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     F-710 La Fayette      

Photo byFebruary 2008. Mediterranean Sea. Photo by A. Andreev.

Country: France.
Class, [Type]:  La Fayette, [FFG].
Homeport: Toulon.

Callsign: FAYE ( Foxtrot Alfa Yankee Echo )

Builder: Lorient Dockyard, France.
Laid down: 15 December 1990.
Launch date: 13 June 1992.
Commission date: 22 March 1996.

Displacement ( tons ): 3200 standard, 3600 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 125 x 15,5 x 5.
Main machinery: 4 x SEMT-Pielstick  diesels ( 21000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 25.
Range ( miles ): 7000 at 15 knots.
Complement: 153 ( 12 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 100mm TR automatic gun, 2 x 1 F2 20mm, 2 x 1 12,7mm.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 4 MM40 Exocet Block2; SAM: 1 x 8 Crotale CN2 ( 24 missiles ).

Radar: Air/Surface search: DRBV-15C; Navigation: DRBN-34.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x Dagaie Mk2, AN/SLQ-25 Nixie towed acoustic torpedo decoy; ECM/ESM: ARBR-21 ( intercept ), ARBB-33 Salamandre ( jammer), ARBG-2 Maigret.
Helicopter: 1 x AS-565MA Panther or NH-90.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2003 | 2015 | 2017

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Additional photo:

Additional photo Magnify image   March 2015. Odessa. Photo by A. Odaynik.

Additional photo Magnify image   AS-565MA Panther organic helicopter on board the FNS    La Fayette.

 


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