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Aquitaine 2013 Many thanks to ChangZhi Wang for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Modification
Aquitaine D650 DCNS, Lorient 15.12.2007 29.4.2010 2.12.2015 in service (2019) FREMM ASM
Normandie D651 DCNS, Lorient 8.10.2009 18.10.2012 23.6.2015 // --- incomplete to Egypt 2.2015 (Tahya Misr) FREMM ASM
Provence D652 DCNS, Lorient 15.12.2010 18.9.2013 9.6.2016 in service (2019) FREMM ASM
Languedoc D653 DCNS, Lorient 30.11.2011 12.7.2014 16.3.2016 in service (2019) FREMM ASM
Auvergne D654 DCNS, Lorient 8/2012 2.9.2015 11.4.2017 in service (2019) FREMM ASM
Bretagne D655 DCNS, Lorient 2013 16.9.2016 18.7.2018 in service (2019) FREMM ASM
Normandie D656 DCNS, Lorient 2014 1.2.2018 2019 building (2019) FREMM ASM
Alsace D657 DCNS, Lorient 2016 2019 2021 building (2019) FREMM DA
Lorraine D658 DCNS, Lorient 2017 2020 2022 building (2019) FREMM DA


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4500

Displacement full, t

6040

Length, m

129.0 pp 142.2 oa

Breadth, m

18.0 wl 19.7 deck

Draught, m

7.50

No of shafts

2

Machinery

CODLOG: 1 General Electric-Avio LM2500+G4 gas turbine / 4 MTU 16V4000 M408B diesel-generators, 2 Jeumont electric motors

Power, h. p.

43520 / 6000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

diesel oil / gas turbine oil

Endurance, nm(kts)6000(15)
Armament

ASM: 2 x 8 Sylver A70 VLS (16 MDCN CruM), 2 x 4 MM40 Exocet Block III SSM (8 MM40), 2 x 8 Sylver A43 VLS (16 Aster-15 SAM), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact SR, 2 x 1 - 20/90 Narwhal-20B, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 2 - 324 B515/H/2 TT (19 MU90), 1 helicopter (NH90)

DA: 2 x 4 MM40 Exocet Block III SSM (8 MM40), 4 x 8 Sylver A50 VLS (16 Aster-30 SAM, 16 Aster-15 SAM), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact SR, 2 x 1 - 20/90 Narwhal-20B, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 2 - 324 B515/H/2 TT (19 MU90), 1 helicopter (NH90)

Electronic equipment

ASM: 2x Terma Scanter 2001, Herakles, NA-25XP radars, Artemis IR e/o detector, Najir e/o director, UMS-4110, CAPTAS UMS-4249 sonars, RESM, JASS, FIGN ECM suites, 2x NGDS decoy RL, 2x SLAT torpedo decoy launchers, SETIS CCS

DA: 2x Terma Scanter 2001, improved Herakles, NA-25XP radars, Artemis IR e/o detector, Najir e/o director, UMS-4110 sonar, RESM, JASS, FIGN ECM suites, 2x NGDS decoy RL, SETIS CCS

Complement

108



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<i>Aquitaine </i>2015
Aquitaine 2015


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<i>Aquitaine </i>2013 <i>Many thanks to ChangZhi Wang for additional information on this page.</i>
Aquitaine 2013 Many thanks to ChangZhi Wang for additional information on this page.


Project history

The FREMM (FRégates Européennes Multi-Mission) program, launched in October 2004, is intended to replace the Tourville- and Georges Leygues-class destroyers. Two versions are currently planned to be built on the same hull design, propulsion system, and combat data system: nine are planned for the ASW-oriented FASM (Frégate d'Action Anti-Sous-Marin) configuration, and the final two units are to be built in the so-called FREDA (FRégates de Défense Aériennes) air defense configuration as replacements for the canceled third and fourth units of the Forbin-class air-defense destroyers. A proposed land-attack cruise-missile version known as FAVT (Frégate d'Action Vers la Terre) was not funded. Each unit of the class is intended to serve for 30 years. Under an agreement from 2002, the design and construction of ships of this class are being conducted in cooperation with Italy. The first eight ships were ordered in November 2005 under the FY 03-08 program. The first eight units are able to launch MDCN land-attack missiles (from 2 8-cell SYLVER A70 VLS tubes) and Aster-15 SAMs for self-defense (from 2 8-cell SYLVER A43 VLS cells). The proposed FREDA air defense variant will not be fitted to launch the land attack missiles, but will instead carry 4 8-cell SYLVER A50 VLS tubes for both the long-range Aster-30 missile and the short-range Aster-15.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.

Many thanks to ChangZhi Wang for additional information on this page.