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    according to NavalToday French shipbuilder opens Colombia office in bid for new frigate contract
    source: http://navaltoday.com/2017/03/10/fr...ombia-office-in-bid-for-new-frigate-contract/
     
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    now I read France likely to launch $4B frigate program before presidential election
    source is DefenseNews http://www.defensenews.com/articles...-frigate-program-before-presidential-election
     
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    Aquitaine 3D !
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    Forbin, Aquitaine, Mistral classes
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    ATM = RCOH, initialy reactor had a life of 6 years

    The SNA Amethyst completes its last major technical stop


    Entered in dry dock in October 2015 in Toulon, the nuclear submarine attack Amethyst was taken out of basin on 9 March. DCNS, which led the major technical stop of this building, passed the hand to his crew, under whose responsibility will now be carried out the tests at the dock then in the roads before continuing off Toulon. This will be followed by an intense phase of training at the end of which the Amethyst will once again be deployed

    What to keep 10 years
    The building, which was commissioned in 1992, is the fifth of the six units of the Rubis type. In fact, it is the final major technical stop, a period of major maintenance coupled with the reloading of the nuclear core. The Amethyst has therefore recovered a decade of potential for its boiler room and its main equipments, enough to keep it until the delivery of Casabianca, the fifth and penultimate new-generation SNA of the Barracuda type, which must integrate the French Navy into 2027. Meanwhile, the Amethyst, like its sisterships, will benefit from regular maintenance periods, that is to say a stop of 5 weeks every 4 months and one of 5 months every three years and a half (40 months).

    A colossal building site
    As with every major technical stop, the Amethyst ATM represented a considerable project for DCNS and its subcontractors. Having required 18 months of preparation and 1.2 million hours of work, it has mobilized a thousand people. No less than 12,000 equipments have been dismantled and disembarked for their great visit, some 300,000 pieces being changed. 25,000 maintenance tasks were carried out by the DCNS teams, ranging from hull and structure control to the general overhaul of all the equipment and facilities fitted to the submarine. 700 pipes and other components subjected to immersion pressure were inspected during the technical shutdown. One of the main objectives of ATMs is also the replacement of the fuel elements of the nuclear reactor, which provides the energy needed to operate the building. The latter has also benefited from various modernizations, ie 200 interventions in total, so as with each major maintenance period to allow a compliance with the latest standards in force, improve safety, increase the potential, endurance and Plant performance, and operational capabilities.

    A last ATM with the Pearl
    There is now only one SNA of the type Rubis to have to pass ATM. It is Pearl (1993), which is expected to complete its last major technical stop in 2019 and is to be replaced in 2029 by the sixth Barracuda, which will take the name Rubis.
    The first four submarines of this type, Suffren, Duguay-Trouin, Tourville and De Grasse, which are to be received by the navy between 2019 and 2025, will succeed to the Rubis (1983), Saphir (1984), Casabianca (1987) and Emerald (1988).

    http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/le-sna-amethyste-acheve-son-dernier-arret-technique-majeur
     
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    Mirage 2000D
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    BPC Mistral and La Fayette-class frigate Courbet
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    French Transport fleet C-130H, CN-235, C-160, A-400M
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    La Fayette in the Bosphorus
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    according to DefenseNews French Navy's intermediate frigates cleared for development http://www.defensenews.com/articles/french-navys-intermediate-frigates-cleared-for-development
     
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