First Networked Missile Shoot for Forbin and Languedoc

September 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Engaged in Gabian High Intensity Training off the Isle of Levant, the Forbes Airframe Frigate and the Languedoc multi-mission frigate completed a missile strike on an air target on September 18, 2019. Tactical Data Link (TDL), that is, target tracking elements provided by a unit other than the shooter. In this case, an antiaircraft missile “Aster 30” was fired by Forbin in view of the data transmitted by the Languedoc , thus making a first for ships of the Navy. The success of this…

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FS Forbin Visits Ho Chi Minh City

May 28, 2019 (VNS) – Forbin, an anti-air frigate of the French Naval Force led by Col. Thomas Frioli, docked at Sài Gòn-Hiệp Phước port on May 28, beginning a friendly visit to HCM City which will last until June 3. The French frigate’s visit is under the framework of the Việt Nam-France defence co-operation plan for 2019, contributing to promoting bilateral defence ties and strengthening the strategic partnership between the two nations. During its visit, officers of the ship are scheduled to pay courtesy visits to leaders of the…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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Bold Alligator: successful integration for Forbin

Google Translation From October 16 to 28, 2017, the Forbin frigate was integrated into the American carrier group, based on the USS Bush aircraft carrier, to participate in the Bold Alligator all-round exercise. Combining amphibious operations and aerial maneuvers, Forbin was directly in charge of the aeronaval group’s air defense. The frigate’s participation in this multinational arrangement has enabled it to maintain its capabilities and know-how in the field of air defense group aeronaval, strengthen technical cooperation with the US Navy and consolidate credibility Navy acquired in operation alongside the…

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End of mission for Forbin after more than 5 months of commitment

Google Translation April 5, 2017 – Deployed in operations for more than five and a half months, the air defense frigate “Forbin” ends a mission in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. After sailing from Toulon on 25 October 2016, the “Forbin” joined the French carrier group around Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier deployed off Syria to strengthen France’s participation in the fight against Daech. For nearly a month of operation, this powerful and efficient building controlled the regional airspace and the command of the air defense of the…

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George H.W. Bush Transits Strait of Hormuz

March 23, 2017 – Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) completed its transit through the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Sea March 21. The Strait of Hormuz is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and freedom of navigation is essential for all vessel movement in and out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. GHWB’s navigation team was in a modified navigation detail while transiting and maintained a heightened level of navigational readiness while in proximity to land and other shipping traffic…

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FS Forbin rescues crew from sinking dhow in Gulf of Oman

  FS Forbin, assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 50-led by the Royal Navy, assisted in the rescue of mariners from a sinking dhow on Feb 13. FS Forbin was in the Gulf of Oman on Monday 13 Feb 17 when the ship heard a May Day call from a dhow in distress. The captain of the dhow ‘Al Shena’ reported that his vessel was taking on a lot of water. Within minutes of acknowledging the May Day call FS Forbin’s Commanding Officer, Captain Christophe Cluzel, launched the NH90 helicopter…

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