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
Number of Weapons: 34 Dimensions Beam: 14 meter (46 foot)
Length: 139 meter (456 foot) Performance Max Range: 15,850 kilometer (8,558 nautical mile) Power Total Combined Power: 52,000 shp (38.8 MW) Speed Top Speed: 15.4 mps (30.0 knot) Weight Full Displacement: 4,580 ton
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F70 ASM News
There are 3 news between 17 Nov 2005 and 12 Oct 2009