Forbin class HORIZON Frigate French Navy Marine Nationale

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French Navy - Marine Nationale
Forbin class Guided Missile Frigate
(HORIZON large air-defense Frigate / Frégate de Défense Aérienne)
 

forbin class horizon guided missile air defense frigate french navy marine nationale dcns paams 04x
  
 
Ships:
 
D 620
FS Forbin (2008)
D 621
FS Chevalier Paul
(2009)
  
 
Specifications:
Builder: DCNS (now Naval Group), Lorient, Brittany, France
 
Displacement:
7050 tons (full load)
Length:
153 meters (502 feet)
Beam: 20,3 meters (67 ft)
Draft: 8 meters (26 ft)
Speed: 29+ knots (54 km/h), max.
Range: 7000 NM (13000 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h) / 3500 NM (6500 km) at 25 knots (46 km/h)
Complement: up to 190

Propulsion:
CODOG
(Combined Diesel or Gas)
2 x
General Electric/Avio LM2500+ Gas Turbine (20500kW / 27491 hp, each)
2 x SEMT Pielstick 12PA6 STC Diesel Engines (4320 kW / 5793 hp, each)
2 shafts, 2 controllable pitch propellers
1 x bow thruster (1 MW)

Armament:
 
Principal Anti-Air Missile System (PAAMS)

 

1 x
SYLVER A50 (48-cell) Vertical Launching System (VLS)
for a combination of 48
MBDA Aster 15 short range SAM
MBDA Aster 30 medium range SAM
- - -

2 x OtoMelara/Leonardo 76/62SR (3" / 76mm / 62-caliber) guns

8 x MBDA MM40 Exocet Block 3 SSM missiles

1 x SADRAL CIWS launcher (6-cell) for Mistral SAM

2 x GIAT 20F2 20mm machine guns

2 x
WASS/EuroTorp B515/1 single torpedo tubes for Eurotorp MU90 Impact torpedoes

Aviation:
flight deck (24,8x16 m) & hangar for 1 helicopter
NH90 Caiman or similar

Systems:
Selex ES EMPAR phased array G-band multi-purpose radar
BAE/Thales S1850M 3D long range radar

Selex ES RTN-30X fire direction radar
Sagem IRST Vampir MB infrared search & track system
GEM Elettronica AN/SPN-753(V)4 navigation radar
2 x Oto-Melara SCLAR-H chaff/decoy launching system
2 x SLAT (systeme de lutte anti-torpille) anti-torpedo decoys
Thales UMS 4110 CL sonar
Selex ES IFF SIR R/S
SIGEN electronic warfare system
Elettronica 4100 Nettuno ECM system
 
 
 
 
images 

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D 620 FS Forbin

forbin class horizon guided missile air defense frigate d-621 chevalier paul french navy marine nationale 04x
D 621 FS Chevalier Paul



ARMAMENT & DETAILS

forbin class horizon guided missile air defense frigate french navy marine nationale 02 dcns sylver a-50 vls mbda aster-30 sam oto melara mm40 exocet ssm

forbin class horizon guided missile air defense frigate french navy marine nationale 04 armament 20f2 machine gun sclar-h b515/1 torpedo mu90 slat decoy

forbin class horizon guided missile air defense frigate french navy marine nationale 03 oto melara 76/62 sr gun sylver a-50 vertical launching system vls aster-15 30 sam missile
2 x Oto-Melara 76/62 guns and SYLVER A-50 Vertical Launching System (VLS) for MBDA Aster-15 and/or Aster-30 SAM missiles
  
 
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