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 defense against enemy ship attacks, this annual exercise was designed to enhance the interoperability of allies while contributing to optimize the responsiveness of the Alliance. It is also one of…

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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 and Touquet. Intended for many public service missions (safeguarding at sea, preservation of goods and people, pollution research), they are then armed by the company Heli-Service. From 1993, it is…

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The Marine Information Package (DIM 2019) is online

January 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The IMU takes stock of the Navy with the list of vessels in service, future programs and the distribution of seamen in schools, forces and staffs. Beyond photography at a moment T, we must see a Marine in movement thanks to an increased modernization and a major renewal of the Fleet that allows the military programming law (LPM) 2019-2025. The course is set by the Mercator Plan to build the 2030 Navy together. The DIM unveils the new names of types of surface buildings,…

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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 control radar can track stealth targets superior, even in severe clutter. Besides, the accuracy and reliability are extraordinary high, also in multipath conditions. Paul de Ceuninck van Capelle, Sales Manager:…

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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 of the exercise a success. In total, Grand African Nemo completed 27 scenarios, from Cape Verde to Angola, involving 21 units at sea as well as 5 aircraft. The exercise…

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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 Gulf of Guinea that can fight to maintain security in this area of ​​the globe. It complements the “African NEMO” exercises, conducted 5 to 6 times a year, in a…

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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 able to discover interactively the riches of the depths of the oceans. The transmission of sound in water, the principle of Archimedes, the structure of the oceans and seabed will…

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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 possible to complete the capabilities of “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” (ISR) permanently implemented by the Air Force on theater. It thus participates in this combined action of the air means…

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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 with the most accurate information possible about the operational environment of the ship. Scrutinizing the screen of the aerial watchdog, the Second Master Marine is responsible for the detection and…

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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 , using all its sensors, began a search patrol of the British frigate. After a thorough search and investigation of many surface vessels, the maritime patrol crew positioned the English…

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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 / Admiralty Training at the German Armed Forces Leadership Academy in Hamburg. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the German-French Officers Exchange. On July 11, Marine Inspector, Vice Admiral Andreas…

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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 flows, political and economic issues and the crisis that is shaking the Levant. The three-dimensional detection capabilities of the Chevalier Paul frigate allow him to collect tactical information essential for…

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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 frigates) from 2023 onwards. The engines are due to ship between the end of 2020 and 2027. Knut Müller, Head of Marine & Government Business at MTU, said: “We are…

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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 high level of performance of the FREMM / Caiman Marine couple in the field of anti-submarine warfare. Back on these exercises. In the middle of February, in negative temperatures, at…

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France Orders Five CMM Hybrids After Successful Trials of Prototype

Google Translation The Directorate General of Armament (DGA) commissioned on March 6, 2018 companies iXblue H2X (La Ciotat) and Cegelec Defense and Naval Southeast (Toulon) the realization of five multi-mission barges (CMM) hybrid propulsion with batteries. This acquisition follows the success of the operational evaluation of a first prototype CMM specimen received in November 2017. Deliveries will run from mid-2019 to mid-2020. Two additional barges can be ordered later. This series of buildings will be the first hybrid powered in the Navy. CMMs are intended to operate in military bases…

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