French Training Squadron Visits Gabon

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Currently deployed as part of the Corymbe mission, the Task Group 451.04 composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the high-seas patrol boat Commander Birot made a stopover in Gabon. While participating in the regeneration of the two ships and crews, the few days at the dock in Port-Gentil have consolidated the ties that bind France and Gabon in terms of maritime safety. The highlight of the Task Group’s presence in Gabon was the organization on 18 February of a VIP Day that…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019 Departs Toulon

February 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – General François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, presided on Monday, February 25, 2019, the departure ceremony of the group “Jeanne d’Arc 2019”, composed of PHA Tonnerre and FLF La Fayette with on board, 130 student officers. This five-month operational deployment will take them from Toulon to the Caribbean via the Suez Canal, the Indian Ocean and the Cape of Good Hope. During the fitting-out ceremony of the “Jeanne d’Arc 2019” group, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces reminded the…

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Pacific Ocean: alongside 42 nations, 35 ships and 27 aircraft, the group “Jeanne d’Arc” participates in exercise Komodo 2018

Google Translation Deployed in the Pacific Ocean as part of the 2018 “Jeanne d’Arc” mission, the Dixmude command and projection building (BPC) and the Surcouf frigate joined the 42 nations, 35 vessels and 27 aircraft participating in the naval exercise. Komodo multinational organized by Indonesia from 4 to 9 May off the island of Lombok. This exercise brought together numerous nautical and air resources designed to reinforce the mechanisms and synergies of regional cooperation in the event of a humanitarian disaster and to confirm the interoperability of the various navies…

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Google Translation March 18, 2017 – Stopping at Djibouti as part of the “Jeanne d’Arc 2017” mission, the frigate Courbet set sail on 16 March 2017 to integrate the Atalanta operation, under the operational control of Alindien, and to go off the coast of Somalia after The attack by alleged pirates of the oil tanker “Aris 13”. Arrived in the area the next morning, the Aris 13, released in the night, is relocated by the Dauphin helicopter of the frigate during a reconnaissance flight. The Courbet then made a first…

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UK maritime forces join major French deployment

March 3, 2017 – UK maritime forces are taking part in a major French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East. Around 70 Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel have joined a French task group aboard the French assault ship FS Mistral for the five-month mission. It includes port calls in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Japan, Guam and Australia. Two Royal Navy Merlin Mk3 helicopters have joined the deployment, which will include amphibious exercises and defense engagement. The UK contribution to France’s annual Jeanne d’Arc naval deployment demonstrates the…

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