FS Auvergne Joins Italian ASW Exercise

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – After participating in the NATO exercise “Dynamic Manta 19”, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne continued its deployment in the Ionian Sea by conducting a Franco-Italian anti-submarine warfare exercise. On 8 March 2019, the Auvergne joined off the Italian FREMM Alpino off Catania and an Italian submarine dedicated for the duration of the exercise to the search and the pursuit of the two frigates. During this operational training, the two vessels supported by their onboard Caiman helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft were able to demonstrate…

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Franco-Egyptian operational training in the Red Sea

Google Translation On the return transit of her first operational deployment, the Auvergne frigate conducted a series of exercises with Egyptian Navy vessels in the Red Sea. Auvergne and patrol boats of type 148 “October 21 (in reference to the revolt of Cairo against Bonaparte, October 21, 1798) and April 25 (in reference to the return of Sinai by Israel, April 25, 1982), were found off the eastern coast of Egypt for a day of joint exercises. After a shot on floating goal, the visiting team of 21 October came…

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French Frigate Visiting Fremantle

The French Navy’s newest FREMM frigate, FS Auvergne, berthed at Victoria Quay, Fremantle Port November 15th. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EXGoTpdKq8[/embedyt] The ship started its maiden operational deployment from its homeport of Toulon on 18 August. The frigate has spent the past four months operating in the Indian Ocean where it was put through its paces by its crew. An NH90 helicopter has been embarked on the frigate during the deployment. FS Auvergne and crew started preparations for this deployment a year ago. The frigate was built by DCNS (now Naval Group), launched in September 2015…

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Commander Carrier Strike Group 11 RDML Bill Byrne USN Visits FS Auvergne

Google Translation For many years, the French Navy has developed a high level of interoperability with American vessels. It is now reflected in the presence of two first-class frigates escorting the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Arabian-Persian Gulf. This high-level cooperation, which has become a daily reality in this part of the world, highlights the great confidence that unites our armed forces. On 17 September, Rear Admiral Bill Byrne, commander of Carrier Strike Group 11, came to meet the sailors of the frigate Auvergne. From the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier…

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Auvergne trains with French forces in Djibouti

Google Translation On August 29, 2017, after a refueling stop in Djibouti, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted several interactions with the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). On the eve of the stopover in Djibouti, the naval command detachment based at Arta camp literally stormed the frigate, demonstrating its ability to deploy on a moving ship to take control of it. At the same time, an Air Force Puma conducted a landing session to maintain the pilots’ qualifications for this perilous maneuver, as well as train sailors in the…

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Franco-Italian training in the Oman Sea for Auvergne

Google Translation On 1 st September 2017, on patrol in the Arabian Sea as part of Operation Enduring Freedom , the crew of the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted several operational training with its sister ship of the Italian navy, Virginio Fasan , the flagship of the European Operation Atalanta. The “central operations” worked overnight to build links to the maritime forces and to train in different crisis situations, while the bridge teams maneuvered and evolved in groups. Meetings between offshore vessels, which sometimes remain on isolated patrols for a…

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FS Auvergne Integrates With CTF 150

Google Translation Under the aegis of the Pakistani command, the multi-mission frigate Auvergne joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on August 24th. This force participates in the Indian Ocean in the fight against illicit trafficking financing terrorism. The operational deployment of the FREMM Auvergne is part of its long-term deployment to verify its military capabilities in an operational environment. In this region marked by both instability and a very strong maritime traffic, the building patrols the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Cayman Marine embarked allows…

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FS Auvergne Embarks on First Deployment

Google Translation 18 August 2017, a little more than a year after the formation of the first crew of Auvergne , the latest of the multi-mission frigates set sail for its first operational deployment, which will lead it to the Indian Ocean for a little more than four months. This deployment is part of the verification of the unit’s military capabilities before being admitted to active service in an area where there are opportunities for operational interaction with riparian countries and our allies present in theater. For this deployment, the…

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FREMM Auvergne receives its pennant

Google Translation On February 8, 2017 in Lorient aboard the multi-mission frigate Auvergne , against the Admiral Catard organic Deputy Force Commander of Naval Action (FAN) in Brest handed the commander of the frigate Auvergne , Captain Xavier Breitel, the official flag of the unit. He asked the crew to see in this pennant surrender “an invitation to courage and tenacity”. The Auvergne will leave Lorient at the end of the month to rally its port base Toulon, where it will dock at the beginning of March. The crew will then conduct a period of sea trials and…

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