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DCNS delivered fifth Formidable-class frigate to the Republic of Singapore Navy

22 Oct 2007

The 19th October, DCNS delivered RSS Stalwart, the fifth Formidable-class frigate to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). RSS Stalwart will now join the RSN for advanced trials and qualification.

The contract signed in March 2000 by wholly-owned DCNS subsidiary DCN International and the RSN calls for the delivery of six Formidable-class frigates and associated logistic support and technology transfers. The first-of-class RSS Formidable, delivered in July 2005, was designed and built by DCNS's Lorient shipyard. The other five are being built under a major technology transfer programme by local contractor Singapore Technologies Marine at a rate of one ship every five months.

Formidable-class multirole frigates feature improved stealth, high redundancy of equipments, and a level of automation compatible with a complement of just 70. These vessels displace 3,200 tonnes for a length overall of 115 metres. The high-performance combat system enables Formidable-class frigates to undertake anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-surface missions in intense electronic warfare environments using network-centric warfare (NCW) capabilities.



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