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 package of 8m x 8m x 7m and 23 tons has transited by sea between Lorient and Toulon then landed at the port of Le Canier and then transferred by…

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CHENS 2019: meeting of European navies

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 9 and 10 May, the Chief of the Navy and his European counterparts met in Lisbon. Initiated in 1990, the Chiefs of the European Navies Symposium (CHENS) meets each year with the chiefs of staff of the European navies, members of the European Union or NATO, as well as representatives of the European Military Staff ( EUMS) of the NATO International Staff (IMS) and US Navy Command in Europe and Africa (US NAVEUR-NAVAF) as observer. The 2019 edition, whose presidency was entrusted to…

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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 in a critical and strategic area while demonstrating the high level of interoperability achieved. This major training has accumulated more than 35 hours of submarine combat. The higher level exercises…

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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 Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, the aircraft carrier was in Goa at the beginning of May for an operational break and to start the dock phase of the Franco-Indian Varuna…

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FS Seine Delivered March 7th

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armament (DGA) has just received at the naval base of Toulon Seine , third building support and metropolitan assistance (BSAM) a program of four ships for the Navy. After admission to the active service of the Loire in July 2018 and the Rhone in January, the Seine should be admitted to active service in 2019, after a long-term deployment. . This new building reinforces and modernizes the capabilities of the French Navy. Extremely versatile ship, the BSAM is designed to…

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Duty on the Atlantique 2

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sailor Franck engaged in November 2017 in the Navy. He is currently participating in his first overseas operation at the airbase planned in the Levant. After a bachelor’s degree in international transport management, Franck crossed the doors of the information and recruitment center of the armies of Marseille. After a period of military naval preparation and three years of reserve at Fort Saint-Louis Toulon, the sailor committed in November 2017. “I am now a mechanic of the fleet, says the young man. I…

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Franco-Emirati Mine Warfare Exercise East Dolphin 19

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The second edition of the East Dolphin mine warfare exercise took place off the UAE coast from 10 to 14 March 2019. A Franco-Emirate staff headed operations led by a group consisting of French and UAE mine hunters, a detachment of the Manche Channel (GPD Manche) and UAE divers. Exercise East Dolphin 19 allows France and the UAE to enhance the ability to ensure maritime security together as far as the high seas. Mine hunters have conducted training exercises in naval warfare as well…

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FS Auvergne Joins Italian ASW Exercise

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – After participating in the NATO exercise “Dynamic Manta 19”, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne continued its deployment in the Ionian Sea by conducting a Franco-Italian anti-submarine warfare exercise. On 8 March 2019, the Auvergne joined off the Italian FREMM Alpino off Catania and an Italian submarine dedicated for the duration of the exercise to the search and the pursuit of the two frigates. During this operational training, the two vessels supported by their onboard Caiman helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft were able to demonstrate…

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First Female in Charge for Alistro on Corsica

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – Located on the east coast of Corsica, the semaphore Alistro sees his leadership by the master Carolina since 1 st February 2019. If it is a first for the Mediterranean coast, the head of inauguration The position of a woman should encourage other vocations to a particularly versatile position. A head of post must indeed post knowledge in multiple fields, operational, technical and administrative and in quasi-autonomy, far from the decision-making centers. Joining the Navy in 2002, the Master Caroline has a rich experience…

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First Successful METEOR Missile Shots

February 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday, 13 February, at 13:30, a patrol composed of two Rafale took off from the air base Cazaux (Gironde) to make the first shot of a METEOR missile. At 20:00, a second shot was made at night. These experiments were supervised by the DGA, with the activation of a complete test device, combining security, instrumentation, the implementation of targets, and the return of the shots, from its control center located on the island of the Levant, off Hyères. The aircraft were configured and…

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FS Bretagne Placed in Active Service

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Fifth in a series of eight, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Brittany has just been admitted to active service by the Chief of the Naval Staff (CEMM), Admiral Prazuck. This decision marks the entry into the operational cycle of this ultra-modern building. Built in Lorient, Brittany made its first tests at sea before joining Brest, its base port, May 14, 2018. It was officially received on July 18. On August 30, Brittany left Brest to begin its Long Term Deployment ( LTP ). This is…

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French Naval Aviation in Dakar

February 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – At Senghor Military Air Station, a Falcon 50M, a legendary business aviation model adapted for maritime surveillance and rescue, is deployed. It is part of the Detachment of Naval Aeronautics (DETAERO) integrated with French elements in Senegal (EFS). Belonging to the 24F flotilla of the naval aviation base (BAN) Lann-Bihoué, this detachment is under the operational control of the commander of the Atlantic Maritime Zone (CECLANT). The 24F flotilla is composed of 12 crews spread over 8 Falcon 50M, one of which is permanently…

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FAG: 2018 Assessment of Fisheries Police Operations in French Guiana

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The fisheries police mission is one of the major missions of the Armed Forces in Guyana (FAG), with the fight against illegal gold panning (Harpie operation) and the protection of the Guiana Space Center (Operation Titan). Realized under the responsibility of the prefect of Guyana, delegate of the government for the action of the State at sea, it mobilizes over an area of ​​126 000 km² all the maritime and air assets of the FAG. This vast maritime area faces recurrent attempts to plunder…

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French Navy Falcon Guardian Visited Former Squadron Neptune January 19th

HARS hosted a guest French Marine jet crew January 19th as they fly into HARS Aviation Museum to pay respect to one of their former squadron aircraft. The Dassault Gardian maritime surveillance jet is due to land at Illawarra Regional Airport about 10.30 am. Subject to conditions on the day the crew will stay at the HARS Aviation Museum until about 3 pm. The French crew from 25F Navy Squadron arranged the visit during one day of a Pacific training exercise from their home base in Tahiti. The former “French…

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CNIM Is to Equip the French Navy with 14 New Standard Amphibious Landing Craft (EDA-S)

January 21, 2019 – CNIM – in partnership with Socarenam, Mauric and CNN MCO – has been awarded the contract to replace the French Navy’s landing crafts. Fourteen new Standard Amphibious Landing Crafts (EDA-S) are to be built over a ten-year period. This contract reasserts CNIM’s status as a key partner to the French Navy and a European leader in the area of amphibious operations, supplying the complementary innovative vessels: EDA-S and EDA-R (already in service in the French Navy, designed by CNIM). [Defense] @CNIM_Group wins a European call for tenders: 14 new amphibious landing crafts…

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