|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Cassard||D614||Arsenal de Lorient||3.9.1982||6.2.1985||29.7.1988||in service (2019)|
|Jean Bart||D615||Arsenal de Lorient||12.2.1986||19.3.1988||21.9.1991||in service (2019)|
|Displacement standard, t||
|Displacement full, t||
129.0 pp 139.0 oa
4.20 hull 6.50 propellers
|No of shafts||
4 SEMT-Pielstick 18PA6C V280 BTC diesels
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
diesel oil 600
2 x 4 MM40 Exocet SSM (8 MM40), 1 x 1 Standard SM-1MR SAM (40 RIM-66), 2 x 6 Sadral SAM (39 Mistral), 1 x 1 - 100/55 Mod. 1968 CADEM, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10 Mod. 23, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 - 533/550 KD-59E torpedo catapults (10 L5 Mod. 4), 1 helicopter (Lynx)
D614: 2x DRBN-34A, DRBV-15, DRBV-26A, 2x SPG-51C, DRBC-33A radars, DIBV-1A Vampir IR E/O suite, DIBC-1A Piranha III E/O director, DUBA-25A sonar, ARBR-17, ARBB-33 Salamandre, ARBG-1A Saigon ECM suites, 2x AMBL-1C Dagaie 2 decoy RL, 2x AMBL-2A Sagaie decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy; SENIT-6 CCS
D615: 2x DRBN-34A, DRBJ-11B, DRBV-26C, 2x SPG-51C, DRBC-33A radars, DIBV-1A Vampir IR E/O suite, DIBC-1A Piranha III E/O director, DUBA-24C sonar, ARBR-17, ARBB-33 Salamandre, ARBG-1A Saigon ECM suites, 2x AMBL-1C Dagaie 2 decoy RL, 2x AMBL-2A Sagaie decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy; SENIT-6 CCS
The destroyers of the C 70 AA type (re-designated FAA - frigates anti-aeriennes - in June 1988) were intended to replace the four T 47 AAW conversions. Four ships were to have been built, and the third (D616 Courbet) and fourth (unnamed D617) of the class were indeed authorised in 1983. However, the decision by the United States Navy to terminate production of the SM 1 Standard missile in favour of the more advanced SM 2 resulted in their cancellation in the late 1980s.
with the major electronic arrays required for the air defence role. Propulsive power is provided instead by four SEMT-Pielstick 18 PA fast diesels, which feature double supercharging. Flexible engine mountings have reduced the level of noise emissions as compared with traditional diesel installations.
1992, Cassard: - DRBV-15, DRBV-26A radars; + DRBJ-11B, DRBV-26C radars
2002, Cassard; 2003, Jean Bart: - DIBV-1A e/o suite, SENIT-6 CCS; + DIBV-2A e/o suite, SENIT-6/8 CCS; 60m bulges were fitted, displacement increased by 100t.
2005, both: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 20/90 F2
2010, Cassard; 2012, Jean Bart: - DIBV-2A e/o suite; + EOMS-NG e/o suite
2012, Jean Bart; 2014, Cassard: - DRBJ-11B radar; + Smart-S Mk 2 radar
No significant events.