Guépratte Participates in Argonaut 2019

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The 29 and 30 May 2019, the frigate La Fayette kind Guépratte participated in the exercise Argonaut 2019. Organized by the Cyprus navy, this exercise was to implement ways to SAR ( search and rescue , SAR) from from 7 countries, during a scenario simulating the crash of an aircraft and the disappearance of a passenger ship off Cyprus. Under the control of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (the equivalent of a CROSS), this SAR exercise resulted in a complex organization of buildings and…

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FS Aconit Relieves Sister Guépratte on SIGINT Duty in Eastern Mediterranean

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 22, 2019, the Guépratte was relieved by the light stealth frigate Aconit to ensure operational permanence in the eastern Mediterranean area. Deployed since April in the eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Chammal, the light-weight frigate Guépratte has carried out an intelligence gathering mission in this strategic area, at the crossroads of many economic and geopolitical issues. This collected information contributed to the French independent assessment of this theater of operations. During this succession to the sea in the theater of operations,…

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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. In 2019, the volume of force is unprecedented with nearly 1,000 French and Lebanese soldiers from the navies and armies of the two countries. Cedar Bleu contributes to the tactical…

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French warship to make port visit in Batumi, Georgia

As part of the bilateral Georgian-French defense cooperation, Guepratte, a multi-mission frigate of the French Navy will make a stopover in the Black Sea coastal resort of Batumi in Georgia from November 22-25. The ship will be met with a welcoming ceremony at the Batumi port tomorrow. After the ceremony, French Ambassador to Georgia Pascal Meunier and Guepratte Commander Jacques Mallard will meet local authorities and officials of the Georgian coastguard department. The same day, the frigate crew will visit Batumi State University to meet French-speaking students there, the French…

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FS Guépratte “visited” by Lebanese Navy

Google Translation The La Fayette frigate (FLF) Guépratte , currently deployed in the eastern Mediterranean, took advantage of an operational break in Lebanon at the beginning of September to conduct an exercise of cooperation with the Lebanese navy. After his departure from Beirut, the Guépratte played the part of a commercial vessel whose cargo could be doubtful. Two Lebanese fast boats set sail from the Jounieh naval base to conduct radio interrogations to identify the suspected trading vessel. Given the inconsistency of the responses from the commercial building, the FAL…

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