DCNS Offering FREMM to Meet Hellenic Navy's Requirement for Six New-Generation Frigates

Released on Monday, April 14, 2008
ASuW - Anti Surface Warfare
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
FREMM - Frégate Européenne Multimissione
As part of the six new-generation frigate programme for the Hellenic Navy, DCNS has established a local presence in Greece. Building on the cooperation agreement signed with the Greek Elefsis Shipyards in 2006, the naval defence group has now opened its first representative office in the country, in Athens.

Part of a broad programme to modernise its armed forces, Greece has expressed its intention to acquire six new-generation frigates. With the official opening of the new Athens office, DCNS Chairman & CEO Jean-Marie Poimboeuf stressed the group's commitment to establish a long-term presence in Greece. The ceremony was attended by Mr Christophe Farnaud, France's Ambassador to Greece.

DCNS intends to take part in this programme and has proposed the FREMM new-generation multi-mission frigate. The 6,000-tonne FREMM-class vessels are designed in particular for anti-surface warfare (ASuW) missions with control of the air/maritime environment combined with escort roles and monitoring of maritime traffic.

Proposed production of the FREMM frigates with local industry partners , and Elefsis Shipyards in particular is based on high-value technology transfers and comprehensive partnership for the development and joint construction of one of the most attractive frigates on the global market. This industrial programme will create a significant number of highly skilled jobs in Greece.

Source: DCNS establishes local presence in Greece

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