French Navy Welcomes Five New Helicopter Pilots

January 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – On January 17, 2019, Rear Admiral Guillaume Goutay, commander of the naval aeronautical force, presided over a ceremony to award certificates to naval aviation pilots at the specialization school for on-board helicopters (ESHE / 22S). In the presence of Captain Henri Berling, commanding the naval aeronautical base of Lanvéoc-Poulmic and Lieutenant Commander Julien Clerget-Gurnaud,…

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French Navy Seizes Seven Tons of Cannabis

May 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – On May 23, in the south of the western Mediterranean basin, 7 tons of cannabis resin distributed in more than 230 packages were seized. This operation, conducted by French Customs with the support of the Navy, was carried out under the coordination of the Maritime Prefecture. “A beautiful operation that had not taken place…

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French Navy’s future nuclear-powered submarine to carry Thales next-generation sonar system

The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a 42-month contract to conduct a set of studies and technological developments for a sonar system to be equipped on France’s future third-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SNLE 3G). These developments take into account current and future threat environment and support Thales’s efforts to complete design and qualification of a large…

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French Navy does not forget the 52 sailors of the Minerve disappeared at sea on January 27, 1968

Google Translation Two ceremonies, organized by the General Association of former submariners (AGASM), took place in tribute to the sailors of Minerve, missing at sea, off Toulon, January 27, 1968. They were held in Brest at monument of sailors missing in the sea of ​​Plougonvelin, and Toulon at the monument of submarines in the presence of families and relatives of…

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Bois Belleau 100: Tonerre and Chevalier Paul in exercise with Egyptian Navy

Google Translation On 26 November 2017, on a patrol to the Egyptian coast, Task Group 473.1, consisting of the Tonnerre Projection and Command Building (BPC) and the Air Defense Frigate Chevalier Paul, conducted a joint training with an Egyptian Task Group consisting of BPC Andwar El Sadat, El Fatem missile corvette and missile patrolman Mahmoud Fahny. The Panther helicopter of…

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Exercise Bold Alligator 2017 Concludes

Sailors from the U.S. Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy and German Navy completed a week-long Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures (ExMCM) training evolution as part of Exercise Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17), Oct. 23. The combined ExMCM force had members from the Royal Netherlands Navy Defense Dive Group Very Shallow Water (VSW) Dive Platoon, German Navy Mine Clearance Diving Company and U.S. Navy ExMCM…

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Hurricane IRMA: French Navy committed to the armed forces in the West Indies

With the aim of helping the population as quickly and efficiently as possible, the French Navy is helping to mobilize material and human resources in Saint Martin and Guadeloupe following Hurricane Irma. Two Falcon 50s from the French Navy were mobilized. Several reconnaissance flights have already taken place to carry out observation and damage assessment missions. They will ensure that…

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FS Provence Patrol in the Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation April 3, 2017 – The multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence sailed a month ago from Brest to join the east of the Mediterranean and to raise the frigate Montcalm in Operation Chammal. This deployment, which contributes to the appreciation of the situation on the Levant theater, also offers the opportunity to train with the riparian and allied navies operating…

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EFS: meeting on the high seas: “HMS Portland, this is French Falcon 50 … radio check”

March 3, 2017 – It is off the Cape Verde Islands that two cooperation flights took place on 19 and 21 February 2017 between the French and British forces. The Falcon 50  (F50) maritime reconnaissance and patrol aircraft of the 24F fleet , prepositioned in Dakar within the French Elements in Senegal (EFS), is used for maritime rescue alert missions. It was this time The advanced eye of the…

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Aeronautical Qualifications aboard Dixmude

Google Translation February 15, 2017 – From 30 January to 3 February 2017, the projection and command vessel (BPC) Dixmude has tested its air and amphibious capabilities off the Var coast. For a week, the 3rd and 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment (RHC), 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment (RHFS), and Transport Squadron (ET) 60 and Helicopter Squadron EH) 03.067 have followed…

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