Quiet Elegance for SEA5000

The great French aircraft designer Marcel Dassault was fond of saying that for a plane to fly well, it must be beautiful. If the same logic applies to warships then the French frigates known as FREMM (Frégate européenne multi-mission) will sail exceptionally well. One of the top contenders for Australia’s Future Frigate program, these 6,000 tonne vessels of the ‘Acquitaine’ class seem to tick many of the right boxes, being highly capable platforms that are at the midway point of their delivery phase.

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February 2016