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Eighth FREMM frigate floated

02 February 2018

The eighth FREMM multimission frigate, the Normandie, was floated in Naval Group’s building dock in Lorient on 1 February. (Naval Group)The eighth FREMM multimission frigate, the Normandie, was floated in Naval Group’s building dock in Lorient on 1 February. (Naval Group)The eighth FREMM multimission frigate, the Normandie, was floated in Naval Group’s building dock in Lorient on 1 February, the French shipbuilder announced in a press release the same day.

Naval Group said it was on schedule to deliver six FREMMs ordered by the Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) on behalf of the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French defence procurement agency, to the French Navy before the end of 2019.

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