The Royal Moroccan Navy’s second multi-mission SIGMA-class frigate has successfully completed sea acceptance trials (SATs) conducted by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the North Sea.

The sea trials were performed in cooperation with the Moroccan Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy.

During the SATs the 98m-long frigate, along with its complete suite of sensor weapons and communications systems, was
extensively tested.

The SIGMA-class frigates have been designed to perform traditional naval tasks and maritime security operations, as well as support humanitarian aid operations.

DSNS is building three such frigates for the navy, with the second scheduled for delivery in February 2012, while the third vessel is still under construction.