit for purpose and safe. We look forward to the success of the Atlas 120 Frigate in filling niche operational roles that are becoming of increasing importance to navies around the world.”

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Another design to look out for, I wonder which tenders it will compete in going forward.

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Serco Canada’s Atlas 120 Frigate Receives Approval in Principle​


Serco Canada Marine’s Atlas 120 Frigate design has been granted Approval in Principle (AIP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR).

1633540324615dd8e4662ad.jpg


The Atlas 120 Light Frigate is a modern general purpose surface combatant that measures 120 metres in length. The ship can accommodate almost all standard NATO missile munitions and the Hangar and Flight Deck have been sized to accommodate all NATO medium lift naval helicopters. The ship has a broad range of passive and active self-defence systems to protect the ship from all directions. Additionally, the design can be easily modified to the owner’s preference in combat capability, including the addition of a passive phased array radar and a towed array sonar to augment ASW.

The vessel was evaluated in accordance with the requirements of LR’s Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Naval Ships and with the International Naval Safety Association (INSA) Naval Ship Code.

“Our extensive design experience and rigorous design process enables us to bring real value to our customers,” said Russell Peters, General Manager of Serco Canada Marine. “Our experience as designers also allows us to identify and address gaps in the market. The Atlas 120 Light Frigate design was born in response to the need for a mid-sized, general purpose surface combatant that could be tailored to suit use-case requirements that range from maritime security to warfighting.”

“We are delighted to have been selected by Serco to provide AIP for their new Atlas 120 Frigate”, said Kevin Humphreys, LR Americas Marine and Offshore President. He went on to say, “The application of LR’s Naval Ship Rules and INSA’s Naval Ship Code are industry benchmarks; receiving AIP to these standards provides all stakeholders with solid assurance that the ship design is fundamentally fit for purpose and safe. We look forward to the success of the Atlas 120 Frigate in filling niche operational roles that are becoming of increasing importance to navies around the world.”

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Another design to look out for, I wonder which tenders it will compete in going forward.

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Hi Nigiri. I'll have to admit, I didn't realize a Canadian shipbuilding company was even into building naval vessels. Probably a subsiduary of a British company (Babcock), correct? In any event they are probably looking to sell these "frigates" to over seas nations. As far as I know the Canadian government is not in negotiations at all with Serco Canada, but if they were, possibly a replacement for the Kingston class?
 

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Hi Nigiri. I'll have to admit, I didn't realize a Canadian shipbuilding company was even into building naval vessels. Probably a subsiduary of a British company (Babcock), correct? In any event they are probably looking to sell these "frigates" to over seas nations. As far as I know the Canadian government is not in negotiations at all with Serco Canada, but if they were, possibly a replacement for the Kingston class?

I think this is just the early design phase so far, looking into Serco's activities.

They have probably assembled a team of consultants and naval designers etc.

If they prove their mettle in subsequent phases, i.e get an order somewhere (and work out all the production side etc with the client)...that client might even just buy the design outright and own it from then on.

I guess it all depends, these are early days for any ship.
 
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