I don't think we had such a thread yet so there it goes.
In recent weeks, DCNS teams continued tests of Aquitaine (FREMM) Frigate's combat system. Among the operations, DCNS engineers have completed the loading of naval cruise missiles model (MBDA's Scalp Naval). Ultimately, the implementation of these missiles will give the FREMM class unprecedented ability for a European frigate to neutralize a target located several hundred kilometers in land.
The loading of these dummy missiles was conducted at the request of the French Procurement Agency (DGA) by DCNS teams, in conjunction with MBDA, the supplier of ammunition and testing facilities. These tests were conducted to confirm that teams could safely load Aster SAM missiles and Scalp Naval cruise missiles onboard the FREMM class Frigates.
"The success of these operations is an illustration of the general smooth running of the Aquitaine Frigate tests," says Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, FREMM program director at DCNS. "Thanks to the commitment of DCNS employees, the FREMM vessels are a reference, with the most advanced systems available."