First Underway Replenishment for French Navy's newest Frigate: FREMM Aquitaine

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Naval Forces News - France
 
 
 
First Underway Replenishment for French Navy's newest Frigate: FREMM Aquitaine
 
On January 22, 2013 French Navy Frigate Aquitaine, first ship in the new class of FREMM Frigates conducted her first Underway Replenishment (UNREP)/Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while participating in a naval exercise involving two more Frigates and a Durance class AOR.
     
On January 22, 2013 French Navy Frigate Aquitaine, first ship in the new class of FREMM Frigates conducted its first Underway Replenishement (UNREP)/Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while participating in a naval exercise involving two more Frigates and a Durance class AOR.
French Navy Aquitaine Frigate conducts a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with Somme AOR, Durance class. Picture: French Navy/Bellenand Jonathan
     
During the replenishment at sea with Somme AOR, actual transfer of fuel occurred. This is a new step towards the full qualification of the newest and most advanced Frigate in the French Navy fleet.
     
On January 22, 2013 French Navy Frigate Aquitaine, first ship in the new class of FREMM Frigates conducted its first Underway Replenishement (UNREP)/Replenishment at Sea (RAS) while participating in a naval exercise involving two more Frigates and a Durance class AOR.
Aquitaine Frigate conducts maneuvers with Georges Leygues Frigate
Picture: French Navy/Bellenand Jonathan
     
The exercise included joint maneuvers with Georges Leygues et Latouche Tréville anti-submarine Frigates (both based at Brest naval base). Aquitaine Frigate is currently on her way to Toulon naval base for her formal acceptance in the French Navy. The Frigate and her crew will then start a "long cruise" across the Atlantic Ocean to further check and qualify the ship. A port of call at Norfolk Naval Station is expected during this cruise.
     

Pictures: French Navy/Bellenand Jonathan
 

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