Showcasing its FREMM family of multimission frigates at DIMDEX 2014
complicated diplomatic and political situations of today’s world
require a modern navy to have high performance ships with a comprehensive
range of weapons to provide and effective deterrent and guarantee territorial
integrity. When graded offensive power is necessary, such multimission
ships must have the stealth qualities and fire power to overcome any
Thanks to their flexibility and availability, FREMM frigates meet the
operational needs of navies all over the world. They are designed to
deal with all types of air, surface, subsurface and land-based threats,
and are amongst the most technologically advanced and competitively
priced on the world market.
Boy, Frigates Marketing Manager at DCNS, presents the Gowind corvette,
FREMM frigate and SETIS CMS during DIMDEX 2014.
has handed over the multimission frigate Mohammed VI to the Royal Moroccan
Navy on time, on budget and with performance as promised. This is the
second vessel of this type designed and built by DCNS in a production
run of 12 ships for the French and Moroccan Navies. The first French
FREMM Aquitaine has been delivered to the French navy in November 2012,
the second one Normandie is under sea-trials and the third one Provence
has been launched last September.
The combat system is fully integrated through a new generation Ship
Enhanced Tactical Information System (SETIS), based on combat proven
Horizon class CMS built by DCNS. It is a realtime-reconfigurable CMS
(combat management system), with full capabilities in all warfare domain
and fully interoperable within a joint and international force. SYLVER
vertical launching system offers a multimissile capability. Efficient
against all types of torpedo, CONTRALTO V system is adaptable to different
launchers. For antisubmarine warfare, MU90 is the perfect lightweight
torpedo system and is the preferred choice by first rank navies.
Normandie during sea trials
a very high survivability thanks to her stealth superstructures, reduced
signatures in all domains, countermeasures capabilities, and redundancies.
These highly automated new-generation frigates require a crew of just
108, about half as many as current-generation vessels offering similar
capabilities. Crew activities are a prime focus of the FREMM design
process. Recognising that crew performance depends critically on well-being,
a range of design solutions have been adopted to improve living and
work conditions by optimising workloads and providing space and facilities
for off-duty rest and recovery. The decision to limit the ship’s
complement to 108 officers and crew leads directly to a significantly
lower cost of ownership.