"Bravo Zulu" of the Week! / September
Bravo Zulu to the
ship’s company of HMCS Fredericton for
successfully completing readiness work-ups (WUPs)
on Friday, August 29 – an important training
step in the ship’s transition back to full
operational status after her mid-life refit.
This milestone came
during Fredericton’s participation in
support of a multinational fleet exercise
off the Atlantic Coast alongside our NATO
partners. Throughout the month-long WUPs
program, the crew was frequently tested and
assessed by Sea Training Atlantic staff on
its operational capabilities and the ability
to respond to shipboard emergencies.
simulated firefighting and damage control
events, man overboard exercises, casualty
scenarios, helicopter evolutions,
replenishment at sea, towing, deck
evolutions, search and rescue operations,
maritime interdiction and warfare scenarios.
HMCS Fredericton is
one of 12 Canadian-built frigates currently
undergoing a mid-life modernization process,
which includes a new command and control
system, new radar capability, a new
electronic warfare system and upgraded
communications and missiles. This project
will ensure that the frigates continue to
operate effectively as the backbone of the
RCN’s fleet of warships.