Fincantieri to Provide Eight Frigate for Indonesia

June 10, 2021 – Fincantieri, one of the most important shipbuilding groups in the world, and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates, and the related logistical support. The order represents a success for Fincantieri and for the Country, which…

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Languedoc joins the carrier strike group

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Since Saturday May 8, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN), deployed as part of the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, has been reinforced by the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc, thus completing with a second FREMM, the naval system of the Task Force 473 in the eastern Mediterranean. For Rear Admiral Marc Aussedat, commander of the GAN, welcoming…

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10 years of navigation for FREMM Aquitaine

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…

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FREMM Auvergne back in Toulon

April 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Finished bar and machines!” After two months of operational deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean (MEDOR), the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is back in Toulon, its base port. Since its departure on 17 February, activity has been sustained for the “Auvergnats”, reinforced by the sailors of the 31F flotilla detachment. As part of the maritime…

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Italian & French FREMMs Conduct Joint ASW Training

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – After its participation in the NATO exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 21, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc carried out an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the Italian coast with the Italian FREMMs Alpino and Margottini on March 6 and 7. This exercise notably saw the participation of a French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 and the Italian…

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Auvergne Participates in Exercise NOBLE DINA 21

March 15, 2021 (Google Translation) – “The contact is good, classified POSSUB 2! “. The anti-submarine warfare officer transfers contact to the rest of the force, while the helicopter takes off from the helicopter platform. The sensors of the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne and its Caiman once again show their formidable efficiency and will allow the vessel, along with the…

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FS Auvergne Deploys to Eastern Mediterranean

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The multimission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean from its departure from Toulon a few days ago. After having conducted exercises with the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM) deployed for the JEANNE D’ARC 21 mission, the frigate Auvergne operated in the central Mediterranean in associated support to Operation IRINI. Now…

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FS Languedoc Completes Indian Ocean & Hormuz Patrol

November 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Languedoc is back in the Mediterranean after six-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. After a patrol in the eastern Mediterranean and exercise fictitious firing cruise missiles with units of the VI th US Fleet also deployed in the area, the frigate FREMM multi-mission) is docked this week in Toulon. Departing on April 25, the…

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Secretary of the Navy Announces FFG 62 will be USS Constellation

October 7, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced USS Constellation (FFG 62) as the name for the first ship in the new Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) class of ships Oct. 7 while aboard the museum ship Constellation in Baltimore Inner Harbor. The name was selected in honor of the first U.S. Navy ships authorized by Congress…

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