November 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – From September 24 to October 9, FREMM Brittany trained off Virginia and Canada, and made two stops in the United States before entering the “Great North” phase of its deployment that will take her to the Norwegian coast to participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018.
The American part of its deployment was based on several anti-submarine exercises in which the FREMM – NH 90 couple confirmed its excellent performances in this field. Refueling at sea, anti-aircraft and anti-ship exercises completed these maneuvers.
After crossing the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada, doubling the Banks of Newfoundland and then crossing the Strait of Belle-Ile, Brittany conducted an anti-submarine patrol in the North Atlantic and off Greenland. several maritime surveillance flights with his Cayman helicopter as well as training artillery fire.
The FREMM Brittany then measured itself at a dismounted sea for several days as well as at temperatures down to -10 ° C and sailed between the icebergs of the Straits of Denmark.
The presence of Brittany in this region of the globe has several objectives: autonomously ensure the functions “knowledge and anticipation” and allow to test this building of last generation in extreme weather and navigation conditions. The frigate confirms the full availability of its modern equipment and reinforces the knowledge of this strategic area, in three dimensions: underwater, on the water and in the air.
After a stopover in Iceland, Brittany joined the Norwegian coast where she is currently taking part in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018.