France Selects First Equipment Suppliers For 5 Medium-sized Frigates

- Mar 27, 2018-

The Naval Group has selected the first equipment suppliers for five future medium-sized frigates (FTIs) purchased by the French Ministry of Defense.


In implementing the procurement contract framework signed in April 2017 with the French Defense Procurement Agency, the Naval Group has begun to select equipment suppliers for its plan to build a future medium-sized frigates. It is expected that the first frigate will be delivered to the French Navy in 2023.but welding reducer


Frédéric Massa, Head of Purchasing at Naval Group, points out, “We have great hopes for our suppliers because the success of the frigate construction plan depends on their commitment to fulfill their commitment to deliver the data and equipment they are responsible for at the desired quality level in real time. So we chose their ability to implement the French strategic plan." WN flange


To date, the suppliers in the phase have been: Axima, a supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; CNIM, a sonar hatch and torpedo hatch supplier; Ixblue, a navigation device and its computer supplier; Mmardo caliber medium caliber gun system supplier Leonardo company; missile launcher related integration and service provider MBDA company; world's leading large diesel engine manufacturer MTU company; optoelectronic identification system supplier Safran Electronics and defense company; Thales, a provider of electronic surface warfare suites, IFF systems and communications systems. glenflange


The French version of the Belh@rra frigate is a world-class frigate with anti-submarine warfare capabilities designed to meet the needs of the French Navy and has a displacement of approximately 4,000 tons. The frigate will have the ability to extend its self-defense and special forces deployment. In addition, the frigate will integrate Thales SEA FIRE four flat antenna radars and will be equipped with MBDA's Aster 30 and Exocet missile reconfigurable firing installations.