French Navy Trains With US Marines

July 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed since February 25, 2019, Joan of Arc Group has leveraged its passage to the United States to conduct operational readiness activities June 27 to 29, 2019 with the US Marines at Camp Lejeune and means of the US Navy based in Norfolk. For three days, the sailors participated in a high intensity exercise with the US Navy named Semper Thunder . They were able to demonstrate complete interoperability with their counterparts. Among the various interactions, we find: beach reconnaissance, amphibious actions and aerocombat.…

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Commander of French Guyana Armed Forces Visits FS Tonerre

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission , the naval group composed of PHA Tonnerre and FLF La Fayette has been deployed at sea since 25 February. An annual mission during which students from the Naval Officers Application School complete their training cycle. During their mission, they made a stopover in French Guiana waters. On this occasion, the superior commander (COMSUP) of the armed forces in Guyana (FAG), the air division general Didier Looten, was welcomed on the Thunder. Deposited on the Thunder…

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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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Hurricane IRMA: French Navy committed to the armed forces in the West Indies

With the aim of helping the population as quickly and efficiently as possible, the French Navy is helping to mobilize material and human resources in Saint Martin and Guadeloupe following Hurricane Irma. Two Falcon 50s from the French Navy were mobilized. Several reconnaissance flights have already taken place to carry out observation and damage assessment missions. They will ensure that landing areas for helicopters and access to ports are suitable for use in emergency operations. The surveillance frigate (FS) Ventôse, with a Panther helicopter on board, sail from Fort-de France…

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