Chevalier Paul Assists Sailboat on Fire

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – On October 1, 2019, while the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul is a few nautical miles south of the peninsula of Saint-Mandrier, the gateway watchers see a thick cloud of black smoke escaping from a sailboat. Immediately interrupting the current activity, the crew of the Chevalier Paul quickly prepared to assist the sailboat in distress and within minutes, a first boat is launched from the edge with seven sailors equipped to intervene on the sinister. A second boat carries the police on the…

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Chevalier Paul on Operation Inherent Resolve Deployment

October 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the darkness of the “Central Operation” (CO) of the Air Defense Frigate Chevalier Paul , a team of fifteen sailors work together to talk about radars, sonars, infrared telescopes and radio and radar interceptors. They try to make the most of their equipment to know everything around the frigate and provide the commander with the most accurate information possible about the operational environment of the ship. Scrutinizing the screen of the aerial watchdog, the Second Master Marine is responsible for the detection and…

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Operation Chammal: Sea Rescue Exercise for Chevalier Paul

September 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the eastern Mediterranean since the beginning of August, Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul carried out an operational release in Cyprus, in the port of Larnaca, thus allowing the strengthening of the cooperation between the Navy and the Cypriot Army. After a preparatory meeting at the Larnaca Sea Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC), the various units conducted a rescue exercise (SAREX) off the coast. In addition to Knight Paul and his Caiman on- board helicopter , an AW-139 patrol boat and Cypriot armed…

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Chevalier Paul Fires Aster Missile

Google Translation On May 30, 2018, after weeks of preparation and close collaboration with the DGA and the MBDA company, the air defense frigate Chevalier Paul comes in a few seconds to carry out an Aster 30 anti-aircraft missile fire with its system. PAAMS weapons, on a standalone target, thus confirming its ability to react rapidly to a missile threat in the coastal environment. As part of this training called “Alligator”, closer to what he performs regularly in operations, the Chevalier PaulIts mission was to escort and protect a valuable…

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Operation Chammal: FS Chevalier Paul Deployed to Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation Air Defense frigate Chevalier Paul sailed from Toulon on April 18 to join the Eastern Mediterranean and become part of Operation Chammal. The quasi-permanence of a frigate in this zone for several years allows France to maintain a capacity of national appreciation of precious situation. The eastern Mediterranean is at the heart of geopolitical tensions linked to migratory flows, political and economic issues and the crisis that is shaking the Levant. The three-dimensional detection capabilities of the Chevalier Paul frigate allow him to collect tactical information essential for…

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Theodore Roosevelt Supports OIR and OFS in U.S. 5th Fleet

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 have performed a vital role in Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) since December within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. “We have made it our priority to meet every tasking in support of counterterrorism operations and the defeat of ISIS,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, CSG 9. “The complex environment on the ground in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and on the sea in the 5th Fleet AOO takes every ship…

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Binational Mistral Transit of Suez Canal

Google Translation On February 25th, the “Tonere” projection and command building (BPC) and its Egyptian sistership the BPC “Anwar El Sadat” traveled together the Suez Canal between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. They were escorted respectively by the Gowind “El Fateh”, which led the march, and by the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) “Chevalier Paul”. This is the first time that two PCBs have been traveling in the same convoy via the Suez Canal. This joint crossing marked for the amphibious task group 473.01 (composed of the two ships…

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