Singapore’s formidable frigates can foray far from home

Singapore is a small nation, just half the size of the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands, but home to more than five million people. The nation’s navy is as good as any in the region, and its six modern Formidable-class frigates are made for much more than homeland defense. Based on the French La Fayette class designed by DCNS, the RSS Formidable, first of the six multi-mission combatants for Singapore, was built at the DCNS yard at Lorient. The subsequent five ships were built by...
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