In November 2014, after Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton completed her Halifax-class modernization refit, the ship headed south to the coast off Norfolk, Virginia for sea trials and to test-fire the upgraded Evolved SeaSparrow missile system. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) employs Evolved SeaSparrow Missile Systems as the main above-water warfare defence capability on the Halifax-class frigates.