Dixmude Takes Part in Exercise Skrenvil 2019

October 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 7 to 18 October 2019, the Navy and the Army jointly engage units in Exercise Skrenvil , an advanced amphibious operational training incorporating a tactical framework and aimed at maintaining the high degree of interoperability essential to operations amphibians. The exercise takes place in 2 phases. The first takes place in the Var,…

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Exercise Blue Cedar off Lebanon

June 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – From June 17 to 22, the amphibious helicopter carrier Diksmuide and the La Fayette Guépratte- type frigate will participate in the “Blue Cedar” amphibious exercise, off Lebanon. Blue Cedar is a punctual exercise that is part of the bilateral cooperation between France and Lebanon. The complex scenario combines an amphibious deployment with air-land maneuvers.…

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FS Dixmude in Trident Juncture

November 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Projection and Command Building (BPC) Diksmuide arrived in the Norwegian fjords on October 26, 2018, and integrated Exercise Trident Juncture 2018, NATO’s largest exercise in the last ten years. Diksmuide is a building designed for the action of the sea towards the earth. Particularly versatile, it covers a wide range of missions: amphibious…

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FS Dixmude Suffers Caiman Helicopter Accident

October 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, October 17, at 22:29, an accident involving a Caiman helicopter from the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment occurred during a take-off phase for a training flight from the Projection and Command Building (BPC). Dixmude. The building was then in the North Sea, 70 nautical miles (about 130 km) off Dunkirk. The crew was…

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Joan of Arc Mission 2018

Google Translation Part of Toulon on February 26, the 2018 Jeanne d’Arc mission crossed the Mediterranean zone and the Middle East Africa zone before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Officers School application naval officers (EAOM) perform until July 20 their first operational deployment long term on a group consisting of projection Building and command (BPC) Dixmude and the La Fayette type…

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Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew’s warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently. Newcastle practiced gunnery serials, officer of the watch…

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Pacific Ocean: alongside 42 nations, 35 ships and 27 aircraft, the group “Jeanne d’Arc” participates in exercise Komodo 2018

Google Translation Deployed in the Pacific Ocean as part of the 2018 “Jeanne d’Arc” mission, the Dixmude command and projection building (BPC) and the Surcouf frigate joined the 42 nations, 35 vessels and 27 aircraft participating in the naval exercise. Komodo multinational organized by Indonesia from 4 to 9 May off the island of Lombok. This exercise brought together numerous…

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Departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018

Google Translation On February 26, 2018, Vice-Admiral Béraud, Major General of the Navy, went to Toulon for the departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018. This mission will mobilize for 5 months an amphibious group composed of the building of projection and command (BPC) Dixmuide, the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Surcouf, an Alouette III and a British Royal Navy detachment…

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines join major French deployment

Around 40 Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel and two Wildcat helicopters have joined the French naval task force, Jeanne D’Arc, for a five-month mission. The ship’s port calls will include Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Saigon and Singapore. British personnel will take part in amphibious exercises and Defence Engagement. This builds on the UK’s very successful participation in last year’s Jeanne…

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French Navy in Exercise SKRENVIL 2017

Google Translation April 4, 2017 – From 3 to 14 April 2017 in the Western Mediterranean, 1 000 soldiers participate in SKRENVIL operational training. This joint exercise between the Army and the Navy is designed to ensure amphibious deployment procedures. As part of this operational training, an amphibious group is deployed in the Mediterranean. It is composed of the Dixmude Projection and…

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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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