FS Auvergne Integrates With CTF 150

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Under the aegis of the Pakistani command, the multi-mission frigate Auvergne joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) on August 24th. This force participates in the Indian Ocean in the fight against illicit trafficking financing terrorism.

The operational deployment of the FREMM Auvergne is part of its long-term deployment to verify its military capabilities in an operational environment.

In this region marked by both instability and a very strong maritime traffic, the building patrols the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Cayman Marine embarked allows him to conduct maritime surveillance flights to the benefit of the force. The vessel stands ready to deploy a visiting team to conduct flag surveys when suspicious ships are identified and located.

This deployment, succeeding the period of command of the operation by the French armies from April 13 to August 17, testifies to the commitment of France in the fight against terrorism and for the safety of the seas.

Set up in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, CTF150, under the command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), brings together a coalition of 18 nations that provide naval and air assets to ensure the permanence of the mission. It is one of the three Task Forces of the CMF, under US command, with CTF 151, engaged in the fight against piracy, and CTF 152, ensuring the maritime security of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Today, thirty-one nations are engaged in the coalition.

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