ARA Bouchard Departs for Argentina

January 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – This morning at 7 (11 am from France), the ARA “Bouchard” (P-51) ocean patrolman, commanded by Frigate Captain Daniel Eduardo Giudici, sailed from the Naval Base in Toulon. The unit began its voyage in which it will cross the Atlantic Ocean towards Buenos Aires, prior to the resupply of logistics in the port of Rio…

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NATO experts discuss unmanned underwater warfare trends

December 12, 2019 – More than 230 representatives from Allied nations, NATO staffs and the defense industry gathered at NATO headquarters for a three day symposium (4-5 December 2019) to address the latest trends in unmanned underwater warfare. Organized by NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative – or MUSI – experts focused on operational challenges in the maritime domain and the…

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Franco-Ukrainian Maneuvers off Odessa

December 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Black Sea since November 19, 2019, the offshore patrol Commandant Birot stopped in Odessa, Ukraine, from 28 November to 1 st December 2019. During this short stop, the crew of Commander Birot led many interactions with Ukrainian sailors. Between the common hull dives and the maneuvering exercises at sea with the…

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UNIFIL Members La Fafayette and Barroso Conduct Joint Operations

November 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On October 29, a mutual training session was held off Beirut, between the La Fayette frigate deployed in the eastern Mediterranean and the Brazilian frigate Barroso , the flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). In the wake of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission, which had already put a strong emphasis…

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NATO ships test next generation of electronic warfare defences

October 31, 2019 – Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defences. “NEMO 19 shows…

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Vasily Bykov Attending 192nd Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino Ceremony

October 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) “Vasily Bykov” passes the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and is sent on an official visit to the Greek port of Pylos. During the visit, the crew of the Russian ship will take part in events dedicated…

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Exercise Griffin Strike 19 off Scotland

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Maritime Exercise Griffin Strike 19 began its tactical sequence on Monday, October 07, 2019 following the build-up of the force. Thus, until October 18, the joint means of the Navy and the Royal Navy, associated with those of the French and British armies and the Royal Air Force, are mobilized off Glasgow. Approximately 2,000…

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Eighteen NATO countries take part in the Dynamic Mariner/Flotex-19

October 7, 2019 – More than 4,500 military personnel from eighteen countries take part from today until the 18th in the exercise of NATO Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19, which aims to prepare to respond to the crisis situations in the maritime field that the Atlantic Alliance needs . This training, in which 26 surface vessels, two submarines and 21 aircraft…

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Franco-Estonian counter-mining operation in the Baltic Sea

October 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – After participating in a Baltic Sea NATO exercise aimed at enhancing Allied interoperability while contributing to Alliance assurance measures in this region, the Southern Cross mine-fighter building conducted a bilateral co-operation action with the Estonian Navy from 23 to 25 September. On this occasion, an Estonian liaison officer boarded three days on board. The…

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France Takes Command of EUROMARFOR

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The September 19, 2019 in Toulon, aboard the amphibious helicopter carriers (PHA) Thunder , was held the ceremony taking command of the Force European Maritime ( European Maritime Force – EUROMARFOR). Chief of the Naval Staff (CEMM), Admiral Christophe Prazuck, has recognized Wing Vice Admiral (VAE) Jean-Philippe Rolland, current Naval Task Force Commander, as…

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Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea

September 3, 2019 – Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until…

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USS Donald Cook Visits Theoule-Sur-Mer, France

August 16, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) visits Theoule-Sur-Mer, France, for scheduled port visit August 14-16. The port visit is in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of Southern France — known as Operation Dragoon. Every year, mayors and civic leaders from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southern France request U.S. military participation to commemorate…

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