GABIAN 18.3: The Fleet is Training off Toulon

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 21 September 2018, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc , the anti-aircraft frigate (FAA) Cassard , the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Aconit and Surcouf , and the command and supply building (BCR) Marne participated in Gabian operational training.

This quarterly training takes place in the Mediterranean and allows the different units to maintain their know-how. This edition was marked by the realization of a large variety of shots, refueling maneuvers and anti-aircraft exercises. Synergies with naval aviation have been strong thanks to mutual training with Rafales Marine and helicopters from Flottilles 31F and 36F . Interactions also took place with minehunters participating in the concurrent Black Mining Mine Warfare Training .

The objective of the Gabian Operational Training is to train the crews of Naval Task Force and Naval Aviation Aircraft and to enable mariners to prepare jointly for future operational missions.