DCNS floated the FREMM multi-mission frigate Languedoc in Lorient, France ordered by OCCAri on behalf of the French Directorate General and the French Navy on12 July 2014.
“Over the coming months, the Group’s teams alongside the teams of its subcontractors will pursue the assembly and integration of the different systems on the FREMM Languedoc” explains Anne Bianchi, Director of the FREMM Program at DCNS.
“The next major step will be the installation of the mast structures with the vessel’s main sensors (radars, antennas, cameras, radar jammers). They will then be integrated into the latest-generation SETIS combat management system, developed by the Group.”
DCNS started the construction of the FREMM Languedoc, in September 2011. This new-generation frigate will be operated by a crew half the number required for frigates of the earlier generation. The FREMM is capable of executing anti-aircraft as well as anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare missions.
The first multi-mission FREMM frigate, the Aquitaine, built for the French Navy, was accepted by OCCAr on 23 November 2012. The second FREMM frigate, the Normandie, will be delivered at the end of 2014.
The FREMM program represents twelve units, with eleven for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy. DCNS is currently building five other multi-mission frigates in Lorient, all at different stages of advancement. Two other FREMMs are currently under construction.
The FREMM Normandie multi-mission frigate, second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (Direction Générale de lArmement) and the French Navy, left the DCNS site in Lorient on 14 May on its way to the DCNS site in Toulon. Over the next few weeks, DCNS will perform a new series of sea trials to test the performance of the FREMMs combat system before delivery to the French Navy at the end of 2014, the company said in a statement
The FREMM Normandie returned to port on Saturday 8 March on the DCNS site in Lorient, at the end of its third series of sea trials, according to a DCNS statement. This frigate is the second of the series ordered by the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) for the French Navy
DCNS recently delivered a multimission frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, Mohammed VI, to the Royal Moroccan Navy. At present, DCNS is under contract to build 11 FREMM ships for the French Navy and one for the Moroccan Navy
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The Italian Navy has received the second Frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) vessel, Virginio Fasan, during a ceremony held at Fincantieri shipyard, Italy. The delivery of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configured Virginio Fasan vessel is part of a contract awarded to Orizzonte Sistemi Navali to build ten vessels for the Italian Navy to replace the ageing Fincantieri-built Lupo and Maestrale-class ships by 2021
DCNS yesterday floated out the third FREMM frigate Provence from the Lorient Shipyard with two other frigates at different stages of assembly and construction. The French FREMM programme calls for 12 ships – 11 for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy
DCNS today announced that it has handed over the FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Missions) frigate Tahya Misr to the Egyptian Navy. The handing ceremony took place in presence of General Sedki Sobhy, the Ministry of Defense of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Ministry of Defense, Admiral Osama Rabie, Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Navy, Admiral Bernard Rogel, French Chief of Navy and Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS
The French ministry of defense announced today that the frigate Aquitaine has successfully fired its first naval cruise missile on May 19. Aquitaine is the first unit in the multi-mission frigate program (FREMM)
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