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Morocco received the frigate FREMM

30 January 2014 of the year in Brest, France, hosted the official transfer of the Moroccan navy to the frigate of the FREMM Mohammed VI type built by the French shipbuilding association DCNS (the crew number "701" wore the French tail number D 601). This frigate became the largest combat unit of the Moroccan Navy. This is the first FREMM frigate built for export, and the second ship of this type built by the French after the frigate D 650 Aquitaine, handed over to the DCNS French Navy in November 2012 of the year. The ceremony of the transfer of the frigate Mohammed VI (named after the reigning king of Morocco) in Brest was attended by the Prince of Morocco Moulay Rashid El-Alaoui (brother of King Mohammed VI), French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and DCNS head Patrick Boissier.

Morocco ordered one FREMM frigate in the ASM variant under contract with DCNS from October 22 2007 of the year worth € 470 million. The frigate Mohammed VI was laid in the DCNS arsenal at Lorian 12 December 2008 of the year, launched the 14 September September 2011 of the year, and began factory running tests of the 17 April 2013 year. In general, the construction of the frigate was about a year behind the contract schedule.

Of the frigates of the FREMM type being built in the arsenal of Loriana for the French Navy, the second French ship D 651 Normandie began testing in October 2013, and is scheduled for delivery in 2014. The third French ship D 652 Provence was launched on September 18, 2013 and is scheduled for delivery in May 2015. The Loriana Arsenal is also building the next two frigates for the French Navy (D 653 Languedoc and D 654 Auvergne), which are scheduled to be commissioned in 2016, and in December 2013 held the laying ceremony of the sixth frigate D 655 Alsace. According to the plans of the French Ministry of Defense announced in 2013, the program for the construction of frigates of the type FREMM for the French fleet was reduced from 11 to eight units (six ASM anti-submarine units and two FREDA air defense versions - the last in the series, D 656 Bretagne and D 657 Lorraine). The decision on the possibility of building three more FREMM frigates in the ASM version for the French fleet should be made by the French government no earlier than 2016.

Built for the Moroccan Navy, the FREMM Mohammed VI type frigate during the handover ceremony. Brest, 30.01.2014 (c)
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  1. alex-kon
    alex-kon 31 January 2014 10: 03
    And what is behind him? Floating market, Moroccan tangerines traded? laughing
    1. Arberes
      Arberes 31 January 2014 10: 22
      Quote: alex-kon
      And what is behind him? Floating market, Moroccan tangerines traded?

      Under these tents, Moroccan Navy officers will most likely celebrate the ship's entry into service. Personally, I am glad for them, how can they know this handsome man for the money earned from tangerines-acquired? They do not mind the money for their Navy!
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 31 January 2014 10: 35
      Quote: alex-kon
      And what is behind him? Floating market, Moroccan tangerines traded?

      Mandarin-shmandarin, shawarma-shaverma, Turkish delight, vivid-vowel. smile
    3. lelikas
      lelikas 31 January 2014 13: 26
      I am calm - oranges under reliable protection.
    4. AVV
      AVV 31 January 2014 14: 07
      Quote: alex-kon
      And what is behind him? Floating market, Moroccan tangerines traded? laughing

      This is most likely a buffet table organized for such an occasion !!!
  2. Megatron
    Megatron 31 January 2014 10: 30
    What kind of buoy do they need anti-submarine with? I also understand there is an air defense frigate, yes, but boats?
    1. Sokol peruna
      Sokol peruna 31 January 2014 11: 20
      This is not surprising considering the presence of 4 diesel-electric submarines in the Algerian Navy (2 upgraded 877EKM + 2 latest 06361).
  3. 120352
    120352 31 January 2014 11: 05
    Evan, frigates even appear in Morocco, and we have only corvettes and boats.
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 31 January 2014 11: 42
      So are being built already. Projects 22350 and 11356R / M are not frigates or what?
      1. Sokol peruna
        Sokol peruna 31 January 2014 14: 29
        11356 is classified as a frigate in the Indian Navy. In the Russian Navy, it is officially classified as TFR.
      2. patsantre
        patsantre 31 January 2014 15: 22
        They cannot finish the 22350 in any way, 11356 we are not building from a good life, the project is far from the first freshness, let’s say so.
  4. demotivator
    demotivator 31 January 2014 11: 43
    Quote: Sokol Peruna
    And what is behind him?

    That which he has "behind" is called stern.
    1. Sokol peruna
      Sokol peruna 31 January 2014 14: 25
      Well, what can I say here. Original reading of me. laughing

      And what is behind him? Floating market, Moroccan tangerines traded?

      Sokol peruna
      This is not surprising considering the presence of 4 diesel-electric submarines in the Algerian Navy (2 upgraded 877EKM + 2 latest 06361).
    2. jjj
      jjj 31 January 2014 15: 14
      From the transom, the free space to the first superstructure on the deck or mechanisms is where the superstructures and mechanisms poop. Further along the sides - waist. But on such steamboats the waist practically disappears as a definition
  5. demotivator
    demotivator 31 January 2014 11: 47
    Not only Russia sells military products, but Ukraine also. True, not so successful. Last year, Iraq flatly refused to accept 42 pieces of Ukrainian-made BTR-4. There, they first had guns from the Kamenetz-Podolsky plant, which for some reason stuck in the first tens of shots ... And for the first time in modern history, Ukraine turned to the Russian Federation to buy a license (!!! an unprecedented fact!) To buy these guns , but “trouble came, from where they didn’t wait”: upon preliminary acceptance of 42 BTR-4, which were still not unloaded from the vessel, Iraqis with considerable surprise found cracks in the armor. Including and through. Why, to the considerable surprise of the Ukrainian side, which, in the person of actingly hastily flown to Iraq the head of Ukrspetsexport, Alexander Kovalenko, with officials from the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff, vowed to "send a team of specialists to eliminate the shortcomings (read - brewing) right on the spot (in Iraq)." But, the intractable Iraqis refused to accept the whole party. The “naive Iraqi youths” could never have imagined which technology they named after. Malysheva produces armored personnel carriers under their contract: they take an armored hull from old Soviet-made armored personnel carriers (Ukraine’s own production of high-quality heat-strengthened armored steel has been lost), the entire filling is peeled off, the armored hull is smoothed out, putty, and then ... then what cannot be done with the armored hull categorically : doorways are cut out, additional details are welded ...
    Then once hardened (back in the USSR) armor and goes through cracks ...
    1. Black
      Black 31 January 2014 14: 38
      Quote: demotivator
      is stumbling, and then ...

      clay + cow shit + straw (rye) = putty !!!

      shit not reported !!!!
  6. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 31 January 2014 11: 55
    Well, it's you for nothing, Morocco has a fairly strong fleet:
    1 frigate type FREMM,

    3 frigate type Sigma, Dutch-built,

    2 types of "Floréal" - French construction.

    All frigates were built in the 2002s, the oldest "Mohammed V" type "Floréal" - built in XNUMX.
    1 corvette, a former Spanish type Descubierta, built in 1983, armed with a Sea Sparrow air defense missile system and 8 Harpoon anti-ship missiles and it is planned to replace it with a FREMM-class frigate.

    25 patrol ships of various classes.
    3 tank landing ship.

    The main enemy of the Moroccan Navy in the region of the Algerian Navy, with which Morocco has problems due to Western Sahara and Algeria's support of the POLISARIO front, is superior to the Moroccan fleet only by the presence of diesel-electric submarines-4 units (2 projects 877EKM, 2 projects 636), 3 TFR project 1159 , 3 MRK project 1234, 12 patrol ships, 3 TDK (1-project 770, 2 English-built). The Algerian fleet is inferior in age composition, so the newest ship of the SKR project 1159 "Rais Korfo" was built in 1985, although all three SKR were repaired (2 in 2000, 1 in 2011). In this regard, Algeria is actively modernizing its fleet, so it plans to purchase 2 more diesel-electric submarines of project 636 (in 2016-2017), 2 frigates MEKO 200 (2015-2016), 2 corvettes of project 20382 "Tiger "(2014-2015), also in September of this year it is planned to receive the Kalaat Beni-Abbes type of the Italian UDC San Georgio, which was launched on 08.01.2014/30/15. The DCVD has a continuous flight deck with two landing pads for heavy helicopters at the extremities and a 90-ton lift in the central part of the deck. The ship's dock chamber provides the basing of three LCM-class tank landing boats. In addition, on davits and sponsons, the Algerian DVKD will carry three LCVP-type small landing craft, one LCP (L) type and two semi-rigid motor boats. The small hangar ("garage") deck can accommodate up to 150 armored vehicles or five T-440SA tanks. The ship's crew will be XNUMX people (including the air group), and the landing capacity is XNUMX people.
    1. Nayhas
      Nayhas 31 January 2014 12: 47
      Thank! Completely exhaustive!
    2. samoletil18
      samoletil18 31 January 2014 13: 43
      The article is already, not a comment. Very good
    3. jjj
      jjj 31 January 2014 15: 16
      Commentary is impressive
  7. tlauicol
    tlauicol 31 January 2014 12: 08
    Well, let's catch up with Africa recourse
    1. kris
      kris 31 January 2014 12: 26
      Quote: Tlauicol
      Well, let's catch up with Africa recourse

      Do not jinx it!
      And tomorrow morons will write that by the number of new ships we are approaching Morocco! laughing
      1. 120352
        120352 31 January 2014 13: 20
        A good dream, but difficult to fulfill.
    2. 120352
      120352 31 January 2014 13: 19
      It will be difficult. We have delivered two diesel engines to Varshavyanka in Tunisia, while the Black Sea Fleet themselves have almost nothing. One old rust. There are no pioneers to hand over metal.
  8. homosum20
    homosum20 31 January 2014 16: 07
    We are all compared with America, with China, well, at worst - with France. And how much more debris floats on the water! And after all, damn it burned, it will shoot at us.
  9. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 31 January 2014 18: 00
    You still do not understand why (and they have long-term plans, notice even to the detriment of their system) -HYBRALTAR FROM US CLOSE (we have the Black Sea Fleet, we have already left one scrap metal!), We still think, we are looking around for someone. Their frigate (bluntly said) PLO! Bases are needed in the Mediterranean — in Syria, Egypt, Cyprus, Algeria or Morocco (as opposed to Gibraltar and Rota), then no one would think of organizing revolutions in North Africa and Asia Minor. ENOUGH TO CHARGE THE DEBT-IN THE BASE DEBT ACCOUNT NEED TO BE SET!
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 31 January 2014 19: 24
    Morocco ordered one FREMM frigate in the ASM anti-submarine version under a contract with DCNS dated October 22, 2007, worth 470 million euros.

    I can imagine how many frigates it was possible to order from the French in the place of Mistral, and if we list our defense industry, then we’ll be tormented!
  11. alone
    alone 31 January 2014 21: 57
    It was especially surprising that all the ships in Morocco are almost new. The oldest is 12 years old. And this frigate is generally a masterpiece. One kind of thing is worth it.
    1. d_t_p
      d_t_p 1 February 2014 00: 53
      Yes, but power lies not only in the Navy. Algeria is much stronger than the Ground Forces both in quantity and especially in quality. Algeria's Air Force is not so strong, but compared to Morocco !! (which generally have 2nd generation fighters) this is not bad. Therefore, if there is any conflict between them, then of course Morocco is unlikely to be the winner.