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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Details on the FREDA: The Future Air-Defense FREMM Frigates of the French Navy

FS Aquitaine (D650)According to the recent update to the French Military Planning Law, the French Navy is set to receive two FREDA (frégate de défense aérienne or air defense frigate) by 2022.

Not much information was available so far on the FREDA besides the fact they would be based on the DCNS FREMM (Aquitaine class), get a modified Thales Herakles radar and would likely deploy MBDA's ASTER 30 long range surface-to-air missiles.

Navy Recognition contacted both DCNS and Thales to learn more.

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