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Farmaroc: RMN ASW FREMM – 701 Mohammed VI


RMN FREMM frigate details

The Royal Moroccan Navy frigate has been built as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) version, fitted with torpedoes, vertical launch self defence missiles and an active towed array sonar.


Crew: 108
Accommodation: 145 to 180
Performance: Speed: >27 kts / Range: 6,000 nm @ 15 kts
Endurance: 45 days
Displacement: 6,000 tonnes
Propulsion: CODLOG (Combined diesel electric or gas)
Aircraft: 2x 11 ton medium class helicopters (1 Deck + 1 Hangar)
Dimensions: Length: 142 m / Bream: 20 m / Maximum Draft: 7.3 m

Missiles and Weaponry

Anti-air missiles:

  • 16x MBDA ASTER 15 or MICA VL in SYLVER A43 VLS Launchers

Anti-ship missiles:

  • 8x MBDA Exocet MM40 Block III in MBDA ITL 70A-B3 quadruple launchers


  • 1x Oto Melara 76 Super Rapid main gun
  • 2x Giat 20mm F2


  • 4x TLTs for 19x MU-90 torpedoes

Sensors, Electronics and Decoys

Combat Management and Information Systems:

  • DCNS SETIS Combat Management System (CMS)
  • Thales SIC 21 Command and Control Information System (C2IS)
  • Terma SCANTER 2001 X-band Navigation, Surface Search and Short Range Air Surveillance Radar System
  • Shipmaster onboard monitoring and surveillance safety system.
  • SOFRESUD Quick Pointing Device (QPD)


  • 1x Sagem Vigy MM Multi-mission naval electro-optical fire control system
  • 1x Thales ARTEMIS naval Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system

Radars and ESM:

  • 1x Thales HERAKLES Phased Array 3D Multi Function Radar
  • 1x Thales ARBR 21 (DR 3000S) radar warning receiver
  • 1x Thales VIGILE ESM/ELINT system
  • 1x Thales TSB 3520 ATC & IFF Combined Interrogator Transponder
  • 1x Thales ALTESSE X wideband Communication ESM and communications intelligence (C-ESM/COMINT)
  •  1x Precision approach radar


  • 1x Thales UMS 4110 CL Low Frequency Active and Passive Bow Mounted Sonar (BMS)
  • 1x Thales CAPTAS 4 / UMS 4249 Low Frequency Active and Passive Variable Depth Sonar (VDS)

Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:

  • 2x SAGEM NGDS (New Generation Dagaie System) multiple decoy launchers
  • 2x DCNS CONTRALTO-V Torpedo Defence System


  • Link 11, 16 and 22.
  • Satellite System Link SURFSAT-L
  • Thales Aquilon FICS (Fully Integrated Communication System)
  • Thales TUUM-6 Digital Underwater Communication System
  • Sailor 500 FleetBoardband satellite communication system.
  • Thales TRN 4000 TRG/TRN V/UHF Fixed Frequency Transceiver
  • Thales PARTNER Communication Management System
  • thales NGIN Voice Over IP system


  • Sagem SIGMA 40 Inertial Nagivation System


  • SAMAHE safety helicopter traversing system

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