RSS Formidable was launched

Wednesday, 7th July 2004

RSS Formidable was launched in France and was fully commissioned on 5 May 2007. In March 2000, the Singapore Ministry of Defence awarded the contract to DCNS, Direction des Constructions Navales Services is a naval defence company based in France, for the design and construction of six frigates. Construction of the Formidable began in late 2002, when the keel was laid down in Lorient on November 2002. Under the arrangement, DCNS was to design and build the first frigate in its Lorient yard in France while the remaining five frigates were to be built locally by Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine at its Benoi yard in Singapore.

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