FR Horizon class

CNGF class

Guided-Missile Destroyer


Guided-Missile Destroyer Horizon class


5290light (tn)
7300full load (tn)
153length (m)
20beam (m)
7.50draught (m)
29max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG

1Missile Launcher Aster VLS
8Missile Launcher MM40 Exocet
1Missile Launcher Sadral six cell launcher

3Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
2Naval Gun single 20 mm

1Naval Radar long range search S1850M

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2008--FRFrench NavyD620Forbin
2009--FRFrench NavyD621Chevalier Paul

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2004-jan-16Laid downLaid down FR D620 Forbin
2005-jan-13Laid downLaid down FR D621 Chevalier Paul
2005-mar-10LaunchedLaunched FR D620 Forbin
2006-jul-12LaunchedLaunched FR D621 Chevalier Paul
2008-dec-19CommissionedCommissioned FR D620 Forbin
2009-decCommissionedCommissioned FR D621 Chevalier Paul
2010-mar-18 FR D621 Chevalier Paul First launch of Exocet MM40 Block III by a french vessel
2010-apr-09Port VisitPort Visit FR D620 Forbin from 9 to 11 April Cuxhaven Germany
2010-jun-13 FR D620 Forbin Participated with 100 years AERONAVALE with R91 Charles de Gaulle at Rade d Hyeres.
2010-oct-15 FR D621 Chevalier Paul first visit to Malta
2011-janDeploymentDeployment FR D620 Forbin operating in the Indian Ocean, accompanied by Tourville.
2011-mar-22DeploymentDeployment FR D620 Forbin Operation Unified Protector joined with FS Charles de Gaulle, to augment Task Force 473 off Libya for Operation Harmattan.
2015-marDeploymentDeployment FR D620 Forbin NH90 NFH Caïman first operational deployment on board the Horizon class
2015-apr-19DeploymentDeployment FR D621 Chevalier Paul operating in northern Arabian Gulf as part of Task Force TF473 with FS Jean de Vienne and joined with FS Var (flagship of CTF-150).
2016-sepDeploymentDeployment FR D621 Chevalier Paul Opération Chammal Part of French Carrier Group against ISIS
2021-mayDeploymentDeployment FR D620 Forbin Formidable Shield 2021
2023-janAircraftAircraft FR D620 Forbin cross landing deck exercise with Japan SH-60K 70

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