DCNS has delivered the multimission frigate Mohammed VI to the Royal Navy of Morocco without delay.
His Excellency Prince Moulay Rachid El Alaoui, brother of the King of Morocco, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister of Defence and Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO of DCNS attended the handover ceremony.
The frigate Mohammed VI is the second vessel of the class designed and built by DCNS in a production run of 12 ships for the navies of French and Morocco. The frigate is optimized for anti-submarine warfare.
Chairman and CEO of DCNS, Patrick Boissier, said that the Mohammed VI is a special warship for DCNS because Morocco was the first country after France to acquire this type of a frigate, built by DCNS.
Twelve ships are included in the FREMM programme, which consists of eleven frigates for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy.
|FREMM MOHAMMED VI SPECIFICATIONS|
|Complement||108 (including helicopter crew)|
|Range||6,000 nm at 15 knots|
Naval Today Staff, January 31, 2014; Image: DCNS