Franco-Senegalese investigation at the pier

August 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 16 August 2019, 4 marine commandos of the “Special maritime actions” operational assistance detachment of the French elements in Senegal (EFS) carried out a joint exercise with a group of Senegalese special forces onboard the ship board. Jacoubet . The ship, in stopover in Dakar as part of Operation Corymbe, was invested by…

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FS Pegasus Participates in BALTOPS 2019

June 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – For the 2019 edition, the BALTOPS combined exercise regrouped some fifty surface and underwater units and some forty aircraft. Placed under the tutelage of the second US fleet, 18 nations participate in a series of multi-fight and multi-media exercises. Focusing on submarine mine search and neutralization, the use of air defenses, troop disembarkation, and…

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10,000 Flying Hours for the La Rochelle Dauphin

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – On January 18, 2019, the Flottille 35F Dauphin N helicopter No. 6081 passed the 10,000 hour mark symbolized by the La Rochelle Airport Fire Brigade. In 1990, the French Navy acquired three Dauphin AS365Ns . These helicopters bearing the numbers 6019, 6081 and 6091, are distributed on the metropolitan coast in La Rochelle, Cherbourg…

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New Frigate Fire Control Radar for French Navy

December 7, 2018 – The French Navy is going to use 7 Thales STIR-radars on their frigates for their gun and missile fire control. Five of the radars will be installed at the French frigate program FTI, and two will be placed at the two FREDA-frigates. The FREDA-frigates are meant for air defense missions and multi-missions. This all weather fire…

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Closing of the “Grand African Nemo” exercise 2018

November 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – After seven days, the Grand African Nemo exercise in which the Mistral projection and command building (BPC) and the surveillance frigate (FS) Ventôse took place, was completed on 10 November in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire . The co-operation of the coastal navies as maritime security centers of the Gulf of Guinea made this first edition…

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Exercise Grand African NEMO

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The wishes expressed during the 3rd symposium on maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea applied concretely at sea. The Navy is currently participating alongside 15 African navies in the 1st edition of the ” Grand African NEMO ” exercise . This annual exercise strengthens the momentum for a truly maritime community in the…

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Submarine Argonaute Now on Permanent Display in Paris

October 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – This Tuesday, October 30, the exhibition “under the ocean” opens its doors to the public, inaugurated the day before by Bruno Maquart, president of Universcience, in the presence of several personalities including Hervé Guillou, president and CEO of Naval Group and vice Wing Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis, Director of Navy Military Personnel. Visitors will be…

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Second Deployment of the Year for Atlantique 2 in Niamey

October 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of October, an Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft (ATL2) of the 21F fleet has been deployed at the proposed Niamey airbase. This is his second deployment in 2018 as part of Operation Barkhane. Regularly committed to the benefit of Operation Barkhane in the Sahelo Saharan Strip (BSS), the ATL2 makes it…

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Chevalier Paul on Operation Inherent Resolve Deployment

October 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the darkness of the “Central Operation” (CO) of the Air Defense Frigate Chevalier Paul , a team of fifteen sailors work together to talk about radars, sonars, infrared telescopes and radio and radar interceptors. They try to make the most of their equipment to know everything around the frigate and provide the commander…

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Naval aeronautics: Franco-British training off Brest

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – On September 18, 2018, training between the Royal Navy and the sailors of the sky took place off Pointe Finistère. An Atlantic 2 Flotilla 23F , 2 Rafale Marine Flotilla 12F and the British frigate HMS Dragon , took advantage of this mission to conduct a joint exercise of anti-ship. Taking off, Atlantic 2…

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German and French Navy: “We can do more”

Google Translation With a maritime debate, the German Navy and the Marine National have taken their cooperation to a new level. Based on the state of the cooperation, two naval chiefs presented strategic perspectives – and their concrete implementation. The French ambassador meets annually at the residence of the German Ambassador in Paris. He has completed the German General /…

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Operation Chammal: FS Chevalier Paul Deployed to Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation Air Defense frigate Chevalier Paul sailed from Toulon on April 18 to join the Eastern Mediterranean and become part of Operation Chammal. The quasi-permanence of a frigate in this zone for several years allows France to maintain a capacity of national appreciation of precious situation. The eastern Mediterranean is at the heart of geopolitical tensions linked to migratory…

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Rolls-Royce to supply 20 MTU Series 8000 engines for new French Navy frigates

Rolls-Royce has received its first order for the new sixteen-cylinder engines in its successful Series 8000 range: French shipbuilder Naval Group has ordered a total of 20 MTU 16V 8000 M91L engines, each delivering up to 8,000 kW of mechanical power. These are to be installed in the French Navy’s five new FTI-type frigates (Frégates de Taille Intermédiaire – medium-sized…

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Hostile environment, formidable enemy: the FREMM – Caiman Marine couple in action

Google Translation Deployed in the Far North, the multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence and its embedded Caiman Marine helicopter participated in the combined exercises TG18.1 and Dynamic Guard 2018 . Taking place under harsh conditions, these operational trainings have made it possible to strengthen the interoperability of French Navy units with its partners in the area. They helped to enhance the…

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