Frigate weapons alignment[Johannesburg, 7 January 2022] -
Part of SA Navy (SAN) frigate maintenance is weapons alignment with a scheduled session recently successfully completed by the weapons section of the Armscor dockyard on SAS Spioenkop (F147).
Spioenkop is the third Valour Class frigate which, along with the Type 209 Heroine Class submarines, makes up the blue water capability of the maritime service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF). All seven hulls - four frigates and three submarines - were acquired as part of the 1998 Strategic Defence Procurement Package (SDPP) four years after South Africa's first democratic election.
The Armscor newsletter has it "the purpose of weapons alignment is to ensure ammunitions are delivered to the target with the greatest degree of accuracy... [Full Story...]