Naval Group Begins Construction of First FTI Frigate Admiral Ronarc’h

October 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The cutting of the first sheet of the defense and intervention frigate (FDI) took place on the Naval Group site in Lorient. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, the General Delegate for Armament, Joel Barre, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Prazuck, his Greek counterpart,…

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Operation Tessito in Fight Against Illegal Fishing

October 7, 2019 – With the FALCON 50 maritime surveillance aircraft, the French elements in Senegal provide active support to maritime operations controlled from Brest by the Commander of the Atlantic Maritime Area (CECLANT). They aim to support the Gulf of Guinea countries in terms of State action at sea, in accordance with the Yaoundé process, in the fight against…

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Second Falcon 50M Equipped with a Release Hatch

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – On July 25, 2019, the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) has received in Merignac (Gironde) the second Falcon 50 Ms equipped with a rescue hatch of marine rescue equipment. The Navy has an air surveillance and maritime intervention fleet composed of five Falcon 200 Gardian based in the Pacific, and eight Falcon 50M based…

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Navy opens for European Heritage Days 2019

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The 36 th edition of the European Heritage Days will be held on 21 and 22 September on the European theme “Arts and Entertainment”. Many sites of the Navy open to the public during these two days. In the Atlantic region, the naval base of Brest, the maritime prefecture, the castle and the museum…

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Atlantique 2 Operations During Operation Chammal

September 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Engaged at the proposed air base (BAP) in the Levant in the “support” pillar of the Chammal operation, the Atlantic Marine 2 detachment of the French Navy actively participated in the fight against Daech during a recent 8-hour mission. On the eve of the mission, Lieutenant Laurent, Captain of the Atlantic 2 Detachment and…

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Death of Admiral Louzeau

September 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Former Chief of Staff of the Navy and 1st Commander of France’s first nuclear submarine-launcher (SNLE): The Redoutable, Admiral Bernard Louzeau died on the night of 5-6 September 2019. The Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of the Naval Staff pays tribute to him ” 1st commander of the Redoutable, CEMM from 1987 to 90, he…

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French Navy Helicopters Assist in Firefighting in Tahiti

August 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 24 to 26 August 2019, at the request of the High Commission of the Republic in French Polynesia, the Armed Forces in French Polynesia (FAPF) fought, in connection with the civil security forces, against a forest fire on the Heights of Paea, on the west coast of Tahiti. The Dauphin helicopters from Flotilla 35F were therefore engaged to fight…

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Six Military Interventions in French Polynesia

August 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – From August 5th to 9th, the Armed Forces in French Polynesia had a particularly busy week. Indeed, they carried out no less than 5 medical evacuations and were also involved in a search mission for a lost hiker. On August 6, the Dauphin helicopter from the Flotilla 35F detachment was engaged for medical evacuation…

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French Elements in Gabon Support MEGALOPS III Exercise

July 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 21 June 2019, the Megalops III / African Nemo 19.3 exercise took place in Gabon. Initiated by France and supported by an operational training detachment of the French elements in Gabon (EFG), this exercise to control the maritime area of ​​the Gulf of Guinea allows the countries of the Economic Community…

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France Begins Installation of FDI Frigate Platform

June 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The FDI (Frigate Defense and Intervention) program has just reached a new milestone with the installation of the first component of the evaluation platform ashore of its sensors and its combat system. The base of the mast was delivered and installed on the site of Saint-Mandrier (Var) of DGA Naval Techniques mid-May 2019. The…

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India & France ASW Exercise Varuna 19.2

May 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 22 to 25 May 2019, the Varuna 19.2 anti-submarine warfare exercise brought together a Navy attack submarine (SNA) of the French Navy currently deployed in the Indian Ocean and an Indian Navy submarine. . Organized under the operational control of ALINDIEN, this exercise was an opportunity to strengthen our capabilities for joint action…

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Mission Clemenceau: Two sailors of the aircraft carrier in the spotlight

May 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Two sailors from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle , Master Jonathan from Chaufferies and Master Kevin from Propulsion received a congratulatory letter from the commander on May 9 for saving the life of a six-year-old Indian boy who was drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel. After several weeks of mission between the…

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