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class (Type F70 AA) is a class of AA (air defence) frigates of the French Navy
The French Navy, officially the Marine nationale and often called La Royale is the maritime arm of the French military. It includes a full range of fighting vessels, from patrol boats to a nuclear powered aircraft carrier and 10 nuclear-powered submarines, four of which are capable of launching...
. The class is an air defence variant of the Georges Leygues class
The Georges Leygues class is a class of anti-submarine frigates of the French Navy. They are polyvalent , due to their Exocet and Crotale missile complement, making them especially suitable for defence of strategic positions, demonstrations, or highseas escorts.The superstructures were built as to...
. The two classes have a different armament and propulsion system mounted on an identical hull. Their primary role is to provide air cover for a fleet, an aeronaval group, or a convoy. They can also be used for research, identification or presence missions.
The experience gained during the design and construction of the Cassard
type was used for the design of the La Fayette
The La Fayette class units are light multi-mission frigates built by DCN and operated by French Marine Nationale...
The two elements of the class are
- D614 Cassard
- D615 Jean Bart
They will be decommissioned with the arrival of FREDA air defence frigates 2020-2022.
- DRBV26C sentry radar
- 1 DRBJ11B tri-dimensional air sentry radar
- 1 DIBV2A infra-red alert system
- 2 DRBN34 navigation and landing radar
- 1 DUBV 24C hull sonar
- Syracuse II satellite communication system
- 1 ARBR 17 radar detector
- 1 SAIGON radio emission detector
- 1 ARBB 33 jammer
- 2 SAGAIE NG decoy launchers
- 2 DAGAIE decoy launchers