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French frigate Cassard (D 614)
Cassard 1.jpg
Career (France)
Fate: In active service
General characteristics
Class & type: Cassard-class frigate
Displacement: 4500 t
Length: 139 m
Beam: 14 m
Draught: 6 m

4 Pielstick PA6 BTC disesel engines
2 fixed pace propellers

4 diesel-alternators (3400 kW) for electrical plant
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km) at 17 knots (31 km/h)
Troops: room for special forces

22 officers
142 non-commissioned officers

80 enlisted personnel
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • DRBV26C sentry radar
  • 1 DRBJ11B tri-dimensional air sentry radar
  • 1 DIBV2A infra-red alert system
  • 2 DRBN34 navigation and landing radar
  • 1 DUBV 24C hull sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • 1 ARBR 17 radar detector
  • 1 SAIGON radio emission detector
  • 1 ARBB 33 jammer
  • 2 SAGAIE NG decoy launchers
  • 2 DAGAIE decoy launchers
  • 1 Syracuse II system
  • Armament:




    • 2 x fixed torpedo tubes (10x L5 mod 4 torpedoes)



    • 2 x Sadral sextuple launcher (39 x Mistral CIWS anti-air missiles)
    Aircraft carried:
  • 1 x Panther anti-submarine helicopter
  • Tartar SM1 missile on the Cassard.

    The Cassard (D614) is an anti-aircraft frigate of the French Marine Nationale, lead ship of the Cassard type. She is the 10th vessel of the French Navy named after the 18th century captain Jacques Cassard.

    The Cassard was fitted with a number of prototype equipments which were later incorporated in the La Fayette type frigates.

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