Mission Jeanne d’Arc Temporarily Joins Operation Atlanta

May 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Since its departure from Mayotte on May 13, 2020, which marked the end of its participation in Operation Resilience, the Jeanne d’Arc group, made up of the helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte, has contributed to strengthening maritime security in the area of ​​the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean within the framework of the ATALANTA operation to combat piracy.

In addition to maritime surveillance or reconnaissance missions carried out by an Alouette III of the 22S of the French Navy and two Gazelles of the 3rd Army helicopter combat helicopter regiment deployed on board the Mistral, the Jeanne d ‘group Arc patrols daily off the coast of Somalia and monitors maritime traffic under the command of Operation ATALANTA.

This integration into ATALANTA allows the 138 student officers embarked on board the two units of the Jeanne d’Arc group to discover the functioning of the naval force formed within an international operation. Some of them take direct part in the actions carried out by integrating the shift teams into the navigation bridge, the aviation bridge or the operations center.

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