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France’s new nuclear-powered sub launches MdCN cruise missile for first time

FS Suffren test-launched the Naval Cruise Missile (MdCN) in the Bay of Biscay during its sea trials.

French FDI frigates getting “world’s first” fixed panel IFF interrogator

The French Navy's new Frégate de Défense et d'Intervention (FDI) frigates will be the first to benefit from a new identification friend...

France’s first air-defense FREMM frigate Alsace starts sea trials

French shipbuilder Naval Group announced on October 7 that the first of two air-defense variants of French Navy FREMM frigates has started...

France, Italy starting joint air warfare destroyer mid-life upgrade project

The countries have commissioned a feasibility study for the upgrade project, which will take 12 months to complete.

Fire breaks out aboard French nuclear-powered submarine Perle

A fire broke out in the forward section of the French Rubis-class nuclear-powered submarine FS Perle on June 12.

Video: French SSBN FS Le Téméraire test-launches M51 ballistic missile

The French Navy's ballistic missile submarine FS Le Téméraire test fired an M51 strategic ballistic missile off Finistère on June 12, French...

French Navy orders harbor and coastal tugs from Piriou

The tugs will be assigned to the naval bases in the French cities of Toulon, Brest, Cherbourg, Fort de France and Papeete.

French POM overseas patrol vessels getting Lyncea combat management systems

French shipbuilder SOCARENAM has selected Nexeya France, a Hensoldt company, to deliver six Lyncea combat management systems (CMS) for French Navy's new...

France begins construction of first FLOTLOG fleet replenishment vessel

French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique has cut first steel for the ceremonial start of the construction of the French Navy's first FLOTLOG...

France’s lead Barracuda submarine takes to sea

FS Suffren is scheduled for delivery later this year.

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