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French Navy Provence FREMM Frigate


French Navy Provence FREMM Frigate

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French Navy Provence FREMM Frigate
The FREMM (French: Frégate européenne multi-mission or Italian: Fregata europea multi-missione) is a class of multi-purpose frigates designed by DCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for the navies of France and Italy. The lead ship of the class, Aquitaine, was commissioned in November 2012 by the French Navy. In France the class is known as the Aquitaine class, while in Italy they are known as the Bergamini class. The French Navy Provence FREMM frigate represents the second vessel in the series ordered by Organisation for Joint Armament (OCCAR) on behalf of the French armament procurement agency, DGA. The 140m-long and 20m-wide frigates have a displacement of 6,000t and are capable of accommodating 108 officers and crew. These FREMMs are capable of carrying naval cruise missiles, Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles, Aster anti-aircraft missiles, and MU90 anti-submarine torpedoes. In addition, these vessels will have a capacity to accommodate a Caiman marine helicopter, as well as Special Forces and their equipment.

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