April 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – Released for the first time at sea on April 18, 2011, the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Aquitaine has just celebrated its ten years of navigation. Head of series of the Franco-Italian FREMM program conducted within the Joint Organization for Cooperation in Armaments (OCCAR), Aquitaine is recognized for its versatility and flexibility of use.
Now seven in number in line since the reception of FREMM Alsace on April 16, 2021, the multi-mission frigates constitute the backbone of the surface fleet of the French Navy. From support to FOST operations, to the escort of naval air forces, including the precision strike capability allowed by the naval cruise missile (MdCN) or the implementation of special forces; the missions of the FREMM are numerous and recognized in all fields of wrestling. The Aquitaine based in Brest is one of the six FREMMs specializing in anti-submarine warfare and has already covered more than 276,000 nautical miles since leaving the Lorient shipyards.
From the Indian Ocean escorting the Carrier Strike Group, to the Eastern Mediterranean via the North Atlantic, Aquitaine has distinguished itself in many theaters of operations to take part in the Arromanches 15.2, Chammal, Hamilton and several missions. Narval and Beluga deployments. Its contribution to the influence of the French Navy as an ocean-going navy has increased tenfold since the creation of a second crew on August 26, 2019.