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Second SIGMA class frigate successfully completes sea trials

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SIGMA class frigate of the Royal Moroccan navy. Photo: DSNS.

VLISSINGEN (BNS): Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has successfully completed the sea acceptance trials (SAT) for the second SIGMA class frigate of the Royal Moroccan navy in the North Sea, the company announced Tuesday.

During the SAT, a very intensive programme was carried out in which the platforms as well as the sensor weapons and communications suite are extensively tested. The tests were performed by representatives of the yard in close cooperation with representatives of the subcontractors, the Royal Moroccan navy and the Royal Netherlands navy.

The first SIGMA frigate was transferred to the Royal Moroccan Navy on 10th September 2011.

The second 98 meters long SIGMA class frigate is scheduled to be delivered in February 2012 while the third frigate is still under construction at the Damen yard in Vlissingen and is scheduled for Sea Acceptance Trials in May 2012.

The three SIGMA-class frigates for the Royal Moroccan Navy have been designed according to Schelde Naval Shipbuilding's revolutionary SIGMA-approach and are a further development of the SIGMA-corvettes for the Indonesian Navy.

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