French Frigate Passed Sea Trials

French Frigate Passed Sea Trials November 20, 2017

The fifth French anti-submarine warfare (ASW) FREMM frigate, Bretagne, has successfully completed its first sea trials in Lorient. The vessel’s propulsion and navigation systems were tested. The frigate’s construction began in October 2013 and she is scheduled to be delivered to the French Navy in mid-2018.

Three additional vessels, including Bretagne, are currently under different stages of assembly and construction at Naval Group Lorient shipyard. Additional trials focusing on various systems are scheduled to continue over the coming weeks.

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