On April 29, the first of four supply vessels (BRF-Bâtiments Ravitailleurs de Force in French) was launched in Saint-Nazaire, the French Navy (Marine Nationale).
The FlotLog program is part of the French-Italian collaboration within the Logistics Supportship (LSS) program, led by OCCAR on behalf of the French Defense Procurement Service (DGA) and its Italian counterpart NAVARM.
The Jack ChevalierNamed after the father of French nuclear propulsion and a naval engineer, it will carry up to 31,000 tons at full load, making it the second heaviest ship in the French Navy after the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.Based in Turon
The first sea trial will begin in late 2022 and the first unit will be delivered.
The first half of 2023.
Safran Electronics & Defense PASEO XLR Ultra-long-range Navy optronic identification and fire control system for all four vessels in its class Vestdavit The Chantiers de l’Atlantique won the bid to supply the BRF with a davit system.The RAPID Fire naval artillery system Developed by a consortium formed by Thales and Nexter, it was chosen as the main gun and CIWS of the class (two systems per ship). MBDA offers two SIMBA DRC missile systems. GE provides a propulsion system (MV7000 drive) Of the ship.
Main features of BRF vessels
Gross tongue: 28,700 GRT
Displacement at full load: 31,000 tons
Overall length: 194m
Overall width: 27.60 m
Number of crew members: 190 (including 130 crew members and 60 passengers)
Total deadweight: 14,870 tons
Cargo volume: 13,000 m3
Total installed capacity: 24 MW
Artillery: 40mm gun
Polaris® Combat Management System
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