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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French Frigate Visiting Fremantle

The French Navy’s newest FREMM frigate, FS Auvergne, berthed at Victoria Quay, Fremantle Port November 15th. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EXGoTpdKq8[/embedyt] The ship started its maiden operational deployment from its homeport of Toulon on 18 August. The frigate has spent the past four months operating in the Indian Ocean where it was put through its paces by its crew. An NH90 helicopter has been embarked on the frigate during the deployment. FS Auvergne and crew started preparations for this deployment a year ago. The frigate was built by DCNS (now Naval Group), launched in September 2015…

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FS Auvergne Integrates With CTF 150

Google Translation Under the aegis of the Pakistani command, the multi-mission frigate Auvergne joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on August 24th. This force participates in the Indian Ocean in the fight against illicit trafficking financing terrorism. The operational deployment of the FREMM Auvergne is part of its long-term deployment to verify its military capabilities in an operational environment. In this region marked by both instability and a very strong maritime traffic, the building patrols the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Cayman Marine embarked allows…

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