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Canada’s Asterix ship achieves FOC

2nd February 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Asterix support ship has achieved full operational capability (FOC) following the completion of testing, Davie Shipbuilding and Federal Fleet Services announced on 29 January.

The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) formally accepted the vessel following an intensive period of at-sea trials and testing. During the trials, the Resolve-class naval support ship performed daily replenishment-at-sea exercises with the RCN and conducted CH-148 Cyclone helicopter operations with the air force to prove and demonstrate its landing, take-off and vertical replenishment capabilities.

Spencer Fraser, CEO, Federal Fleet Services, said: ‘To deliver the first Canadian naval ship in over twenty years, the first supply ship in almost 50 years, and to reach FOC so efficiently and in such a short period of time is a testament to the hard work, dedication and dynamism of the teams at Davie and Federal Fleet Services.'

Asterix is now ready for global deployment to support combat and humanitarian operations.

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