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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

France receives second multi-role frigate

The French Navy has received its second multi-mission FREMM frigate from shipbuilder DCNS.

The Provence, delivered in Brest, had been ordered on behalf of France by OCCAR, or the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation, a European intergovernmental organization that facilitates and manages collaborative armament programs.

"The delivery of the FREMM Provence represents an opportunity to applaud the industrial and technological prowess of DCNS and its subcontractors," said Anne Bianchi, director of FREMM programs. "We are proud to deliver this second ship to the French Navy."

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