French frigate La Fayette (F710)

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For other ships of the same name, see French ship La Fayette.
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Career (France)
Name: La Fayette
Namesake: Marquis de Lafayette
Laid down: 15 December 1990
Launched: 13 June 1992
Commissioned: 22 March 1996
Homeport: Toulon
Fate: In active service
General characteristics
Class & type: La Fayette-class frigate
Displacement: 3200 tonnes, 3600 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 125 m (410 ft)
Beam: 15.4 m (51 ft)
Draught: 4.8 m (16 ft)
Propulsion: 4 diesel SEMT Pielstick 12PA6V280 STC2, 21000 hp (15 400 kW)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h), 9000 at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Complement:

12 officers
68 non-commissioned officers

61 men
Sensors and
processing systems:

1 × Air/Surface DRBV 15C sentry radar
1 × firing control radar for the 100 mm gun
1 × DRBN34 navigation radar

1 × DRBN34 landing radar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:

1 × Saïgon ARBG 1 radio interceptor
1 × ARBR 21 radar interceptor
2 × Dagaie Mk2 chaff launcher
1 × AN/SLQ-25 Nixie tugged noise maker
1 × Prairie-Masker noise reduction system
1 × Syracuse II

1 × Inmarsat
Armament:

(Provision for future 16 × Aster 15 missiles in VLS)

Anti-ship;

  • 8 × Exocet MM40 block II anti-ship missiles

Guns;

CIWS;

  • 1 × Crotale CN2 launcher (8 missiles on the launcher with 16 reload)
Armour: On sensitive areas (munition magazine and control centre)
Aircraft carried: 1 × helicopter (Panther or NH90)

The La Fayette is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French Navy (Marine Nationale). She is the second French vessel named after the 18th century general Marquis de Lafayette. She is the lead ship of the class, which is also used by the Royal Saudi Navy.

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In popular culture[edit]

  • The La Fayette (F710), was featured in the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, in as the site for the unveiling of the Eurocopter Tiger, which is subsequently stolen in the film.
  • The 1997 video game, Goldeneye 007, released for the Nintendo 64, includes a hostage rescue mission on board the La Fayette.
  • It is featured 2014 in Wargame: Red Dragon in which is used in NATO-side along with other ships.

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