Courbet in Joint Exercise off Djibouti

November 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since August 2018, the frigate Courbet took advantage of her operational release in Djibouti from 19 to 21 November, to carry out several exercises including a Tarpon exercise with the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj), before leaving the area by the straits of Bab El-Mandeb. Complex exercise involving many means, the Tarpon is to project on a building to the sea a commando detachment parachuted with his equipment, to meet an urgent need. Such a maneuver saves forces…

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FFDj: medium missile weapons system evaluation campaign

October 11, 2018 (Google Translation) – From 25 August to 22 September 2018 in Djibouti, the technical section of the Army (STAT), the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and the MBDA company conducted the missile weapons system evaluation campaign medium range (SA MMP). The purpose of this evaluation was to verify the suitability for use of MMP SA in a semi-desert environment. For this purpose, nine shots were fired and all the missiles reached their target. The results confirm the reliability of the weapons system in a hot environment as…

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