Wednesday, April 12, 2017

France takes delivery of fourth FREMM frigate Auvergne

French shipbuilder DCNS delivered the Marine Nationale's fourth FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne on Apr. 11th, in Toulon. Auvergne is also the fourth anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant ship. The French Navy has a total of eight frigates in the class on order, six ASW and two anti-air warfare variants. The frigate was launched in September 2015 and started sea trials in September 2016. (Source: navaltoday.com, 12-Apr-2017)