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    Bretagne in the water tomorrow :)
    5th Aquitaine
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    Glad to see it.

    The FREMMs are very capable ships and exactly what France needs.

    Having said that, I still feel that it is too bad (IMHO) that they didn't build at least four of the Forbin Horizon class DDGs though.
     
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    Confirmation HK won FN Is trying to Appeal
    FN Herstal might not win the market assault rifle of the French army
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    The market of the future assault rifle of the French army should be attributed to a German group, Heckler & Koch, at the expense of FN Herstal, wrote Tuesday French title Les Echos and La Tribune. FN Herstal does not confirm, but indicates that an action has been brought by it before the Administrative Judge of First Instance in France.
    Sophie Kip
    The company contributes Liege for two years in a tender of the French Ministry of Defence for the replacement of the FAMAS rifle, she recalls in a statement. According to Les Echos, the HK 416 of the German firm Heckler & Koch who would have won the market against its four competitors.

    "FN Herstal confirms that a discussion unrelated to the quality and performance of the product is underway with the French administration. An appeal was lodged by FN Herstal before the Administrative Judge of First Instance, by way of interim pre-contract , "said the FN, adding that the decision should be known" at the latest by early next week. "

    " Until this decision, the procedure is suspended and the contract is not awarded ," said the Liège company, owned by the Walloon Region.

    No French manufacturer was among the candidates to tender. According to Les Echos, FN Herstal was the preference of the French public group Nexter weapons, because he agreed to entrust part of the maintenance of the weapon at one of its workshops in France.

    According to Les Echos and La Tribune, the market is estimated at between 300 and 400 million. It includes the provision of 90,000 individual weapons.
    http://www.lameuse.be/1668572/artic...rter-le-marche-du-fusil-d-assaut-de-l-armee-f

    This makes HK rifles the more or less standard arm of the EU
     
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    Launched with export the 7th

    Aquitaine in service
    Provence in service
    Languedoc soon in service
    Auvergne begin sea trials soon in service for 2017
    Bretagne launched in service for 2018
    After the last " ASW " and later 2 new AAW variant.

    Each year one replace a George Leygues, Aquitaine Class is more capable mainly versatile with especialy new LACM, Aster 15 better than Crotale and also better sensors and new NH-90NFH for ASW.


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    DCNS Launched its 7th FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Future Bretagne, for the French Navy
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    http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4369
     
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    Egyptian Godwind 2500/Al Fateh to Lorient with French Auvergne
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    Bretagne launched
    FREMM Bretagne.jpg

    Malaysia also have 6 Godwind in order but customized same power but more big 3100 t, 111 vs 102 m long.

    3 Shipyards in France
    - Lorient DCNS build surface combattants up to about 8000 t full max, now Godwind corvettes 1500 or 2500 t full, FFGs Aquitaine 6000 t had build Forbin 7000 t and after normaly 5 new FFGs "FTI "midsize frigate 4500 t about.

    - Cherbourg DCNS build SSKs, SSBNs, SSNs, now Suffren Class 6 units.

    - And a more " civil " to Saint-Nazaire close Nantes build also famous Cruise ships have big dry dock for very big ships, LHD Mistral build there after normaly new replenishment ships and the futur CV,
    Charles de Gaulle build to Brest but now it's over in more had a dry dock more small for ships max about 265 m long.
     
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    Official
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    bro I would be interested in hearing more on this:
    France Nears Decision on Frigate Designs
    source: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/france-nears-decision-on-frigate-designs
     
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    so I'm searching:
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    :)
     
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    I have yet posted here since about a year you can look eventualy.

    Yes 5 but in fact for deployments better 6 ideal 7 or 1 FREMM in more but seems difficult, for have 16 or 17 MSC with 15 as planned possible eventually some missions cancelated for provide to others more importants, Navy deploy MSC in general in 4 areas so 15 is a bit short.

    Approx datas ofc nothing sure except do 4000 + t full displ.

    Make sense :
    A main gun minimum 76 mm, i hope 127 mm, would like a 380 mm but impossible LOL,
    1 helo NH-90NFH, two sonars possible better hull + towed

    Less sure
    Missiles load the more important ! btw 16 and 32 i prefer :) normaly Aster 15 can be VL Mica or maybe also new LACM ? but i don' t see Aster 30.
    MM-40 Bl 3 normaly 8 or possible a new normaly launched from a VLS the Perseus by ex interesting, to see.
     
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