Skip to comments.Morocco set to receive new frigate
Posted on 01/30/2014 11:27:44 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
The Royal Moroccan Navy will take possession of its FREMM frigate on 30 January. (DCNS)
The Royal Moroccan Navy is scheduled to commission its FREMM multimission frigate Mohammad VI (D 601) on 30 January 2014 in a ceremony to be held in Brest, France.
The ceremony will be attended by Morocco's Prince Moulay Rachid, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Navy Vice Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and French Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Bernard Rogel. The ship will sail to Morocco about four weeks after it is commissioned.
The ceremony was initially scheduled for 25 November 2013 but was cancelled just days before because Prince Moulay Rachid went on an official visit to the United States.
The order for a single Moroccan FREMM was first announced in October 2007 and the ship was launched on 18 September 2011 at DCNS's Lorient shipyard.
DCNS delivered the first FREMM, Aquitaine (D 650), to the French Navy in November 2012 and is currently working on another five.
Mohammad VI does not have several of the major systems that have been fitted to Aquitaine , including the Thales SIC 21 command and control information system, Thales Surfsat-L military satellite communication terminal, SIGEN integrated electronic warfare suite, and Sylver A70 vertical launchers for MBDA MDcN land-attack cruise mi
(Excerpt) Read more at janes.com ...
The Mohammed VI Frigate during sea trials (picture: DCNS)
I hope it has something besides the turret.
Good thing we have a carrier in the Med.
Oh, wait ...
Of course it does. Can't you see the wake board mast?
Do French made ships come with a white flag?