French frigate Cassard
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|Laid down:||3 September 1982|
|Launched:||6 February 1985|
|Commissioned:||29 July 1988|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Cassard-class frigate|
|Length:||139 m (456 ft)|
|Beam:||14 m (46 ft)|
|Draught:||6 m (20 ft)|
|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|
|Aircraft carried:||1 × Panther anti-submarine helicopter|
Cassard was fitted with a number of prototype equipment which were later incorporated into the La Fayette-class frigates.
In April 2016, Cassard was named as one of the ships participating in Operation Griffin Strike, a test of the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force between the French and British armed forces.
- "UK and France launch rapid deployment exercise". Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom). 10 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
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