January 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Baltic Sea for its last mission before withdrawing from active service, the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) “Primauguet” conducted a series of exercises with SNMG1 ( Standard NATO Maritime Group 1 ) and Task Group 357.02 German consisting of four surface buildings.
The “Primauguet” found the German naval group in the night of January 15 to 16 in the Danish Straits, during an anti-ship exercise. The following day, the two nations’ ships conducted several joint exercises, including anti-aircraft exercises, coordinated tactical maneuvers, and refueling at sea with the German Spessart Support Building, part of the SNMG1. Finally, aerial maneuvers were carried out with the helicopter “Super Lynx” of the frigate “Bayern”.
These cooperation exercises have maintained the excellent level of interoperability of French seamen with its Alliance partners. They were also an opportunity to reaffirm France’s solidarity with its allies in this area.
After these training sessions in the Baltic Sea, the FASM “Primauguet” continues its deployment in the North Atlantic Ocean.