(Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has approved, October 2, 2019, in Fort-de-France in Martinique, the Fighting 3 e vessel Patrol Antilles-Guyane (PAG) for the Navy.
In particular, it will make it possible to improve rescue to the population and strengthen the surveillance capabilities at sea in the fight against drug trafficking.
On June 12, 2019, the Patroller’s first take-over ceremony was held in Saint-Malo, marking the completion of the construction of the building. The Fighter joined Martinique on August 7th. The latest acceptance tests were carried out during transit and on the future deployment area.
The DGA notified the order in December 2017 to the Socarenam Shipyard.
Achieved in less than two years, from the decision to the delivery, this operation illustrates the capacity of reactivity of the Ministry to endow the armed forces with the necessary means to the accomplishment of their missions in the service of the French.
This building is of the same type as the two patrol boats La Confiance and La Résolue , received in 2017, and both based in French Guiana.
Particularly suited to the operational environment of the Antilles-Guyana maritime zone, the three PAGs are multipurpose vessels. They enable the French Navy to perform missions of sovereignty and protection of national interests, including the protection of the Guiana Space Center (CSG), the fisheries police, the fight against illegal traffic, the surveillance of navigation, the safeguarding people and property, as well as the fight against marine pollution.