FS Belle Poule & FS Etoile Take Part in Armada 2019

June 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the occasion of the event “ARMADA 2019”, the Belle Poule and Étoile schooners went up the Seine to dock in the heart of the port of Rouen. They docked in the midst of traditional sailing ships and warships, including FREMM Bretagne , a symbol of modernity and renewal of the surface fleet. The Pluvier Public Service Patroller , testifying to the Navy’s involvement in the field of State Action at Sea was also present. Open to day visits, the schooners welcome around 2,500…

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Aster 15 Fired From FS Bretagne Destroys Supersonic Target

May 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On May 12, 2019, the Brittany multi-mission frigate (FREMM) successfully intercepted a supersonic target flying over Mach 2 during an allied fire campaign using its radar-based Combat Management System (Naval Group). Herakles (Thales) and the Aster missile 15 (MBDA). Less than three months after admission to active duty, it was FREMM Bretagne’s first Aster 15 shot . It was carried out during Exercise Formidable Shield 2019, which involves ships from nine allied navies, including two French frigates of the last generation: FREMM Aquitaine and…

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FS Bretagne Placed in Active Service

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Fifth in a series of eight, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Brittany has just been admitted to active service by the Chief of the Naval Staff (CEMM), Admiral Prazuck. This decision marks the entry into the operational cycle of this ultra-modern building. Built in Lorient, Brittany made its first tests at sea before joining Brest, its base port, May 14, 2018. It was officially received on July 18. On August 30, Brittany left Brest to begin its Long Term Deployment ( LTP ). This is…

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FS Bretagne in Trident Juncture

November 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – From September 24 to October 9, FREMM Brittany trained off Virginia and Canada, and made two stops in the United States before entering the “Great North” phase of its deployment that will take her to the Norwegian coast to participate in Exercise Trident Juncture 2018. The American part of its deployment was based on several anti-submarine exercises in which the FREMM – NH 90 couple confirmed its excellent performances in this field. Refueling at sea, anti-aircraft and anti-ship exercises completed these maneuvers. After crossing…

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NATO: The Navy in Exercise Trident Juncture

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 25 to November 7, 2018, Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 will be held. It will be held in the North Atlantic, Iceland and Norway which is the host nation. The 29 NATO countries, Finland and Sweden will take part. In total, more than 45,000 men, 10,000 vehicles, 150 aircraft and 70 combat vessels will be deployed, under the direction of Admiral James G. Foggo commanding the Joint Forces Command Naples. The subject of the exercise is a military intervention under Article 5 of…

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Amethyste Stops in Norfolk and Halifax After Exercises with US and Canada

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Nuclear Submarine Attack (SNA) Amethyst led, with the multi-mission frigate ( FREMM) Bretagne , exercises with surface forces and US and Canadian maritime patrol aircraft. Deployed in the western Atlantic, the Amethyst nuclear attack submarine (ANS) surfaced off the US coast to cross Chesapeake Bay and dock at the submarine dock at Norfolk Base. He was welcomed by the USS SSN John Warner, an American submarine of the Virginia class. During these few days of operational release, the two crews of French and…

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