Dixmude Takes Part in Exercise Skrenvil 2019

October 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 7 to 18 October 2019, the Navy and the Army jointly engage units in Exercise Skrenvil , an advanced amphibious operational training incorporating a tactical framework and aimed at maintaining the high degree of interoperability essential to operations amphibians.

The exercise takes place in 2 phases. The first takes place in the Var, with a landing off Fréjus in order to carry out an evacuation of nationals, the second, in the region of Frontignan, to conduct a raid of land forces in enemy territory.

The amphibious group deployed for the year revolves around the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Dixmude and a Joint Sub Battle Group (company team) of the 6 th Light Armored Brigade. In total, nearly 400 land-based and 470 seafarers are preparing and training together to ensure the safety of French nationals living abroad.

France is one of the few nations to implement an amphibious group in a completely autonomous way. The success of this exercise will help to assert the capacity of the French Armies to be deployed, from the sea, in all the regions of the world where France has interests.