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Kronos-Class Guided Missile Destroyer [MT: ZDI]

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Kronos-Class Guided Missile Destroyer [MT: ZDI]

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Z.M.I. Kronos-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
Capable of Naval Superiority. The True King upon the Surface.

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UNIT COST: $1,520,000,000 (Integrated Electric Propulsion), $1,670,000,000 (Permanent-Magnetic Motor)
DPR: $56,000,000,000

The Zeus Maritime Industries Kronos-Class Guided Missile Destroyer is an all-electric guided missile destroyer aimed for service to challenge ships armed with the Aegis Combat System or those on par with it, such as the Arleigh-Burke Class and the Type 052D. Named after Kronos, the King of the Titans in Greek mythology, they were designed to become a capable ship of fulfilling every role a navy required: anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and even strategic strike roles, which were fulfilled by cruise missiles.

Its design, hull and combat systems later became the fundamentals of the larger, more capable Hegemony-Class Guided Missile Destroyer: in fact, the Hegemony-Class is a larger re-design of the Kronos-Class, in order to answer to both present and future naval threats and continue GEIN naval superiority. Though smaller than the Hegemony-Class, the Kronos-Class remains a potent destroyer that can give a navy power to lead the seas.

Characteristics

Design

The Kronos-Class is 160.1 meters in length, with a beam of 20.7 m and a draught of 8.7 m. Though smaller than the Hegemony-Class, the Kronos-Class is a very potent replacement to the previous Assassin-Class it was to replace - it features much greater combat capabilities, though with a much smaller radar/IR signature. The design of the Kronos-Class brings new levels of radar signature reduction to any navy - deck equipment and life rafts are concealed behind the ship's superstructure panels, while the integrated mast brings together all sensors with a much smaller radar signature: this, reducing things that can reflect radar signals, significantly cuts down the radar cross-section of the Kronos-Class. Though this is unconfirmed, media sources claim that the radar cross-section of the Kronos-Class is comparable to that of a small fishing boat.

Furthermore, in order to answer to changing conditions, the Kronos-Class has built gender-neutral living spaces to accommodate both male and female crew members; communal shower and heads facilities were replaced with individual facilities, and six-person berths for junior ratings have been made more flexible to accommodate both male and female crew members. Of course, as on every navy, men and women sailors will continue to sleep in separate spaces.

Armament

As its naval gun, the Kronos-Class is armed with a single Otobreda 127/64 mm naval gun. Capable of rapid fire, the Otobreda 127/64 mm gun gives the Kronos-Class an advantage in naval gun combat, where fire rate can mean the difference between death and victory. In addition, its point defense systems include a single Palma CIWS (can be replaced with Goalkeeper CIWS or other available CIWS) and a 21-cell RIM-116 RAM launcher (can be replaced with 24-cell VL MICA), as well as four 25 mm defensive autocannons and numerous 12.7 mm machine guns that can be used in defense if needed. Furthermore, the Kronos-Class features a total of 108 VLS cells - in standard configurations, 72 of them are devoted for anti-air missiles of various ranges (generally long and medium range), while the remaining 36 can be filled with cruise missiles, anti-submarine missiles and the like. To bolster its anti-ship capabilities, the Kronos-Class features 16 of the RGM-501 'Thor' cruise missiles, which has its own VLS cells.

Propulsion

The propulsion of the Kronos-Class comes in two alternate methods: one is an ingenious integrated electric propulsion (IEP) system similar to that of the British Type 45 destroyer, while the other is an all-electric propulsion utilizing a permanent-magnet motor (PMM) within the hull for electric generation. Integrated electric propulsion, used in Flights I and II, use AC instead of DC, enabling high quality in voltage and frequency. The integrated electric propulsion system is powered by two Poseidon-L Gas Turbines and diesel generators, which, along with motors, provide a total supply of 100 MW. The large electric supply enables the ship to power its weapons and systems.

The second method, which uses a permanent magnet motor (PMM) is designed for use in Flight III vessels, though Flight III vessels may also use the integrated electric propulsion explained above. The PMM is said to be another significant advance in technology, though its price is increased significantly. To make the propulsion of the Kronos-Class possible, ZeusTech has made one of the largest permanent-magnet motors in the world and integrated the motors into the hull.

Sensors & Electronics

Operational History

Variants (Flights)

  • Flight I: The first, initial eighteen ships in GEIN service that were introduced in 1990.
  • Flight II: Significant changes from Flight I - most features used in the Flight III ships today are seen, except for the integrated mast and VL MICA capability.
  • Flight III: The ships currently in production. Features integrated mast, VL MICA capability upgrades from Flight II.

Specifications

General Characteristics
  • Type: Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG)
  • Displacement: 9,600 tons
  • Length: 160.1 m
  • Beam: 20.7 m
  • Draught: 8.7 m
  • Propulsion: 2 x Poseidon-L Gas Turbines and diesel generators (IEP), 2 x ZeusTech PMM-1 Permanent Magnetic Motors (PMM)
  • Speed: In excess of 30 knots (56 km/h)
  • Range: 12,091 km at 18 knots
  • Compliment: 218 (Flight I), 165 (Flight II & III)
Armament and Aircraft
  • 1 x Otobreda 127/64 mm rapid gun
  • 108 x VLS cells (72x Anti Air, 36 x Strike)
  • 16 x RGM-501 'Thor' Cruise Missiles
  • 1 x RIM-116 RAM launcher (21 missiles) or 20 x VL MICA and comparable missiles
  • 1 x ZDI 'Assassin' CIWS (2 x 30 mm guns and 16 x missiles)
  • 4 x 25 mm Autocannons
  • 4 x 12.7 mm RCWS
Electronics, Sensors and Countermeasures
  • 4-panel AESA multifunction radar
  • L-band /UHF-band surveillance radar
  • Bow-mounted medium frequency active/passive sonar
  • Variable depth sonar and towed array sonar
  • Joint Integrated Data Link (JIDL), primary datalink on ZDI products
  • Surface Ship Torpedo Defense

Current Operators

Primary Operators
  • The Greater Eastern Imperium
    • The Greater Eastern Imperium Navy: 18 x Flight I's, 36 x Flight II's, 24 x Flight III's and at least 18 more planned. All Flight I ships upgraded to Flight III standards, excluding propulsion.
  • UCON-JCF: 12 x Flight II's since 2002.
International Operators
  • Tracian Empire: 24 x Flight II, 24 x Flight III in service, 5 more Flight III planned.
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