FR F70 AA class

FR F70 type class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer F70 AA class

The Cassard class is the air defense variant of the F70 type "frigate" and is powered with diesel engines only. Only two of the four planned ships were built before production changed to the La Fayette class. The third ship was to be named Courbet


4500full load (tn)
139length (m)
14beam (m)
6draught (m)
8000range (nm)
25max speed (knots)
42000power (shp)

4Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick

1Missile Launcher Mk 11 Tartar
2Missile Launcher Sadral six cell launcher

1Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
2Chaff and decoys Dagaie Mark.2 (AMBL-1B)

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19882019FRFrench NavyD614CassardFACD
19912021FRFrench NavyD615Jean BartFAJB

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1982-sep-03Laid downLaid down FR D614 Cassard
1985-feb-06LaunchedLaunched FR D614 Cassard
1986-mar-12Laid downLaid down FR D615 Jean Bart
1988-mar-19LaunchedLaunched FR D615 Jean Bart
1988-jul-29CommissionedCommissioned FR D614 Cassard
1991-sep-01CommissionedCommissioned FR D615 Jean Bart
2005-jun-24DeploymentDeployment FR D615 Jean Bart Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Lee anchorage
2005-jul-01Port VisitPort Visit FR D615 Jean Bart Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2010-apr-09Port VisitPort Visit FR D614 Cassard from 9 to 12 April Cuxhaven Germany
2011-jun-19HomeportHomeport FR D614 Cassard Toulon
2014-oct-22DeploymentDeployment FR D615 Jean Bart departed Toulon for 6 month deployment support the USS Carl Vinson in Task Force 50.
2016-aprDeploymentDeployment FR D615 Jean Bart Opération Chammal Deployed against ISIS
2016-sepDeploymentDeployment FR D614 Cassard Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS
2019DecommissionedDecommissioned FR D614 Cassard
2019-oct-10DeploymentDeployment FR D615 Jean Bart Combined Task Force 150 While operating in Arabian Sea as part of CTF150, identified and detained a suspicious vessel. In a subsequent search in cooperation with HMS Montrose , a significant quantity of narcotics were seized.
2020-mayDeploymentDeployment FR D615 Jean Bart EUNAVFOR MED IRINI
2020-oct-16DeploymentDeployment FR D615 Jean Bart departed Toulon NB and embarked a Panther of 36F, for the European maritime security operation around the Strait of Hormuz. Relieved Languedoc and returned 5 Mar 2021.
2021-marDecommissionedDecommissioned FR D615 Jean Bart

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