During a ceremony on November 16 at the French naval base in Toulon, Naval Group handed over Lorraine, the eighth Aquitaine-class FREMM (frégate européenne multi-mission) frigate for the French Navy, to France’s defense procurement agency Direction générale de l’armement (DGA).
The second of two frigates constructed to a modified FREMM DA (défense aérienne) standard, Lorraine is the last frigate in the class to be constructed by Naval Group for the French Navy.
Lorraine was laid down in 2018 and debuted in November 2020. Alsace, the first FREMM DA to be constructed, was delivered in April 2021. Naval Group delivered the first six ships in the program, which were built as anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variants, between 2012 and 2019.