Design

Proven, capable, adaptable.

A proven, in-service, baseline design

Arrowhead 140 is configurable to meet current and future requirements and is flexible in design and capability to meet a range of roles. It will leverage commercial best practice and build on derisking lessons from previous ship builds and hull forms already in service. Arrowhead 140 features the best of UK design and engineering.

Proven

Based on an, in-service, NATO standard Iver Huitfeldt baseline design, its wide beam and modularised build approach significantly reduces build time, as established in delivery to the Royal Danish Navy which has three of these platforms in service, plus a further two Absalon Class vessels, based on the same hull form. Utilising this platform design will minimise the non-recurring engineering costs associated with delivery and design risks are lowered as potential design challenges have already been resolved.

Capable

Arrowhead 140 provides excellent survivability, operability and capability with Naval customers able to achieve first class operational performance with exceptional value for money. Our platform offers significant stability and is able to operate in high sea states with excellent radar performance, assured aviation deck handling, dynamic and safe sea-boat capability and enhanced crew comfort for all-weather operations and high sea states.

Adaptable

Able to meet changing operational needs, ranging from anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare and anti-air warfare, Arrowhead 140 is built on proven and commercially available systems and equipment, enabling rapid and affordable capability upgrades.

Habitable

Crew comfort enables fighting efficiency.  Arrowhead 140 brings a significant edge to modern naval capability. It has been developed with the objective of assisting in improving the quality of crew performance and comfort by providing excellent working and living environments. For the user, habitability, maintainability and a focus on increased reliability will be a key benefit delivered by Arrowhead 140.

Maintainable

iFrigateTM technology is employed to help you counter any challenge by balancing the need to maximise availability and readiness with the goal of reducing through life support costs.
Arrowhead 140 is designed with a flexible future in mind, ensuring efficient in-service support. Customers benefit from our unparalleled Through Life Support (TLS) expertise which has been pulled through into the design to optimise supportability and maintainability.

Arrowhead 140 is capable of fulfilling and supporting maritime security requirements world-wide.