ADMIRAL RONARC'H class
Country of Origin: France
The French navy is developing the ADMIRAL RONARC'H-class (pronounced Ronar) frigates to replace its LA FAYETTE-class frigates, which entered service in the mid-1990s. The design was initially referred to as the Intermediate Size Frigate (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire, FTI) and later as the Escort and Intervention Frigate (Fregate de Defense et d'Intervention, FDI). HULL: The class features an unusual tumblehome hull design, in which the beam narrows above the waterline with...
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