Frigate boat, the French Navy has a flottilla based in Réunion, comprising (from left to right on the photo):
(front row) the southern patrol ship Albatros (P681), the Frigate boat, Floréal (F730), the light landing ship.
La Grandière (L9034) and the light repair ship Garonne (A617); (second row) P400-class patrol vessels.
La Rieuse (P690) and La Boudeuse (P683), the Gendarmerie Navale coastal patrol boat Jonquille (P721), and the naval oiler CIGH22; (out of water) the coastal patrol motor launch Vétiver (P790).
Floréal class is a type of light “surveillance frigates, for the French navy. The frigates were built between 1990 and 1993 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique at Saint-Nazaire, France. The frigates are capable of operating the embarked Eurocopter AS565 Panther. However, as late as 2021, Aérospatiale Alouette III helicopters were also being embarked, notably in the Pacific region. That is to say, the frigates are also equipped with two 20 mm modèle F2 guns situated in atop the aft. In addition, equipped with DRBV-21C landing radars along with ARBG-1A Saïgon communications intercept. The first two ships were ordered on 20 January 1989, the second pair on 9 January 1990. In conclusion, Floréal-class frigates main purpose for the French Navy is to patrol and support French forces in the French overseas departments and regions.