France Completes FREMM Frigates Order

December 2009
Military Technology;2009, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p91
The article reports on the order of the European Organisation for Joint Cooperation in Armaments (OCCAR) acting in behalf of French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to award the DCNS for three FREMM-type frigates for the French Navy. The latest order brings to eleven the number of FREMM frigates, the first eight having been ordered in November 2005. The first ship is due to delivery in 2012 and the production of DCNS will push through until 2022 at ten-month interval.


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