Russian Navy just ordered four new Project 03182 Small Arctic Sea Tankers
designed by SC "Zelenodolsk Design Bureau". This was announced
during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which
was held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015.
France handed over the FREMM Multi-Missions frigate Tahya Misr (meaning
Long Live Egypt) with hull number 1001 to the Egyptian Navy during a
ceremony held June 23rd at the DCNS shipyard of Lorient in Brittany.
Egypt becomes the second FREMM export customer for DCNS following Morocco
which commissioned the Mohammed VI frigate in 2014.
According to the recent update to the French Military Planning Law,
the French Navy is set to receive two FREDA (frégate de défense
aérienne or air defense frigate) by 2022. Not much information
was available so far on the FREDA besides the fact they would be based
on the DCNS FREMM (Aquitaine class), get a modified Thales Herakles
radar and would likely deploy MBDA's ASTER 30 long range surface-to-air
missiles. Navy Recognition contacted both DCNS and Thales to learn more.