Naval Group completes sixth FREMM frigate for France

Naval Group has finished construction of Normandie, the sixth FREMM frigate ordered for the French Navy.

The vessel has an LOA of 142 metres, a beam of 20 metres, a displacement of 6,000 tonnes, a speed of 27 knots, a crew of 123 including 14 helicopter detachment personnel, and an endurance of 45 days. Armament will include cruise missiles, Aster surface-to-air missiles, Exocet anti-ship missiles, and torpedoes.

Delivery and commissioning of Normandie are scheduled for later this year.

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