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Euronaval 2016: French FTI and export version unveiled (video)

18th October 2016 - 16:11 GMT | by Grant Turnbull, Richard Thomas in Paris


The design for the planned 4,000t Frégate de Taille Intermédiaire (FTI) for the Marine Nationale was unveiled at Euronaval on Tuesday, the latest and expected step in its ongoing fleet regeneration programme.

At a ceremony attended by the French Minster of Defense, Jean-Yves le Drian, a scale model of the vessel was showcased for attending delegations and gathered media. Details of the vessel are scarce although it is suspected that the class will be fitted with a 76mm main gun and feature manned and unmanned rotary capability, with the first due for delivery in 2023. 

It is thought that the

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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