FR La Fayette class

FR Floreal class


Frigate La Fayette class

The FL-3000 ( Fregate Legere de 3.000 tonnes ) or FLF ( Fregate Legere Furtive ) are multi-mission frigates that established the basis for future designs with their clean superstructure made around angled sides.

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
SA FFG Al Riyadh class 1996
TW Kang Ding class 1996
SG FFG Formidable class 2007


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3600full load (tn)
125length (m)
15.40beam (m)
5.90draught (m)
25max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine diesel - SEMT Pielstick
1Missile Launcher Crotale SAM
8Missile Launcher MM40 Exocet
1Naval Gun Creusot-Loire 100 mm
2Naval Gun single 20 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-15C Sea Tiger Mk2


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    Typical Max
FR French Navy EC AS365 Dauphin 2 12
UK Royal Navy Westland Lynx 02

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FR DCNS - Lorient - 5

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FRFrench NavyF710La FayetteFAYE1996--
TWROCNFFG-1202Kang Ding class ROCS Kang Ding1996--
TWROCNFFG-1203Kang Ding class ROCS Si Ning1996--
FRFrench NavyF711SurcoufFASF1997--
FRFrench NavyF712CourbetFACO1997--
TWROCNFFG-1205Kang Ding class ROCS Kun Ming1997--
TWROCNFFG-1206Kang Ding class ROCS Di Hua1997--
TWROCNFFG-1207Kang Ding class ROCS Wu Chang1997--
TWROCNFFG-1208Kang Ding class ROCS Chen Te1998--
FRFrench NavyF713AconitFBAT1999--
FRFrench NavyF714GuepratteFAGT2001--
SGSingapore Navy68Formidable class RSS FormidableS6KI2007--
SGSingapore Navy69Formidable class RSS IntrepidS6KJ2008--
SGSingapore Navy70Formidable class RSS SteadfastS6KK2008--
SGSingapore Navy71Formidable class RSS TenaciousS6KL2008--
SGSingapore Navy72Formidable class RSS StalwartS6KM2009--
SGSingapore Navy73Formidable class RSS SupremeS6KN2009--

17 units


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1990-dec-15Laid downFR F710 La Fayette
1992-jun-13LaunchedFR F710 La Fayette
1992-jul-6Laid downFR F711 Surcouf
1993-mar-3LaunchedFR F714 Guepratte
1993-jul-3LaunchedFR F711 Surcouf
1993-sep-15Laid downFR F712 Courbet
1994-mar-12LaunchedFR F712 Courbet
1996-mar-22CommissionedFR F710 La Fayette
1996-aug-5Laid downFR F713 Aconit as Jaureguiberry
1997-feb-7CommissionedFR F711 Surcouf
1997-apr-1CommissionedFR F712 Courbet
1997-jun-8LaunchedFR F713 Aconit as Aconit
1998-oct-1Laid downFR F714 Guepratte
1999-marAircraftFR F712 Courbet on board Dauphin 505
1999-jun-6CommissionedFR F713 Aconit
2001-oct-27CommissionedFR F714 Guepratte
2010-jun-12HomeportFR F711 Surcouf Toulon
2010-jun-12HomeportFR F713 Aconit Toulon
2010-jun-12HomeportFR F712 Courbet Toulon
2011DeploymentFR F712 Courbet Operation Unified Protector engaged in airborne mine detection and coordinating Naval Gunfire Support with embarked Panther of 36F
2012-nov-12AircraftFR F711 Surcouf Combined Task Force 150 815 NAS 217 Flt Lynx HMA.8 operating from FS Surcouf as part of the Lancaster House Treaty. The deployment is part of European anti-piracy Operation Atalanta, off the Horn of Africa. 217 Flt is ex-HMS Liverpool and is due to return to the UK in Mar 2013.
2015-junDeploymentFR F711 Surcouf Combined Task Force 150 Indian Ocean with CTF150
2017-apr-15Port VisitFR F712 Courbet visited Ho Chi Minh City for a week, in company with FS Mistral, as part of the 2017 Vietnam-France defence cooperation plan.
2017-may-27Port VisitFR F712 Courbet weekend visit to Darwin, in company with FS Mistral.
2017-sepDeploymentFR F710 La Fayette assigned NATO SNMG2
2018-apr-22FR F711 Surcouf 3 day visit to Jakarta, in company with FS Dixmude and HMS Albion. Departed 25 Apr.

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