Italian missile destroyer entered the Black Sea
This morning, the Italian missile destroyer D560 Durand de la Penn entered the Black Sea through the Bosphorus Strait.
At present, the Durand de la Penne "closes" a short period when there were no large warships of the non-Black Sea NATO countries in the Black Sea - since July 27.
"Durand de la Penne" entered service in the Italian Navy in 1993. It has a total displacement of 5400 tons, a length of 147 meters, and can reach speeds of up to 31 knots. With a relatively small size, the ship is literally "stuffed" with missile and artillery systems, an anti-submarine missile-torpedo system, and torpedo tubes.
The weapons are based on the Otomat anti-ship cruise missiles, capable of reaching speeds of up to 1100 km / h with an acceleration of 6g and hitting targets at a distance of up to 200 km. There are two complexes of anti-aircraft missiles - 1 × 8 PU Mk 29 SAM "Sea Sparrow" / "Aspide" with 16 RIM-7 missiles with a range of 30 or 35 km and 1 × 1 PU Mk 13 SM-1MR missiles with 40 RIM-67 SM missiles -1 or SM-1ER with a range of 46 or 74 km.
The artillery is represented by one 127/54 mm installation Otobreda 127/54 Compatto, which allows firing guided Vulcano projectiles at a distance of 70-100 km, as well as three 76-mm / 62 OTO Melara. Anti-submarine weapons - 4 launchers of Milas missile-torpedoes and two built-in 324-mm torpedo tubes. There are also two helicopters - with a take-off area and a hangar.