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FS La Fayette 2.jpg
Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Laid down: 15 December 1990
Launched: 13 June 1992
Commissioned: 22 March 1996
Homeport: Toulon
Fate: In active service
General characteristics
Displacement: 3200 tonnes, 3600 tonnes fully loaded
Length: 125 m
Beam: 15.4 m
Draught: 4,8 m
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 x Air/Surface DRBV 15C sentry radar
1 x firing control radar for the 100 mm gun
1 x DRBN34 navigation radar

1 x DRBN34 landing radar
Electronic warfare
and decoys:

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

1 x Inmarsat
Armament:

1 x 100 mm TR automatic gun
2 x 20 mm modèle F2 guns
1 x Crotale CN2 launcher (8 missiles on the launcher, 18 missiles in magazine)
16 Aster 15 missiles in vertical launchers

8 x Exocet MM40 block II missiles
Armour: munition magazine and control centre
Aircraft carried: 1 x 10-tonne helicopter (Panther or NH90)

The La Fayette is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French 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. The same class is also used by the Royal Saudi Navy.

Popular culture

The La Fayette (F710) was featured in the 17th James Bond film GoldenEye in 1995.

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See also

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