La Fayette Class Frigate

The ship’s surface-to-surface missile is the Exocet MM40 from MBDA (formerly EADS Aerospatiale). Two four-cell launchers are installed in a midship position between the two masts.



  • La Fayette Class multipurpose stealth frigate serving with the French Navy
  • Fully integrated communications system aboard a La Fayette Class Frigate
  • La Fayette stealth frigate crashing through high seas
  • MM40 block 2 sea-skimming missile being fired
  • La Fayette Class Courbet frigate seen from face on
  • Thales TAVITAC 2000 combat data system in use
  • 24 VT1 Crotale missile system being launched
  • La Fayette frigate deck area seen from the rear