Peruvian Navy would be interested to procure 2 FREMM Frigates from France
to Lima based newspaper El Men the Peruvian government is in
negotiations with France for the acquisition of two FREMM Frigates.
According to the paper, the negotiations are likely to reach a positive
outcome because of the many recent defense deals that were signed between
Peru and France.
FREMM Frigate in the Mediterranean
(Picture: French Navy)
recently sold to Peru a millitary satellite, anti-ship missiles and
an upgrade program for its Mirage fighters fleet. The two countries
also signed a Defense Agreement in November this year.
Contacted by Navy Recognition, no DCNS representatives were
available to comment the information at the time of publishing.
The information would confirm however that Peru is currently seeking
to increase its naval power. The Peruvian Navy is currently upgrading
its fleet of Lupo class Frigates with new Electronic Warfare suites,
3D radar, Rheinmetall MASS countermeasures system and MBDA MM40 Block
III Exocet missiles to replace the older Otomat anti-ship missiles.
We reported in January 2013 that Peru would procure
two new LPDs from Korea shipbuilder DSME to boost its amphibious
The Peruvian frigate BAP Carvajal (FM 51), Lupo class
(Picture: US Navy)
Designed and built by DCNS, FREMM type Frigates are heavily armed: MM40
Blk III Exocet anti-ship missiles, Aster anti-air missiles and MU90
torpedoes. With the French Navy, the first nine frigates will predominantly
conduct anti-submarine warfare missions, while the last two frigates,
specialised in anti-aircraft warfare, are designed to protect a carrier
or amphibious battle group against aircraft and missiles. All FREMM
can also accomodate the Caïman Marine helicopter (NH90 NFH), as
well as Special Forces and their equipment.
Five FREMM frigates are currently under construction at DCNS Lorient
• Second-of-class FREMM frigate Normandie for the French Navy
has just completed her first sea trial.
• Third-of-class FREMM frigate Provence was floated out on 18
• Fourth-of-class FREMM frigate Languedoc is under construction
in the building dock.
• Work on the fifth-of-class FREMM frigate began in August 2012
and continues with the pre-outfitting of the hull blocks.
• FREMM frigate Mohammed VI will be delivered to the Royal Moroccan
Navy towards the end of the year.
Link to FREMM Frigate technical datasheet