She was built by SOCARENAM, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France and was launched on 30 August 1993 before being comissioned into the feet on 15 December 1993.
With a displacement of 250t she is 28.3m long with a 7.7m beam and 3.8m draught.
Powered by a Baudouin 12P15-2SR ( 800 hp ) engine via a single propeller she can make 10 knots and has a range of 3,600nm at this speed.
Complement is 24 personnel.
She is the lead vessel in the Antares Class, her sister ships are Altair & Aldebaran.
Armament consists of a single 12.7mm machine gun.