The Naval News website, which specializes in military matters, reported that the French Navy recently received a new FREMM-class combat frigate.
The French Navy recently received the Lorraine Frigate, which is the eighth FREMM-class frigate being developed by the Naval Group for France.
“During the departure of this ship from the shipyard of the Naval Group and its transit through the Mediterranean Sea, the ship underwent a series of tests, the operation of the weapons systems in it was checked,” the publication added.
Work on the construction of this ship began in May 2019, and in 2020 it was launched for the first time, and in February 2022, sea trials began on it.
The site indicates that the largest European program for the construction of FREMM frigates began in 2002 and France and Italy participated in it. This type of ship was designed as a combat patrol ship capable of fighting various enemy targets, including land, sea and air targets. Capable of performing maritime surveillance and anti-piracy missions.
Each of the French FREMM ships is 142 meters long, 20 meters wide, and has a displacement of 6,000 tons. These ships can carry a crew of 133 people and travel at a speed of 27 knots. These ships are equipped with modern radars and anti-aircraft missiles, MM40 anti-ship missiles and 324 mm MU90 torpedo launchers.
Source: Weapons of Russia