DCNS / Thales Group Lorient Shipyard - France
FS Forbin (D620); FS Chevalier Paul (D621)
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
2 x GE/Avio LM2500 gas turbines developing 31,280 horsepower with 2 x SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 STC diesel engines developing 5,875 horsepower driving 2 x shafts.
(8,055 miles | 12,963 km)
1 knot = 1.15 mph; 1 nm = 1.15 mile; 1 nm = 1.85 km
2 x 76mm OTO-Breda "Rapid Fire" deck guns.
1 x Principle Anti-Air Missile System missile launcher (48 x Aster 15 or Aster 30 missiles).
8 x Exocet MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles.
2 x MU90 Torpedo Tubes.
2 x 20mm Modele F2 automatic guns.
1 x NHIndustries NH90 navalized transport helicopter managed from the stern-based helipad/hangar area.