FS Languedoc Completes Indian Ocean & Hormuz Patrol

November 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Languedoc is back in the Mediterranean after six-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. After a patrol in the eastern Mediterranean and exercise fictitious firing cruise missiles with units of the VI th US Fleet also deployed in the area, the frigate FREMM multi-mission) is docked this week in Toulon. Departing on April 25, the…

Read More

USS John S. McCain sails alongside JS Ōnami, HMAS Ballarat

November 7, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class destroyer JS Ōnami (DD 111) during integrated operations in the Indian Ocean, Nov. 6. The trilateral group sail commenced following the first phase of exercise Malabar, hosted by the Indian Navy in…

Read More

Ronald Reagan CSG conducts maritime security operations in Indian Ocean

October 9, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began maritime security and stability operations in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 9. The carrier strike group, including the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey…

Read More

French Navy Helicopter Training in Reunion Island

October 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 24, 2020, sailors and agents identified in the pool of assessment and intervention teams (EEI) in Reunion Island participated in a helicopter hoisting training. In an area marked by strong maritime challenges, the Government Delegate for State Action at Sea (DDGAEM), assisted by the maritime zone commander, must have an operational capacity…

Read More

Floreal on Southern Indian Ocean Patrol

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) –  On September 6, 2020, the surveillance frigate Floréal left its base port at Pointe des Galets in Reunion Island for a dual mission of surveillance and the fight against illicit trafficking in the southern Indian Ocean. His patrol took him off Tromelin, Glorieuses, the Geyser and Zelée banks, and their respective exclusive economic zones (EEZs…

Read More

Presence of French Navy vessels in the northern Indian Ocean

May 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In May, four French Navy ships were concomitantly in the maritime area of ​​the Indian Ocean under the operational control of ALINDIEN. These four ships contribute to three multilateral operations, in close cooperation with European allies and navies present in the region: The Joan of Arc mission, made up of the helicopter carrier Mistral…

Read More