The Rafale jets were in Cyprus for an exercise and are now relocating to Souda, on the Greek island of Crete. All-seeing French frigate flies flag in tense east Mediterranean ... the stealth vessel La Fayette has patrolled the strategic area off the Syrian, Greek and Cypriot coasts. Rebuilding the Hermione means reconstituting of an element of our maritime heritage. Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), French general and American Revolutionary War general also prominent in the French Revolution; James Lafayette, pseudonym of James Stack Lauder (1853–1923), … Deep in the bowels of a French frigate cruising the tense eastern Mediterranean waters, a dozen men and women scan radar screens through the dark. The French Navy awarded DCN the contracts to construct the La Fayette (F710), Surcoef (F711) and Courbet (F712) frigates in 1988, and Aconit (F713) and Guepratte (F714) in 1992. The La Fayette has one helicopter landing pad along the aft deck and can accommodate a single rotary-wing aircraft up to a maximum weight of 10 tons. Defence has received expressions of interest from the Hellenic Navy “Defence has received expressions of interest from the Hellenic Navy, as well as other countries in relation to the Adelaide class frigates,” a Defence spokesperson said to ADM. French frigate “La Fayette” which is in the eastern coast of Cyprus is expected to remain in the area until late on Wednesday. In French service, La Fayette sailed nearly 350,000 nautical miles (650,000 km), her planes having carried out 19,805 landings. The ships were to serve in the large French EEZ, be adapted to humanitarian operations or low-intensity operations in support of land troops, and replace the … Turkey's unilateral decisions concerning oil exploration are provoking tensions. The French Navy’s La Fayette Class multipurpose stealth frigates were developed by DCN International (now DCNS) and built at the DCN Lorient Naval Dockyard. The ship’s main gun on the bow deck is the DCNS 100mm which fires a 13.5kg shell to a range of 16km. All three were commissioned in February 2008. The Alamo was the first produced frigate from these three. … Lockheed Martin image U.S. The lead ship, La Fayette, was commissioned in 1996 and the last, Guepratte, was commissioned in November 2001. ", Greece on alert amid row over Turkey survey ship, Why Turkey-Greece tensions have flared in Med, France suspends Nato mission role amid Turkey row, Russia expels diplomats over Navalny protests. The flight deck can be used up to Sea State 6. Weekly quiz: Know about these history-making directors? Combining Greek, Cypriot, Italian and French naval and airborne means, this initiative which contributes to the common security in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as defending the freedom of navigation. Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini reported last week that the Greek government is set to enter talks with France regarding the procurement of two FREMM frigates. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. France is also at odds with Turkey over the crisis in Libya. The Block 3 missile will have a new turbojet propulsion system which will give a range extended to 180km. The propulsion system is a Combined Diesel and Diesel (CODAD) arrangement. The system employs the VT-1 missile with a range of 13km and speed of Mach 3.6. 24 missiles are carried. In January 2011, DCNS won a contract worth $80m to provide through-life support (TLS) services to five French frigates at Toulon naval base. The French navy version with incorporate digital technologies for data The exercise involved the frigates (F / C) “SPETSAI,” “AEGEAN,” “LIMNOS,” “KOUNTOURIOTIS” and French ships group (Task Force) consisting of the French helicopter “TONNERRE” and the frigate “LA FAYETTE.” DCN have also built an anti-submarine warfare version for Taiwan (Kang Ding) and an anti-air version for Saudi Arabia (F3000S) under the Sawari II programme. The French Navy's La Fayette Class multipurpose stealth frigates were developed by DCN International (now DCNS) and buil, 1 x DCNS 100mm gun
2 x Giat 20F2 20mm guns, Thomson CSF ABR 21 radar warning receiver, Sagem Dagaie chaff- and flare-launching system, Thales Sea Tiger mk2 air- and surface-search radar, Thales 1229 navigation and helicopter control radars, 4 x SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 v 280 STC diesel engines, 2 x shafts driving controllable pitch propellers, AS 565 MA Panther, SA 321G Super Frelon or NH 90. La Fayette took part in August manoeuvres with Greece, Cyprus and Italy to show a united European front against Ankara. "If we act with common sense and reason, we can find a win-win solution that meets everyone's interests," he said. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the area. She is the second French vessel named after the 18th century general Marquis de Lafayette. The frigate has a flight deck at the stern with a single landing spot, for use by 10t helicopters such as AS 565 MA Panther, SA 321G Super Frelon or NH 90. "The eastern Mediterranean situation is worrying. The FDI frigates, also called as FTI (Frégates de Taille Intermédiaire, Intermediate-sized frigates), is a new class of frigates being built for the French Navy by Naval Group. Five FDI frigates will follow and gradually replace the La Fayette-class frigates (which are considered “first rank frigates” as well since 2008). As the company explained, the name BELH@RRA is a reference to Europe’s only giant wave: the Belharra. The French Navy awarded DCN the contracts to construct the La Fayette (F710), Surcoef (F711) and Courbet (F712) frigates in 1988, and Aconit (F713) and Guepratte (F714) in 1992. People. "Our primary mission is to observe everything that happens, to offer our chiefs and the political authorities our own understanding of the situation," said the ship's group operations leader, Lieutenant Mathieu. The system is based on four SEMT Pielstick 12 PA6 V 280 STC diesel engines, rated at 21,000hp. The French frigate La Fayette has been on exercises with the Greek navy and is staying in the area. Two shafts drive controllable pitch propellers. There are also tensions around Cyprus over rival exploration rights. A Turkish survey ship began such a mission on Monday, angering Greece. Following its departure, the frigate La Fayette sent a call for help to the JRCC in Larnaca, triggering the allocation of search areas by unit. Trying to Counter France’s Frigate Offer to Greece with 4 MMSC The United States is seemingly proposing four MMSC vessels to the Hellenic Navy as an alternative to the two FDI frigates deal proposed by France, a local media is reporting. French frigate La Fayette (F710) La Fayette-class passing Corinth canal Greece 1/4/2015. The French frigate La Fayette has been on exercises with the Greek navy and is staying in the area. Mr Macron told Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis that the French military would monitor the situation. To…, Get important industry news and analysis sent to your inbox – sign up to our e-Newsletter here, "The sides of the La Fayette Class vessels are sloped at 10° to minimise radar cross section and surfaces have been coated in radar-absorbent paint. Read about our approach to external linking. All three have been launched and the first, Al Riyadh, was commissioned in July 2002. The main gun fire control system is DCNS’s CTM system which is supported by the Castor radar, an infrared tracking system and laser rangefinder. Russia and the UAE are Gen Haftar's main arms suppliers. Five new FDI ships will replace the Navy’s five La Fayette-class frigates ship for ship and complement the eight slightly larger Aquitaine-class FREMM frigates. A Defence Cooperation Agreement between Cyprus and France entered into force this month cementing closer cooperation in the fields of energy and maritime security. The lead ship of the class, Aquitaine, was commissioned in November 2012 by the French Navy. US Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, Northrop and Ultra demonstrate unmanned aircraft system mission, UK Royal Marines deploy to Arctic for ‘intensive training’, US Navy flight tests TCTS II air combat training system on F/A-18F, Safeguarding shipping in the Middle East: IMSC, BAE Systems secures US Navy contract to sustain ATC systems, SSGN Oscar II Class (Project 949.A) (Kursk). The La Fayette Class incorporates a number of stealth features – the sides of the vessel are sloped at 10° to minimise radar cross section, surfaces have been coated in radar-absorbent paint and the profiles of external features have been reduced. Minister Parly submitted the French proposal for the frigates at a meeting with her Greek counterpart Nikos Panagiotopoulos at the Defence Ministry. Current helicopters that are cleared to land on the frigate are the AS565 MA Panther, the … Derivatives of the type are in service in the navies of Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Taiwan. France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets and a naval frigate in the eastern Mediterranean because of tensions between Greece and Turkey. Two 20mm model 20F2 guns from Giat are installed with a firing rate of 720 rounds a minute to a range of 10km. Hoping to build on the international market success of the La Fayette, which the new frigate is expected to replace, DCNS is also offering an export version of the new frigate. The ship’s surface-to-air missile system is the Thales Crotale Naval CN2. Sagem’s TDS 90 optronic target designation sight is also fitted. Singapore has ordered six Project Delta stealth frigates, also based on the La Fayette, called the Formidable Class, which entered into service by 2009. Moscow say the diplomats attended weekend protests in support of Putin critic Alexei Navalny. Sea Tiger operates at E and F bands and the range is over 100km. The name of La Fayette is now carried by the frigate La Fayette. “Our primary mission is to observe everything that happens, to offer our chiefs and the political authorities our own understanding of the situation,” said the ship’s group operations leader, Lieutenant Mathieu. The proposal includes four Belharra type frigates, two frigates for the La Fayette-type intermediate solution as well as the modernization of Greek MEKO-type frigates. Two model 1229 navigation and helicopter control radars from Thales Defence operate at I band. The ship’s surface-to-surface missile is the Exocet MM40 from MBDA (formerly EADS Aerospatiale). The maintenance contract is for five years from 2011 to 2015. Conversations with F. built with Italy, Greece and Spain. The Sea Tiger mk2 air- and surface-search radar from Thales is mounted on the top of the second platform mast. La Fayette took part in August manoeuvres with Greece, Cyprus and Italy to show a united European front against Ankara. “Our primary mission is to observe everything that happens, to offer our chiefs and the political authorities our own understanding of the situation,” said the ship’s group operations leader, Lieutenant Mathieu. France has already upped its presence in the East Med with the La Fayette frigate expected to take part in the joint military exercise. This is what informed sources told CNA, adding that the French frigate is carrying out patrols in the context of monitoring the Eastern Mediterranean. In addition, Two French Air Force Rafale fighters stopped in Souda, Greece, on their way back from a scheduled deployment to Cyprus. La Fayette took part in August manoeuvres with Greece, Cyprus and Italy to show a united European front against Ankara. The Thales Castor 2J, operating at J band, is a fire control radar with a range of over 15km. Those tensions must end, to enable calm dialogue between countries which are neighbours and allies in Nato. A Thales ARBB33 jammer operates at H, I and J bands. The Republic of Cyprus and Greece do not accept any such rights for Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus in the region. The Crotale fire control radar operates at J band. Two Sagem Défense Sécurité (formerly EADS Defence & Electronics) Dagaie chaff and flare launching systems are installed on the gun deck aft of the bridge. Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer dies at 91, What Biden's foreign policy 'reset' really means, The voter fraud claims that led to a coup, 'Mosul is healing': Rebuilding the historic city. At the beginning of the Anglo-French War of 1778, she patrolled in the Bay of Biscay, escorting convoys and chasing privateers. Turkey has sent military support to the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, while France, Russia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates support the forces of Gen Khalifa Haftar. © 2021 BBC. The frigates may be upgraded with the vertical launch system (VLS) and Aster 15 missile from Eurosam and associated Thales Arabel fire control radar. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The order of battle book lies next to him, dozens of pages in a plastic file, including photos and identities of all the vessels of interest La Fayette has come across. We also understand that talks between France and Greece are ongoing regarding the procurement of FDI frigates… The French Navy has awarded MBDA a contract for the Exocet MM40 Block 3 missile to be deployed on vessels from 2006. The gun has a firing rate of 80 rounds a minute. RSS Intrepid was launched in July 2004, RSS Steadfast was launched in January 2005 and RSS Tenacious was launched in July 2005. The French develop an export variant and a French navy version of the Belharra. 5 billion ($3. France already has a helicopter-carrier, Tonnerre, heading to Beirut with aid to ease the city's suffering after the devastating 4 August port explosion. Greece six frigate-type warships from France According to Greek Defense Minister Panagiotopulos; Greece aims to supply six frigate-type warships from La Fayette was awarded the Military Cross for its first missions in Indo-China. She became famous when she ferried General La Fayette to the United States in … ", "The frigate has a flight deck at the stern with a single landing spot, for use by 10t helicopters.". For the figures, being deployed, for France are three Rafale, as well as a La Fayette frigate and its helicopter. France and Greece are actively working on a Government-to-Government agreement for the procurement of two Belharra / FDI frigates for the Hellenic Navy, Naval News learned from Naval Group. RSS Stalwart was launched in December 2005 and RSS Supreme in May 2006. The FREMM ("European multi-purpose frigate"; French: Frégate européenne multi-mission; Italian: Fregata europea multi-missione) is a class of multi-purpose frigates designed by Fincantieri and Naval Group for the navies of Italy (10 frigates) and France (8 frigates). Video'Mosul is healing': Rebuilding the historic city, French skiers swerve Covid in cross-country boom. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. In the late 1980s, the Marine Nationale started the studies for frigates adapted to low-intensity conflicts in the post–Cold War era. Other possibilities include American LCS frigates or the French La Fayette class. The Thales ARBR 21 (DR 3000S) radar warning receiver, operating in D to K bands, is mounted at the top of the main mast. The anti-ship missile has a range of 70km and approaches the target in sea skimming mode at high subsonic speed, approximately 0.95 Mach. The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded DCNS a contract to renovate three of the five La Fayette-class frigates (FLF) currently in service with the French Navy. The La Fayette class (also known as FL-3000 for "Frégate Légère de 3,000 tonnes", or FLF for Frégate Légère Furtive) is a class of general purpose frigates built by DCNS and operated by the French Navy. The mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs) are the next-generation minehunters being offered by Belgium Naval & Robotics to enhance the MCM…, United States Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay is located at the Hellenic Air Force Base near the village of…, INS Vikramaditya is the Indian Navy’s largest short take-off but assisted recovery (STOBAR) aircraft carrier and warship converted from the…, SSGN Oscar II class cruise-missile submarines (Project 949A/Antey class) are designed primarily to attack NATO aircraft carrier battle groups. 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The French Navy’s La Fayette Class multipurpose stealth frigates were developed by DCN International (now DCNS) and built at the DCN Lorient Naval Dockyard. The proposal includes four Belharra type frigates, two frigates for the La Fayette-type intermediate solution as well as the modernization of Greek MEKO-type frigates. The guidance is by command line of sight with radar and infra-red homing. Video, 'Mosul is healing': Rebuilding the historic city, Woman, 95, accused over 10,000 Nazi camp murders, Romania baptism death sparks calls for change, Parish council Zoom host 'surprised' by reaction, Actress shares story of 'nightmare' nose surgery, US congresswoman who supported QAnon loses key post. French Navy Names 3 La Fayette-class Frigates Selected for Mid-Life Update The French Navy (Marine Nationale) named the three (out of five) La Fayette-class frigates selected to receive a mid-life update: The three frigates retained for the comprehensive upgrade are: La Fayette, Courbet and Aconit. Contacts between Greece and France will begin initially at a military level, starting in February the newspaper explains, citing well informed sources. The first renovated FLF will be delivered […] In July 1997, the Hermione-La Fayette association embarked for a tremendous challenge : the reconstruction of the Hermione frigate – the ship which allowed La Fayette to join the American insurgents in the struggle for their independence in 1780. The first, RSS Formidable, built in France, was launched in January 2004 and commissioned in May 2007. The renovation work, which will start in 2020, will be performed in Toulon and synchronised with the scheduled overhauls of the frigates. “La Fayette” took part in joint French-Greek air and maritime drills off the coast of Crete, in Greece. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The propulsion system provides a maximum speed of 25kt and, at an economical speed of 12kt, the range is 9,000nm. Mr Macron tweeted: "I have decided to strengthen the French military presence temporarily in the Mediterranean, in co-operation with Greece and other European partners. She is the lead ship of the class, which is also used by the Royal Saudi Navy. Read about our approach to external linking. Xavier Vavasseur 31 Oct 2019 Hermione was a 32-gun Concorde-class frigate of the French Navy.Designed for speed, she was one of the first ships of the French Navy to receive a copper sheathing. July 2002 begin initially at a military level, starting in February the newspaper explains, citing informed. 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