FS Prairial on South Pacific Patrol

March 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since 25 January, the ” Prairial ” surveillance frigate of the Armed Forces in French Polynesia has left the naval base of Papeete, its home port in Tahiti for an operational deployment of more than two months. Thanks to her ” Alouette III “, as well as to the ” Prairial ” boats , the frigate first carried out reconnaissance missions around the isolated Vanavana atoll. The objective of such reconnaissance missions is to collect and update information on land and sea land access…

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South Pacific deployment beckons for HMAS Adelaide

HMAS Adelaide is preparing to embark on its longest deployment this year – a three month journey across the South Pacific to Hawaii and back called Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18). The deployment represents the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour activity in which Adelaide has been the flagship. IPE18 begins at the end of the month and HMAS Adelaide’s Commanding Officer, CAPT Jonathan Earley says his crew are making final preparations for the journey. “We are very excited to be deploying again on this important activity in our region, having…

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