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French Navy FREMM Provence and Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Defender Underway Side by Side
 
In early February 2016, the French Navy's (Marine Nationale) Aquitaine class multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence and the Royal Navy Daring class (Type 45) Destroyer HMS Defender sailed in formation for more than two days off Sri Lanka. Both vessels were together part of the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group in the Gulf.
In early February 2016, the French Navy's (Marine Nationale) Aquitaine class multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence and the Royal Navy Daring class (Type 45) Destroyer HMS Defender sailed in formation for more than two days off Sri Lanka. Both vessels were together part of the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group in the Gulf.
 
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French Navy FREMM Provence and Royal Navy Destroyer HMS Defender Underway Side by Side
 
In early February 2016, the French Navy's (Marine Nationale) Aquitaine class multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence and the Royal Navy Daring class (Type 45) Destroyer HMS Defender sailed in formation for more than two days off Sri Lanka. Both vessels were together part of the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group in the Gulf.
     
In early February 2016, the French Navy's (Marine Nationale) Aquitaine class multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence and the Royal Navy Daring class (Type 45) Destroyer HMS Defender sailed in formation for more than two days off Sri Lanka. Both vessels were together part of the Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group in the Gulf.French Navy Aquitaine class frigate Provence and Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender underway together off Sri Lanka. Picture: French Navy
     
The two new generation surface combatants conducted a series of joint training as well as the traditional exchanges during which British and French sailors crossed decks for a few hours to discover crew life on the other vessel.

Provence
and HMS Defender sailed together to the east coast of India and the port of Visakhapatnam where they participated on 7 and 8 February 2016 in the International Fleet Review, a large international fleet review organized by the Indian Navy and involving more than 70 vessels from 35 different countries.