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DCNS completed the third stage of the sea tests of the multipurpose frigate FREMM "Mohammed VI"

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DCNS completed the third stage of the sea tests of the multipurpose frigate FREMM "Mohammed VI"

DCNS has announced the completion of the third stage of the sea tests of the multipurpose frigate “Mohammed VI” of the FREMM project, intended for the Moroccan Navy.


As TSAMTO has already reported, the contract for the construction of a frigate of the FREMM class for the Moroccan Navy was signed in April 2008. The laying of the ship took place in December 2008. The ship was named Mohammed VI in honor of the King of Morocco.

The launching ceremony of the Moroccan frigate of the FREMM class took place on September 14 on the shipyard in Lorient. After leaving the dock, the ship was moored at the pier of the shipyard, where its completion was carried out.

Sea trials began 17 April of this year. The first two stages of sea trials took place off the coast of Brittany. Upon their completion, the frigate returned to Lorient, where it received the necessary service. A few weeks later, the ship went to sea for testing combat systems (third stage), which ended in June.

Tests of the main combat systems included the testing of the components of the Aster missile defense system, the Exochet MMR-40, 76-mm guns, fire control systems and a multi-function radar.

The ship will be delivered to the Moroccan Navy at the end of this year strictly in accordance with the schedule provided for in the contract.

The FREMM frigate is able, independently and as part of a unit, to fight surface and submarine ships, an air enemy, hit targets on the coast, and also be used to patrol sea borders, escort convoys and control shipping.

The FREMM frigate has a length of 142,2 m, width - 20 m, full displacement - about 6040 t. The use of a combined main power plant, which includes one LM2500 + G4 gas turbine engine and two electric engines, allows you to reach maximum speed of 27 units and make transitions to a distance of 6000 nautical miles at 15 speed knots.

The FREMM frigate armament kit includes 76-mm artillery mounts developed by MBDA PKR MM-40 3 ExoSet block, Aster-15 SAM, and MU-90 Impact torpedoes. Unlike the French ships, the Moroccan frigate does not receive the KR "Scalp Naval".
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  1. cdrt
    cdrt 12 July 2013 11: 19
    +6
    Great ship.
    Well done Franks and Italians
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 13 July 2013 00: 39
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      Quote: cdrt
      Great ship.
      Well done Franks and Italians


      At 6000 tons of displacement, they could put weapons more seriously ...
  2. Andrey_K
    Andrey_K 12 July 2013 11: 48
    +2
    And what religion does not prohibit Muslims from using the name of the prophet for mercantile affairs ("in sue")?
    Somehow recklessly call the ship so.
    What if he drowns and all the newspapers will write: "The prophet is dead."
    And if, in battle, he converges with another ship and loses the battle, then the newspapers will write that he beat the prophet ... someone there, as, for example, the Israelis call their ships?
    1. MilaPhone
      MilaPhone 12 July 2013 12: 10
      +3
      wink This is their current king, Mohmed VI bin al Hassn of the Alawite dynasty.
      Judging by this acquisition, a very advanced dude is the coolest ship in Africa. smile
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 13 July 2013 00: 39
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      Quote: Andrey_K
      And what religion does not prohibit Muslims from using the name of the prophet for mercantile affairs ("in sue")?



      And that only a prophet is called by this name?
  3. avt
    avt 12 July 2013 11: 49
    +4
    Quote: cdrt
    Well done Franks and Italians

    Nope. Shameful, Rogozin did not listen - 6040 tons and so little weapons and this is for the frigate! laughing ... So he would have “built up muscles” on their gas-turbine-electric ship, though there would have been no 6000 miles, well, nothing, the main thing is that he would not drown from overload. laughing
  4. Kavtorang
    Kavtorang 12 July 2013 12: 29
    +3
    In vain jiving.
    FREMM is not as simple as it sounds. In fact, it is a multi-purpose platform with large options for integrating subsystems. From ocean patrolman to marine zone drummer. In one bundle with it, the cheaper "Govind" was made. The "frogs" generally position their head not as a warship, but as a "technology demonstrator." I see a bunch of FREMM and Govind as the best option. But I could be wrong.
  5. avt
    avt 12 July 2013 12: 48
    +1
    Quote: Kavtorang
    In vain jiving.

    So not over the ship.
  6. Kavtorang
    Kavtorang 12 July 2013 13: 04
    +2
    smile
    Quote: avt
    So not over the ship.

    Re-read. Got it. This is what business in Russian means. By Friday evening, you’re already stupid, specifically, especially if the family is away and the bike itself.
    Sorry repeat
  7. Alexey M
    Alexey M 12 July 2013 13: 34
    +2
    In 2008, they laid down the tests in 2013. The young people in one word. That's what we need to learn from the adversary. And we have been building for 10 years and we can’t see the ends.
  8. individual
    individual 12 July 2013 15: 20
    +1
    Well then Mohammed, so Mohammed.
  9. Apollo
    Apollo 12 July 2013 15: 50
    +3
    videos on the above topic