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New Frigate About To Begin Operational Service With Libyan Mission

June 13 2011


The French navy says the Chevalier Paul, an air defense frigate, is ready for service following sea trials, reports

The frigate is scheduled to take part in Operation Harmattan, the name of France's component of the U.N. mission in Libya, according to a French navy release.

The Chevalier Paul, designed for fleet air defense missions, is armed with vertically launched Aster missile systems.

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