DCNS Launched its 7th FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Future Bretagne, for the French Navy

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Naval Industry News - France
 
 
 
DCNS Launched its 7th FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Future Bretagne, for the French Navy
 
On 16 September 2016, DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Bretagne (Brittany) in Lorient, France. The achievement of this industrial milestone marks an important step in the construction of the vessel. It once again underlines the dynamism of DCNS and its capacity to deliver six FREMM frigates to the French Navy (Marine Nationale) before mid-2019, in accordance with the Military Planing Law 2014-2019.
     
On 16 September 2016, DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Bretagne in Lorient, France. The achievement of this industrial milestone marks an important step in the construction of the vessel. It once again underlines the dynamism of DCNS and its capacity to deliver six FREMM frigates to the French Navy before mid-2019, in accordance with the Military Programming Law 2014-2019.
The future French Navy FREMM Bretagne (Aquitaine class) launched by DCNS in Lorient
     
DCNS has now floated the FREMM Bretagne on its Lorient site, the seventh frigate in the programme and fifth in the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for the French Navy.

This floating, six months after the delivery of the FREMM Languedoc on 16 March 2016, demonstrates DCNS’s capacity to carry out efficient series production, ensuring that it can deliver six frigates to the French Navy before mid-2019.

The FREMM programme is advancing rapidly. Five FREMM frigates were already delivered between 2012 and 2015: three for the French Navy and two for international clients, the Royal Moroccan Navy and the Egyptian Navy.

Three FREMM frigates and one Gowind® corvette are currently under construction and at different completion stages at the DCNS site of Lorient:
» FREMM Auvergne, which will start sea trials at the end of September 2016.
» FREMM Bretagne, floated today.
» FREMM Normandie, for which assembling is about to start.
» The first Gowind® corvette, which will be floated on 17 September 2016.

For DCNS, the completion of the FREMM programme will represent the construction of ten frigates, eight of them for the French Navy. In addition to the six frigates to be delivered by 2019, there will be two further frigates with strengthened anti-air capacities which will be delivered before end 2022.


Link to FREMM Frigate (Aquitaine class) technical datasheet
 

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