Norwegian Navy Receives New Frigate

7 October 2009 (Last Updated October 7th, 2009 18:30)

The Royal Norwegian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth new state-of-the-art frigate, the KNM Helge Ingstad, from the Navantia shipyard in Spain. The frigate is armed with torpedoes and a 76mm cannon, depth charges for anti-submarine warfare, evolved Sea Sparrow anti-air missiles, and

The Royal Norwegian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth new state-of-the-art frigate, the KNM Helge Ingstad, from the Navantia shipyard in Spain.

The frigate is armed with torpedoes and a 76mm cannon, depth charges for anti-submarine warfare, evolved Sea Sparrow anti-air missiles, and the Norwegian anti-ship missile NSM.

The frigate also operates one NH90 helicopter and crew for on-board cooperation with the Norwegian Air Force.

The frigate will now undergo a six-week test before being commissioned by the Norwegian Navy.

The Fridtjof Nansen vessel was named after the Norwegian adventurer who proved Norwegians were the first to sail across the Atlantic to discover America.