France set to receive third FREMM on 16 March

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    French shipbuilder DCNS will deliver France's third Aquitaine-class FREMM (Frégate Européenne Multi-Mission) frigate on 16 March, a company's spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 10 March.

    Languedoc, the third FREMM frigate for the French Navy, is scheduled to be delivered on 16 March. (DCNS)

    Languedoc (D653) will be delivered to the European defence procurement body Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) on behalf of the French procurement agency (DGA) at the French Navy's Toulon Naval Base in southern France.

    The ship was launched at DCNS's Lorient shipyard, western France, in July 2015; sea trials commenced in October. Languedoc sailed for Toulon in mid-February 2016, where final trials were held.

    Languedoc follows lead ship Aquitaine (D650), which was delivered in November 2012, and Provence (D652), which was delivered in June 2015.

    http://www.janes.com/article/58734/france-set-to-receive-third-fremm-on-16-march

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