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FS Aquitane (D650)


Guided-Missile Frigate Warship (2012)


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

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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



Service Year
2012

Origin
France national flag graphic
France

Status
COMMISSIONED
In Active Service.
Complement
145
PERSONNEL


Class
Aquitane-class
Number-in-Class
8
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
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.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
466.0 ft
142.04 m
Beam
65.0 ft
19.81 m
Draught
16.0 ft
4.88 m
Displacement
6,000
tons


Installed Power: CODLOG (COmbined Diesel-eLectric-Or-Gas): MTU Series 4000; 4 x Diesel generators; 1 x Bow thruster; 2 x Shafts astern.


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
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.


Supported Types


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1 OR 2 x NHIndustries NH90 medium-lift / utility navy helicopter supported through combination hangar-helipad facilities over the stern.


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