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


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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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    Typical Max
FR French Navy EC AS365 Dauphin 2 11

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FR DCNS - Lorient - 2

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FRFrench NavyD614CassardFACD1988--
FRFrench NavyD615Jean BartFAJB1991--

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1982-sep-3Laid downFR D614 Cassard
1985-feb-6LaunchedFR D614 Cassard
1986-mar-12Laid downFR D615 Jean Bart
1988-mar-19LaunchedFR D615 Jean Bart
1988-jul-29CommissionedFR D614 Cassard
1991-sep-1CommissionedFR D615 Jean Bart
2005-jun-24DeploymentFR D615 Jean Bart Fleet Review: Trafalgar 200 Present at Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, off Lee anchorage
2005-jul-1Port VisitFR D615 Jean Bart Present at International Festival of the Sea 2005, Portsmouth
2010-apr-9Port VisitFR D614 Cassard from 9 to 12 April Cuxhaven Germany
2011-jun-19HomeportFR D614 Cassard Toulon
2014-oct-22DeploymentFR D615 Jean Bart departed Toulon for 6 month deployment support the USS Carl Vinson in Task Force 50.
2016-aprDeploymentFR D615 Jean Bart Opération Chammal Deployed against ISIS
2016-sepDeploymentFR D614 Cassard Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS
2019-oct-10DeploymentFR 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.

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