ARA Bouchard Departs for Argentina

January 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – This morning at 7 (11 am from France), the ARA “Bouchard” (P-51) ocean patrolman, commanded by Frigate Captain Daniel Eduardo Giudici, sailed from the Naval Base in Toulon. The unit began its voyage in which it will cross the Atlantic Ocean towards Buenos Aires, prior to the resupply of logistics in the port of Rio…

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France Takes Command of EUROMARFOR

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The September 19, 2019 in Toulon, aboard the amphibious helicopter carriers (PHA) Thunder , was held the ceremony taking command of the Force European Maritime ( European Maritime Force – EUROMARFOR). Chief of the Naval Staff (CEMM), Admiral Christophe Prazuck, has recognized Wing Vice Admiral (VAE) Jean-Philippe Rolland, current Naval Task Force Commander, as…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019: Cooperation with Spanish FAMET

July 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – From July 15 to 19, 2019, a detachment of the Spanish Air Force Mobile Air Forces (FAMET) joined the Task Group 625.01 of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission, composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the frigate La Fayette . Two Cougar type FAMET helicopters embarked on the Thunder off Spain before…

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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Toulon

February 2, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Toulon, France, Jan. 31, for a scheduled port visit. “The crew of Donald Cook is excited to enjoy some well-deserved liberty in Toulon, France,” said Command Master Chief Jeremy Douglas. “This will give us an excellent opportunity to strengthen our relationship with France, our longtime NATO ally. Additionally, our crew…

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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…

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Charles de Gaulle Midlife Refit Completed

November 8, 2018 – The sole prime contractor for the entire mid-life refit of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, Naval Group has returned the vessel to the French Navy. The vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle. Designed and built by Naval Group and entering service in 2001, the Charles de Gaulle…

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Black Olives 18: Mine Warfare Training in the Mediterranean

September 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – After a ramp-up phase to master the fundamental actions, the black olives tactical period will run until 28 September with the implementation of a crisis scenario in which the naval force will have to search, locate and neutralize exercise mines under the threat of enemies. “BLACK OLIVES 18 is a great training to improve…

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Turia Joins SNMCMG2

September 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, September 14th, the effective incorporation of the “Turia” cazaminas has been carried out in the Permanent Grouping of Measures Against Mines nº2 (SNMCMG 2) by NATO in the Mediterranean. The ship will be three months within the operational structure of the Atlantic Alliance. The cazaminas M-34 “Turia” of the Spanish Navy departed last…

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French Mediterranean Fleet Conduct Exercise Gabian 18.2

Google Translation From June 11 to 15, 2018, 6 naval aeronautical surface and air force combat ships train together off Toulon as part of the GABIAN collective training. The objective of this deployment is to train the crews of surface ships belonging to the Naval Action Force * and naval aircraft, and thus to allow sailors to prepare jointly for…

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Castigneau Jetty Opens in Toulon

Google Translation On Friday, May 18, 2018, Vice Admiral Denis Beraud, Major General of the Navy, went to Toulon to inaugurate, with the General Engineer of Maritime Works Michel Rainero, Director of the ESID Toulon, the new Castigneau Jetty intended for the docking of the new frigates of the French Navy. This port was built under the project management of…

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Binational Mistral Transit of Suez Canal

Google Translation On February 25th, the “Tonere” projection and command building (BPC) and its Egyptian sistership the BPC “Anwar El Sadat” traveled together the Suez Canal between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. They were escorted respectively by the Gowind “El Fateh”, which led the march, and by the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) “Chevalier Paul”. This is the first…

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