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Future of the French Navy

French Navy
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The French Navy is undertaking a significant reinforcement, both in modernising and in number, begun under the Projet de loi de programmation militaire 2003–2008 ("Military programme law project 2003–2008"),[1] which notably includes an ongoing force of 15 large frigate/destroyer sized ships of the Horizon-class, Aquitaine-class and La Fayette-class.

The equipment will also be modernised, notably:


  1. ^ (French) Projet de loi programmation militaire pour les années 2003 à 2008. Retrieved on March 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Saunders (2007), pg 245.
  3. ^ a b c d "Update to French Military Planning Law Means New Capabilities for Lafayette Class Frigates". Navy Reocgnition. 2015-05-21. 
  4. ^ Saunders (2007), pg 232.