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Saturday, May 30, 2015

MdCN Naval Cruise Missile 1st Launch from a FREMM

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has released a video showing the first launch of an MdCN (Missile de Croisière Navale) Naval Cruise Missile from a FREMM Frigate.

On May 19, frigate Aquitaine (head of the class and first unit in the multi-mission frigate program FREMM) successfully fired its first naval cruise missile on the firing ranges of the DGA missile testing centre off Levant Island.

This event marked the first time a European surface ship has fired a cruise missile.

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