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Moroccan FREMM completes new trials

10 July 2013

French naval shipbuilding, systems, and services group DCNS has completed a third set of contractor sea trials on board the Royal Moroccan Navy's Frégate Européen Multi-Mission (FREMM) frigate Mohammed VI .

Mohammed VI has completed a series of combat system and sensor trials off France's Brittany coast. (DCNS)Mohammed VI has completed a series of combat system and sensor trials off France's Brittany coast. (DCNS)

In a statement issued on 10 July, the company said that the latest trials - specifically focused on the ship's combat system - had concluded in June.

Ordered by Morocco in 2007, Mohammed VI is due to be delivered later this year. Displacing approximately 6,000 tonnes, the ship is equipped with an Oto Melara 76/62 Super Rapid gun, MBDA Aster 15 point defence missiles and MBDA MM40 Block 3 Exocet surface-to-surface missiles, and Eurotorp MU90 Impact lightweight torpedoes.

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