French Navy's "Forbin" & "HMS Diamond" Air Defence Destroyers conduct joint training

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French Navy's "Forbin" & "HMS Diamond" Air Warfare Destroyers conduct joint training
 
The Marine Nationale's Forbin Air Defence Destroyer (Horizon class) met her Royal Navy counterpart HMS Diamond (Type 45) in the Mediterranean at the end of June. Off the coast of Spain, the two Destroyers carried out various operational maneuver.

The two vessels first simulated fire engagements in the field of anti-surface warfare with the support of Lynx helicopters of both nations. Then together, they jointly trained to repel air attacks by Rafale and Super Etendard fighters from the French carrier battle group.
     
The Marine Nationale's Forbin Air Defence Destroyer (Horizon class) met her Royal Navy counterpart HMS Diamond (Type 45) in the Mediterranean at the end of June. Off the coast of Spain, the two Destroyers carried out various operational maneuver.
French Navy's Forbin and Royal Navy's HMS Diamond conduct joint maneuvers off the coast of Spain
(Picture: French Navy)
     
Horizon and Type 45 class destroyers share many similarities. In addition to their strong resemblance, the main anti-aircraft missile system comes from the same tri-national program: The Principal Anti Air Missile System (PAAMS).
 

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