Final French ASW Variant Placed in Service

June 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – The sixth multi-mission frigate (FREMM) in a series of eight, Normandy has just been admitted to active service by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Prazuck, on June 3, 2020.

Built in Lorient, the FREMM Normandie began its sea trials in February 2019. It was delivered to the French Navy on July 16, 2019, and had reached Brest, its home port, a few weeks earlier.

In mid-December, FREMM Normandie left Brest to begin its long-term deployment (DLD) . During this deployment, she participated in numerous exercises with the Allied navies: cross exercises and C2X operational preparation by integrating the Carrier Strike Group 10 ( CSG 10 ) of the US 2 nd Fleet or participation in exercise TG20 in Norway involving the NATO forces of the Standing NATO maritime group one (SNMG1). She also tested the L22, the new secure and ruggedized link standard for the exchange of tactical information between military units. Concluding its long-term deployment, in March 2020 the FREMM joined the carrier strike group on a Foch 2020 mission .

Today admitted to active service, FREMM integrates the naval action force. Its name honors the memory of all those who died in June 1944 on the Normandy beaches, sacrificing their lives for the benefit of freedom. Its pennant brings to life the Viking spirit, that of the people who came to Drakkar to conquer the Normandy region, that which encourages sailors to go forward, as a crew.

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