Fanal 2019: Last training of the carrier group before deployment

February 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The final step before the return of the naval aviation group (GAN) in operations, the large-scale allied exercise Fanal 19, which ended on 14 February, aimed to finalize the revival of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and of the entire naval force, called Task Force 473, in which it is inserted. Commissioned by Rear-Admiral Olivier Lebas, the GAN confirmed its ability to fill the entire spectrum of missions that can be assigned to a group carrier of the forefront. Realism and high intensity…

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Exercise Gabian 2019

February 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – From February 4 to 8, 2019, the High Seas Patrolman (MWO) Commander Ducuing , the Command and Supply Building (BCR) Var , the Mine Hunters (CMT) Lyre and Capricorn , the Basic Depot Bombs Buildings (BBPD) Acheron and Pluto participated in Exercise Gabian 2019.1. This mutual training, conducted four times a year, aims to prepare the crews and ships of the Naval Task Force for their future operational missions. Helicopters from the naval aviation, marine commandos, a light detachment of the Army, and occasionally…

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Black Olives 18: Mine Warfare Training in the Mediterranean

September 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – After a ramp-up phase to master the fundamental actions, the black olives tactical period will run until 28 September with the implementation of a crisis scenario in which the naval force will have to search, locate and neutralize exercise mines under the threat of enemies. “BLACK OLIVES 18 is a great training to improve the interoperability between the different units, key to the success of the operations ” explains the Captain Camelin who, with the staff of war of the mines of the French…

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