September 26, 2016 - On 1 September 2016, the multi-mission frigate Languedoc arrived in New York, in the United States for the first stop of its deployment of long duration (DLD). After fitting Toulon then a technical stopover in Brest, the frigate and her crew crossed the Atlantic. Many exercises and tests on building capacities have marked this transit from east to west.
The cap was then placed on Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada's main naval base in the Atlantic where the Languedoc took part in the exercise "Cutlass Fury 2016", from 9 to 23 September 2016.
In anti-submarine dominant, this multinational operational training of nearly 3,000 sailors and 18 units of Canadian marines, American, British, Spanish and French: fighter aircraft, maritime patrol aircraft, frigates, tankers, submarines nuclear attack.
This training with allied nations allowed to experience all the building operational capabilities, to show the interoperability of NATO's allied forces and draw valuable lessons.
The Languedoc was inserted into the Canadian Task Group. The new French frigate was particularly well observed by Canadians who wish to renew their fleet today.
The deployment of long-term is a decisive step in the verification of military capabilities of the building, before admission to active duty. This is a period at sea carried away, long and crew to test the building and its systems and allow its total ownership sailors. During the DLD, the FREMM Languedoc will have the opportunity to work and train with allied navies. She will also participate in supporting the export of French industry.
|After a briefing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, maneuvers in the sea are linked to a steady pace. The crew of the Languedoc has implemented its know-how to exploit the anti-submarine capabilities of the frigate at the forefront of technology.|
Photographs: Ministry of Defence