MIL-OSI Translation: NORTH ATLANTIC: The frigate Normandie returns from deployment

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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

Source: Republic of France in French

On Friday June 25, 2021, after seven weeks of operational deployment in the North Atlantic, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Normandie reached Brest, its base port. Since her departure on May 10, activity has been sustained for the sailors of the 33F flotilla embarked detachment.

Successively engaged in the Norwegian Sea in the exercise RAGNAR VIKING, then off the Portuguese coast to participate in the first phase of the major NATO exerciseSTEADFAST DEFENDER 21, the Normandy frigate is fully integrated into the various naval systems formed. Evolving perfectly with other foreign navies, it has demonstrated its know-how and its ability to operate in a constrained tactical environment, to integrate into large-scale naval maneuvers, while demonstrating the performance of its sensors.

After these two successful combined training sessions and twenty-five days of non-stop navigation, Normandy punctuated its northern patrol with two stops in Iceland, in Reykjavik then in Akureyri, thus allowing its crew to regenerate and carry out logistical movements. necessary for the pursuit of the mission. These two stopovers also made it possible to maintain the links between France and Iceland and to contribute to the influence of the French Navy.

Normandy ended its deployment with a patrol in the Far North, allowing it in particular to maintain a precise and autonomous knowledge of this area, directly participating in the strategic function “knowledge and anticipation”. Concretely, it means having a detailed knowledge of the marine environment of this region in order to be able to better plan and conduct operations. The North Atlantic is an area in constant evolution and increasingly coveted due to the development of new shipping routes. The various surveys carried out by the units of the French Navy in this area actively participate in this mission.

These deployments in the North Atlantic, in an international context, make it possible to maintain the qualification of crews and equipment, both in the field of operations and in the knowledge of this particular environment. The French Navy thus maintains its high level of expertise and its interoperability with its main allies.

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