CONTENT PREVIEW
Sea Platforms

DCNS to launch third French FREMM

05 September 2013
DCNS unveiled the extended range concept for FREMM in September 2012. Source: DCNS

French naval shipbuilding, systems, and services group DCNS is scheduled to launch the French Navy's third FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multimission) Aquitaine-class frigate at the DCNS Lorient shipyard on 18 September 2013.

The third of a planned total of 11 FREMM frigates on order for the Marine Nationale, Provence , will undergo further outfitting and commence trials before being delivered to French procurement agency Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) in 2015, prior to entering service.

Provence follows Normandie (launched in October 2012 and expected to be delivered in early 2014) and first-of-class Aquitaine (in service, with initial operational capability anticipated in 2014).



(101 of 532 words)
By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and our Terms of Use of this site.

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • Bay class

    Fleetlist Comment: Built by Austal Ships and delivered to the Australian Customs Service 1999-2000. Both craft transferred to the Sri Lanka Navy in 2014. The vessels are capable of carrying two RHIBs.

  • Bung Tomo class

    Fleetlist Programmes: Yarrow Shipbuilders (now BAE Systems Marine) selected in August 1995 for the construction of three frigates for the Royal Brunei Navy. The final contract was signed 14 January 1998. All three ships were completed in 2004 but, following a contractual dispute, the vessels were

  • CASA CN-235 D/K MPA.

    Operational speed: 240 kt (445 km/h). Service ceiling: 26,600 ft (8,110 m). Range: 669 n miles (1,240 km). Role/Weapon systems: Initial batch of two delivered in 2001 and a further four in 2002. First flight with mission systems took place on 18 June 2007. The programme was completed on 28

  • Huangpu class

    Fleetlist Comment: Delivered from China on 20 April 2002.

  • Klewang class

    Fleetlist Comment: The contract for the construction of four trimaran patrol craft was signed with PT Lundin (North Sea Boats, Sweden) in 2009. It is understood that the contract followed a 24-month research, design and development collaboration with New Zealand naval architects, LOMOcean Design

ADVERTISEMENT

Industry Links

IHS Jane's is not responsible for the content within or linking from Industry Links pages.
ADVERTISEMENT