EU NAVFOR welcomes French frigate FASM DUPLEIXAugust 6, 2010 - 10:47
Today 6 August, EU NAVFOR’s capacities have been reinforced with the arrival of the French frigate FASM DUPLEIX in the area of operations.
DUPLEIX is an anti-submarine frigate of the F70 class, which has been in service with the French Navy since the early 1980s. She has a displacement of 4,500 tons and besides her two diesel main engines she is also equipped with two gas turbines.
DUPLEIX and its 312 crew members will be part of the EU NAVFOR Task Force for 6 days. She will be leaving the force a few days before French frigate FASM DE GRASSE takes over command of the Task Force. One of the operation’s success factors is without any doubt the great number of European warships enabling an ongoing presence in the area.
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