DCNS announced that he French Navy (Marine Nationale)’s FREMM
multi-mission frigate Auvergne set sail from the Lorient naval shipyard
to begin sea trials on September 26th. The FREMM Auvergne is the sixth
frigate in the programme and fourth of the series ordered by OCCAr on
behalf of the DGA (the French defence procurement agency) for the French
The 25th International Naval Defence & Maritime Exhibition &
Conference, EURONAVAL 2016, will be held from 17 to 21 October 2016
at the Paris Le Bourget exhibition center in France. Follow the 2016
event with Navy Recognition on site show coverage.
Link to Euronaval 2016 Online Show Daily Coverage
On September 17 2016, DCNS launched the very first GOWIND 2500 corvette
for the Egyptian Navy. The float out took place at the Lorient naval
shipyard one day after the launch of FREMM Bretagne for the French Navy.
First steel cut of the Egyptian Navy corvette took place on April 16
2015. The delivery of the vessel is set for 2017 (less than four years
after the signature of the contract).