Lieutenant de Vaisseau Le Henaff Decommissioned

August 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – The withdrawal from active service of Lieutenant (Navy) Le Hénaff is an opportunity to pay tribute to this building, which served France for 41 years and to the man who gave it its name. Yves Le Hénaff was born on October 23, 1914 in Penhars in Finistère. After the Naval School in 1934 and…

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Exercise GABIAN 20.2 Concludes in the Mediterranean Sea

June 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 15 to 19 June 2020, a new GABIAN 20.2 exercise bringing together 9 surface vessels as well as the 22F , 31F , 35F , 36F flotillas and the 22S squadron was held in the Mediterranean Sea. Among them were the multi-mission frigates (FREMM) Provence and the Italian frigate Margottini , the command…

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French SSBN Temeraire Test Fires M51 ICBM

June 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – On June 12, 2020, off the tip of Penmarch (Finistère), the nuclear-powered vehicle submarine (SNLE) Le Téméraire launched a strategic ballistic missile M51. This test was carried out without nuclear charge and in strict compliance with France’s international commitments. 5 th shooting M51 from a SSBN, this milestone validates adaptation M51 SNLE the Bold…

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