ALTAIR (BI-03) class Weapon Systems // Ships // Auxiliary

Country of Origin: Mexico

The ALTAIR and ANTARES are the former ROBERT D. CONRAD-class oceanographic research vessels that were transferred from the U.S. to Mexico. PROPULSION: The ALTAIR class is fitted with a diesel-electric drive featuring two Caterpillar D-378 diesels mounted to generators along with a 620-hp gas turbine auxiliary generator. The auxiliary generator is used for low noise operations. Two 1,000-hp electric motors drive the single shaft.   


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