France's new warship will have an inverted bow and 2.2-ton radar panels


Like most ship frigates between 2,200 and 5,500 tonnes, its main missions will be to watch out for threatening ships, as well as aircraft and submarines. Foreign direct investment of 4,960 tonnes and 394 feet will also be equipped to handle the so-called asymmetric military threats: the dangers posed by terrorists, drug cartels or smugglers – in short, who is not supported by a state. Like traditional frigates, they will patrol and control France's huge maritime exclusive economic zone – at 4,513,920 square miles, it is the largest in the world. It will also be able to defend itself with anti-missile and anti-aircraft missiles, light torpedoes and weapons.