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Cassard 2003

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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)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4230

Displacement full, t

4730

Length, m

129.0 pp 139.0 oa

Breadth, m

14.0

Draught, m

4.20 hull 6.50 propellers

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 SEMT-Pielstick 18PA6C V280 BTC diesels

Power, h. p.

42300

Max speed, kts

29.6

Fuel, t

diesel oil 600

Endurance, nm(kts)8000(17)
Armament

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)

Electronic equipment

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

Complement

225



Standard scale images


<i>Cassard </i>1990
Cassard 1990
<i>Cassard </i>2000
Cassard 2000


Graphics


<i>Cassard </i>2003
Cassard 2003
<i>Cassard </i>2007
Cassard 2007


Project history

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.

Modernizations

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

Naval service

No significant events.