FS Aconit Relieves Sister Guépratte on SIGINT Duty in Eastern Mediterranean

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 22, 2019, the Guépratte was relieved by the light stealth frigate Aconit to ensure operational permanence in the eastern Mediterranean area.

Deployed since April in the eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Chammal, the light-weight frigate Guépratte has carried out an intelligence gathering mission in this strategic area, at the crossroads of many economic and geopolitical issues. This collected information contributed to the French independent assessment of this theater of operations.

During this succession to the sea in the theater of operations, the staffs of both units were able to exchange and transmit the elements useful to the successful completion of the mission. In addition to the joint patrol, this day was an opportunity to conduct joint exercises, focused on combat readiness, between two La Fayette class sister ships .