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Juan Carlos I Strategic Projection Vessel
BPE Buque de Proyeccin Estratgica

Project NUP (IT) BPC (FR) LL (ES)
Length PP 236,5 ms 199 ms 217 ms
Sleeve mx. 39 ms 32 ms 32 ms
Displacement p.c. 26,700 t 21,300 t 25,500 t
Ppal propulsion. Gas turbines Electrical ( pods ) Electrical ( pods )
Speed mx. 28 n 18.8 n 22 n
Autonomy 7.000 to 16 n - 9.000 to 15 n
Dowry 486 people 160 people 175 people

Length overall 230.8m
Length at water line 205.7m
Beam Moulded 32m
Beam Waterline 29.5m
Depth to flight deck 27.5m
Internal Arrangement The ship has four decks:
1 - Dock and garage for heavy cargo.
2 - Habitability deck.
3 - Hangar and light cargo garage.
4 - Flight deck with a portside sky-jump.
Full Load Displacement 27,075 tons / 27,082 tons
Full Load Displacement
Amphibious Operations
27,079 tons
Full Load Displacement
Air Operations
24,660 tons
Propulsion system Electric ship.
Propulsion machinery 1 Gas turbine + 2 Diesel generators.
Propellers 2 x POD @ 11.0 MW each. ABB. Siemens-Schottel.
Diesel generator IZAR MAN 32/40 16V 7,860kWm 720 rpm.
Turbo generator GE LM-2500 19,750 kW, 3,600 rpm.
Maximum Speed
Amphibious Operations
19.5
Maximum Speed
Air Operations
21 kt
Range at 15 kt: 9.000 NM
Armament
  • Four 20 mm. guns.
  • Four 12.7 mm. machine-guns.
  • future plans for an anti-missile close-in weapon system (ESSM or RAM type).
  • Aircraft
  • amphibious helicopter carrier
    30 medium or heavy helicopters

  • aircraft carrier
    10 to 12 medium helicopters
    10 to 12 Harriers


  • 12 aircraft in hangar
  • 6 on the flight deck

    some mix of:
    6 - AB212
    6 - SH-3D LAMPS III
    6 - NH 90
    ? - Tigre
    4-8 - CH-47 Chinook
    6-12 - AV-8B Harrier II Plus


    Future might include
    F-35B fighters
    MH-53 Sea Stallion
    V-22 Osprey
  • Crew of LHD "Juan Carlos I"
    Officers Petty-Officers Ratings Total
    Additional troops may embark setting up billet containers in the hangar.
    Crew 24 49 170 243
    Staff 45 32 26 103
    Landing Force 46 64 792 902
    Beach Naval Group 1 4 18 23
    Embarked Air Crew 41 60 71 172





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