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Friday, July 12, 2013

French frigates

FREMM FregateA military source yesterday confirmed recent reports in The Cyprus Daily that Nicosia could very well acquire two warships from the French government.

The Cyprus Daily reported that the MoD was eyeing two French-Italian built FREMM multipurpose frigates designed to operate in anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare but also be capable of carrying out deep strikes against land targets.

The move to purchase the frigates comes as part of sweeping reforms by Defence Minister Fotis Fotiou to reinforce the island’s navy as drilling continues in Cyprus waters amid threats from Turkey.

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