FREMM Aquitaine Fires an MU90 Torpedo

May 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – During its operational refresher training (RANO), the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine successfully conducted, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, an exercise firing of the MU90 torpedo.

The A crew of the FREMM Aquitaine regained possession of the frigate on Saturday 24 April. The RANO course organized for his benefit by the training division of the Naval Action Force (FAN) from Monday 3 to Friday 7 May confirmed the aptitude of its sailors to lead a wide spectrum of missions while navigating in safety.

“Combat post, combat post”, these few words punctuated the daily life of Aquitaine sailors last week. Under the watchful eye of the FAN coaches, the exercises are linked: aviation implementation, artillery fire, disaster response, air defense exercises, anti-submarine warfare, high intensity combat training and the implementation of the naval cruise missile, etc. At the end of these exercises, each action is deciphered, analyzed and is the subject of recommendations which are immediately integrated and implemented by the crew to achieve the best possible operational level. Each exercise, from the most usual to the rarest, allows sailors to acquire the right reflexes, to mechanize their movements, to memorize the procedures.

Highlight of this week, a MU90 torpedo fire was successfully conducted on Wednesday May 5th. It is part of a process to prepare the crews of the Naval Action Force for high intensity operations, a major focus of the Mercator plan. The requirement of training is the guarantee of the ability of Navy units to be deployed in all theaters, for all types of operations.

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