19 aprilie 2019

France launches seventh FREMM frigate Alsace


zoom FREMM Alsace. Photo: Naval Group The French Navy’s seventh FREMM frigate was floated out Naval Group’s Lorient shipyard on April 18. In addition to being the seventh unit in the class, FREMM Alsace is also the first of two air-defense variants that will be delivered to the navy under the program. Alsace was launched thirteen months after the start of assembly and is scheduled to be delivered in 2021 after further outfitting and sea trials. As explained by the French defense procurement [...]