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BRF build programme begins for French Navy
Steel was cut on 18 May for the first of four new Bâtiments Ravitailleurs de Force (BRF) replenishment ships for the French Navy, in a ceremony (pictured) at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) shipyard.
The first ship will be delivered in 2022, the second by 2025 and the remaining two by the beginning of 2029 to replace ageing Durance-class supply vessels.
The French Navy will deploy the BRF ships to support the battlegroup based around its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
‘We are at the very start of a new industrial story, which will feature once again our know-how in design, building and integration of cutting edge technologies,’ said CdA General Manager Laurent Castaing.
CdA is responsible for overall design and the construction of the four ships, as well as systems integration. Its partner Naval Group acts as designer, developer and systems integrator of the military systems on the BRF vessels (including the Polaris Combat Management System).
The four BRF logistical support vessels for the French Navy are being built as part of a €1.7 billion ($1.9 billion) Franco-Italian programme led by OCCAR, on behalf of French procurement agency DGA and its Italian counterpart NAVARM.
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