FREMM FREDA Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 23 June 2015 Total Production: 3 Unitary Cost: USD$500 million Also Known As:Frégate de défense aérienne adaptée des frégates multi-missions, Normandie and Tahya Misr Origin:France Corporations: Armaris*, DCNS and Thales (*) lead contractor
Parent System:FREMM Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 28 November 2012 Total Production: 23 Total Cost: USD$10.0 billion Family Members:FREMM ASM, FREMM ASW and FREMM GP
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Description: The European Multi-Mission Frigates (FREMM) is a joint program between France and Italy to develop and commission a new generation frigate by 2012. The FREMM is available in four versions following the requirements of both countries Navies. France requires the FREMM ASM anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface (ASuW) warfare frigate with capabilities to carry out land attack missions using cruise missiles. France also requires FREMM FREDA anti-air warfare (AAW) frigate as replacement for aging vessels. The Italian Navy has developed the FREMM ASW and the FREMM GP (General Purpose). Basically, each frigate type will feature the same defense capabilities and hardware against airborne threats and surface ships. A NH90 helicopter and land attack cruise missiles could be carried in both versions.
The FREMM program started when France and Italy achieved an initial agreement in 2002. Frigates ordered by both countries will differ depending upon mission requirements outlined by each Navy. The initial requirement for the FREMM program was for 27 ships with first deliveries due to begin in 2008. The final program was downsized to 21 ships and delayed with the first ship to be commissioned in 2012/2013. DCNS (France) and Fincantieri (Italy) are the shipyards involved in the construction of these vessels with Armaris and Orizzonte Sistemi Navali managing the whole program for France and Italy respectively.
The French Navy FREM FREDA (Frégate de défense aérienne adaptée des frégates multi-missions) are two customized anti-air warfare (AAW) frigates built by DCNS and intended as replacement for two F70 AA frigates. These ship are fitted with the PAAMS (E) area air defense system with the Aster 30 long-range surface-to-air missile (SAM). The propulsion plant will have a CODLOG (COmbined Diesel eLectric Or Gas) configuration featuring one Avio-GE LM2500+G4 gas turbine, two electrical motors and four diesel generating units. These ships are protected against torpedoes and anti-ship missiles with the NGDS countermeasures launcher. The French Navy plans to commission the first of two FREDA frigates in 2014.
The FREMM FREDA weapon system consists of a 76mm Super Rapid naval gun system, 16 Aster 30 SAM missiles, 16 Aster 15 short-range SAM missiles, 8 MM40 Block 3 anti-ship missiles, two 20mm remotely-controlled machine guns, two 12.7mm machine guns and 19 MU90 torpedoes. Besides, one NH90 Caiman ASW helicopter can operate utilizing the aft flight deck and hangar. These frigates are equipped with the Empar multifunction radar along with the PAAMS (E) area air defense system and the Sylver A-50 vertical launch system. In addition, these ships are equipped with Artemis and Najir MM electro-optical air and surface surveillance systems.
FREMM FREDA Specifications
Number of Aircraft: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Number of Weapons: 40 Dimensions Beam: 20 meter (66 foot)
Draft: 5 meter (16.4 foot)
Flight Deck Length: 26.5 meter
Flight Deck Width: 18.5 meter
Length: 142 meter (466 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 76 millimeter Performance Max Range: 6,000 nautical mile (11,112 kilometer) Power Boost Power: 32 MW (42,895 shp) Speed Cruise Speed: 15 knot (7.71 mps)
Top Speed: 27 knot (13.9 mps) Time Mission Endurance: 45 day
Service Life: 30 year Weight Full Displacement: 6,000 ton
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