Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joined Exercise Joint Warrior yesterday as part of its deployment under Operation Reassurance in support of NATO assurance measures in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Two CP-140 Auroras from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will also take part in the exercise.
Under the command of SNMG2, HMCS Fredericton will exercise with more than 50 warships in support of 15 countries making it the biggest in the history of the multinational exercise.
During Exercise JOINT WARRIOR, HMCS Fredericton and the two CP-140 Auroras will integrate with NATO and non-NATO forces to demonstrate their ability to operate in a large international construct.
HMCS Fredericton is the first modernized frigate to deploy in support of Government of Canada objectives.
Operation REASSURANCE refers to the military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support NATO assurance measures through the provision of military capabilities for training, exercises, demonstrations and assigned NATO tasks. These measures are based on the principles of defence, deterrence and de-escalation.
HMCS Fredericton is a Halifax-class frigate with a crew of approximately 250 personnel of all ranks, including a CH-124 Sea King helicopter and air detachment.
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