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French frigate Jean Bart (D615)
FS Jean Bart 1.jpg
Career (France)
Name: Jean Bart
Namesake: Jean Bart
Status: 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 diesel engines
2 fixed pitch 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
  • The Jean Bart (D615) is an anti-air frigate of the French Marine Nationale of the Cassard type. She is the eighth[1] vessel of the French Navy named after the privateer Jean Bart. She was commissioned on 3 March 1991.[2]

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

    On 12 April 2008, Jean Bart was used to capture the pirates of Le Ponant. She took part in Operation Unified Protector until she returned to her home port Toulon in April 2011.[3]

    1. list of predecessors bearing the same name
    2., accessed on 04 Jul 2011

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