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F70 ASM  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 7
Also Known As: Georges Leygues
Origin: France
Corporations: DCNS
Parent System: F70
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 9
Family Members: F70 AA
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Description: The F70 ASM class ships have been conceived to perform anti-submarine warfare missions while escorting naval oceanic forces. In addition, they can support amphibious assault operations or perform surveillance and high seas patrol missions.

The F70 frigates weapon options include up to 8 MM40 Exocet surface-to-surface missiles, 8+18 Crotale surface-to-air missiles (replaced by Mistral based missile systems in late ships), L5 torpedoes, one 100mm naval gun, and two Lynx helicopters.

According to French Navy plans, the F70 frigates along with other frigate classes should be decommissioned in the second decade of the 21st century by the FREMM multi-purpose frigates.

F70 ASM Specifications

Crew: 235
Number of Weapons: 34
Beam: 14 meter (46 foot)
Length: 139 meter (456 foot)
Max Range: 15,850 kilometer (8,558 nautical mile)
Total Combined Power: 52,000 shp (38.8 MW)
Top Speed: 15.4 mps (30.0 knot)
Full Displacement: 4,580 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

F70 ASM News

There are 3 news between
17 Nov 2005 and 12 Oct 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009DCNS Awarded Contracts to Maintain French Navy's Fighting Ships
Thursday, May 24, 2007MU90 Lightweight Torpedo Passes French Navy Acceptance Tests
Thursday, November 17, 2005Italy and France Launch First Phase of Newest European Warship Program

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 71
Defensive Weapons
MU90 Impact
Offensive Weapons
MM40 Exocetx8
Protection Systems
Support Aircraft
Super Lynxx2

F70 ASM Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
D640 Georges Leygues-1979-
D641 Dupleix-1981-
D642 Montcalm-1982-
D643 Jean de Vienne-1984-
D644 Primauguet-1986-
D645 La Motte-Picquet-1988-
D646 Latouche-Treville-1990-

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