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FS Aquitane (D650)


Guided-Missile Frigate Warship


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Image from the French Ministry of Defense; FS Languedoc pictured.

FS Aquitane (D650) is the lead-ship of the eight-strong group of guided-missile frigates operated by the French Navy - the type spawned by the FREMM program.



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Specifications



Year:
2012
Status
Commissioned, in Active Service
Complement
145 Personnel
Ship Class [ Aquitane-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 8 ] Ship Names: FS Aquitane (D650); FS Provence (D652); FS Languedoc (D653); FS Auvergne (D654); FS Bretagne (D655); FS Normandie (D651); FS Alsace (D656); FS Lorraine (D657)
National flag of France France
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
466 ft (142.04 m)
Width / Beam:
65 ft (19.81 m)
Height / Draught:
16 ft (4.88 m)
Displacement (Surface):
6,000 tons
CODLOG (COmbined Diesel-eLectric-Or-Gas): MTU Series 4000; 4 x Diesel generators; 1 x Bow thruster; 2 x Shafts astern.
1 x 76mm OTO-Melara (Leonardo) SR Dual-Purpose (DP) turreted deck gun.
1 x 16-cell MBDA SYLVER A43 Vertical Launching System (VLS) for 16 x MBDA Aster 15 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs).
1 x 16-cell MBDA SYLVER A70 VLS for 16 x SCALP naval land-attack cruise missiles.
8 x MBDA MM.40 "Exocet" Block 3 anti-ship missiles.
2 x 324mm (13") Leonardo (WASS) B-515 torpedo tubes (MU90 torpedo family).
3 x Nexter 20mm Narwhal automatic guns.
1 OR 2 x NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift / utility navy helicopter supported through combination hangar-helipad facilities over the stern.

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