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Lorient. First sea trials of the Auvergne frigate

On Monday, the multi-mission frigate, fourth in the series for the Navy, made its first exit to the sea.

A few days after the last wave of the FREMM England on 16 September the frigate Auvergne performed on Monday its first sea trials off the coast lorientaises.La Auvergne frigate is the fourth in the series commissioned by the OCCARi benefit the Directorate General of armaments (DGA) for the Navy. The main objective of this first exit to the sea, is to test the performance of the propulsion and ship's navigation system. The teams DCNS and its partners have also completed the integration of sensors and weapons combat system. The ship will be testing in six weeks against eight to nine before.

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Retrofit floating gas stations Navy

The three buildings command and refueling (BCR) navy were modernized to continue to ensure their supply mission to the sea to the middle of the next decade, when they will be replaced by FLOTLOG (logistics fleet). This mission can give endurance to an isolated ship or an entire fleet, as is the case for Arromanches Mission currently in the eastern Mediterranean.

Somme - whose home port is in Brest - is the first of three BCR to have benefited from the digitization of tensioning cables that support hoses transferring liquids either the combustion of diesel ships (F76) or the aviation fuel for helicopters frigates and aircraft from the aircraft carrier. Scanning, provided by a Canadian origin system provided by Hepburn, saves the effort on flexible refueling, but also simplify training, as before, each of the flexible required special training. Between addition, digitization allows for e-training, without having to put in operation the hoses.

The second is the converted ship Var, currently technical stop (August 2016-February 2017) to Toulon, and the last will be the Marne (from July 2017), deployed in the deployment Arromanches.

This change should be the last before the active service of withdrawal (RSA). One of the Somme, which entered service in 1990, is expected in 2025. The series included five ships behind: the Meuse was withdrawn from service in the summer of 2015, and the Durance had been sold to the Argentines.

The operational maintenance (MCO) is provided by CNN-MCO, also in charge of monitoring frigates (FS), hydrographic vessels, and two Guyanese light patrol.

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since in the DefenseNews article quoted above I saw "several designs will be presented to the minister", I contacted you :)
We going for a 76 mm but eventualy could be armed with a 127 mm, possible a model presented to Euronaval for few weeks.
 

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Order/deliveries for 2017 :

- 1 Barracuda the 5th on 6, 45 Mirage 2000D modernisation, 319 Griffon APC, 20 Jaguar Combat Recc vehicule,12,000 HK-416 rifles and for 80 mill € of ammos for airrafts especialy for M-E, LGB, AASM etc...

- 1 FREMM, 1 Rafale no new Navy F1 mod in F3 variant*, 6 Tigre, 9 NH-90TTH/NFH, 3 A-400M, 1 C-130J, 372 bombs AASM, 12 Exocet Block 2 mod in Bl 3, 25 Aster 15 or 30 for Navy or maybe Army, 5340 HK-416.

Budget 32.4 Bill €, 2016 31.8 + 600 millions whose 17.3 bill for equipments, + 400 personnals.
 
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But things going nicely for futur FTI, i think Jura really you get bored with Type 31 ( i hope finaly not a OPV LOL ) and you come for look the French stuff o_O

I am enough aware without to be " cavalier " :) with very good French observers well informed and magazines for these ships.

So normaly a model of FTI presented during Euronaval

FTI Mid-Size Frigates: Latest Rumors Until the Design is Revealed at Euronaval
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New AESA radar Sea Fire normaly is planned for replace Arabel used by Aquitaine ASW on new variant AAW for get a true Aegis Like ship seems on the way and a good news.
Or one other solution an Arabel more powerful but for me don' t want Sea Fire with 4 AESA radars etc..

Also these FFG for me don't need LACM with the more big VLS Sylver A 70 only which can host this missile the more long again more than an Aster 30.
Sylver A 50 get sufficient with Aster 15/30 or also A 43 for Aster 15

More small VLS surely less expensive and sufficient for this class, main things have a big number of missiles qty ideal 32 cell's.
 

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Naval Today said:
French shipbuilder DCNS has informed that the fourth French Navy FREMM frigate, FS Auvergne, started sea trials on September 26.

Auvergne left the shipyard just days after DCNS
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of overall eight frigates the French Navy is to acquire.

In its first out at sea, the new frigate will spend six weeks underway instead of eight to nine weeks of trials the previous ships in the class had to undergo. The shipbuilder attributes this improvement to the streamlining of processes.

DCNS currently has two frigates and one Gowind corvette under construction and at different completion stages at its Lorient shipyard. FREMM Bretagne was floated September 16 while Normandie is ready for assembly.

According to DCNS, the 142-meter ships are equipped with the Herakles multifunction radar, the naval cruise missile (MdCN) and the Aster and Exocet MM 40 missiles or the MU 90 torpedoes. They can reach maximum speeds of 27 knots and have a range of 6,000 miles at a speed of 15 knots. The ships can be operated by a crew of 108, with the helicopter detachment included.
 

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Glad to see the 4th French FREMM going on trials right after the 5th was launched.

French yards are pushing these excellent frigates out to sea and that is a good thing.

So far, the French have launched:

5 for the French Navy
1 for the Moroccan Nay
1 for the Egyptian Navy

That's seven all together.

The Italians have launched:

6 for the Italian Navy

That's an overall total of thirteen of these frigates launched since the first hit the water in April of 2010.

Three more left for France and four more left for Italy, which will mean 20 all together, unless other nations order more, which is a possibility.
 

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