French Navy takes delivery of first FREMM warship




The French Navy has officially taken delivery of the first of eleven new FREMM (frêgate multimission) frigates. The Aquitaine was received by the French Chief of Staff of the Navy, Adm. Bernard Rogel, on Friday after having successfully completed it sea trials, which began in April last year. During the trials the warship test launched a torpedo and is capable of a cruise speed of 27 knots. The frigate, which forms part of Europe’s largest naval programme, will carry a range of we...
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