The LM is in service in the Belgian navy. I made this model because the ship departed to Somalia to participate in the international operation "atalanta". Together with other warships it will defend civil ships and if needed they will use firepower against the pirates. The belgian navy has two of these ships the Lm and the Leopold 1. They are the newest ships in the the Belgian "fleet". This class of ship is the only in the Belgian fleet that has a helicopterdeck at the moment they use the allouette III but next year they will receive the newly bought NH-90 in a anti-submarine and SAR-role.
As said earlier this fregat departed on 17 of August 2009 to Somalia to fight piracy: This is the news report of the departure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc6Mnr6nxU8&feature=related
The was pre-owned by the Dutch Navy but Belguim bought the ship last year thogether with the Leopold 1 (2 identical ships): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJJfOvxLjbY