February 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – From February 4 to 8, 2019, the High Seas Patrolman (MWO) Commander Ducuing , the Command and Supply Building (BCR) Var , the Mine Hunters (CMT) Lyre and Capricorn , the Basic Depot Bombs Buildings (BBPD) Acheron and Pluto participated in Exercise Gabian 2019.1.
This mutual training, conducted four times a year, aims to prepare the crews and ships of the Naval Task Force for their future operational missions. Helicopters from the naval aviation, marine commandos, a light detachment of the Army, and occasionally two Allied frigates (Spanish and Italian), also took part in this exercise.
During the week, various training sessions, supervised by realistic scenarios, helped to maintain the individual and collective know-how of the crews. Supply at anchor and on the high seas carried out by the BCR Var , exercises against asymmetric threats in different configurations, or many shots of training with gun, missile and small calibers could be realized.
At the height of the week, nearly 400 sailors took part in this training in the Mediterranean exercise zone.