The spanking new French frigate Aquitaine put in to Halifax today as part of its first "Long Cruise" Following commissioning in November 23, 2012, the FREMM (frégate multi-mission) has been working up with various milestones, such as first replenishment at sea (January), first missile firing (Ferbruary) and most recently on April 9 a replenishment at sea from a USN T-AO off Norfolk.
The features of the FREMM are too numerous to mention, but there are scores of excellent descriptions and videos on the net:
Given the tendency of visiting naval ships to pass east of George's Island on departure, there is little chance of better pictures when the ship leaves, but I will update this post if I get more.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
FS Aquitaine - a first look
Labels: FREMM, FS Aquitaine
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Great..!! The Italian frigates will be armed with the SAAM Aster 15 missile system for air-defence capability and and also Teseo mk2ReplyDelete
Image of Launching Missile from frigate
It is six frigates for the Italian and 11 frigates for french