About This File
This model represents the Aquitaine class frigate of the French Navy, in service from 2012 to present. The Aquitaine is the first ship of the FREMM (Fregate europeenne multi-mission) program, designed to replace the Cold War era frigates of the French and Italian navies.
At the time of this writing, only three of the class have been comissioned for the French Navy, but at least nine are planned. Two have been sold to foreign navies (Morocco and Egypt). The Italian FREMM differs significantly in loadout and mission, and is not included in this package.
The Aquitaine is armed with a super-rapid 76mm gun, 20mm Narwhal remote weapons, eight MM40 Block 3 Exocet missiles, and 32 Aster 15 SAMs in Sylver VLS. (The sound effect for the Aster missiles is taken from actual test footage.) The flight deck can support one medium helicopter.
See the readme for full details and credits. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or constructive criticisms regarding this model, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you!
Special thanks to FRPignon for the hull number decals.
What's New in Version 1.1
- 2015/07/21 Updated Aster 30 data
- 2015/06/24 Initial release