French Divers in NATO Exercise Northern Challenge 21

As part of the NATO exercise Northern Challenge 21 , a detachment of the Atlantic Clearance Diver Group (GDP A), reinforced with elements of the Mediterranean and Channel North Sea GPDs, was deployed to Keflavik in Iceland from 11 October to 1 November. A major counter-improvised explosive device (IED) exercise organized by Iceland, Northern Challenge 21 trained deminers detachments from…

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Indian Ocean Drug Seizures by FS Floréal & Chevalier Paul

Respectively integrated and placed in support of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), the Floréal Surveillance Frigate (FS) and the Chevalier Paul Air Defense Frigate (FDA) have recently carried out major drug seizures. These operations demonstrate the importance of the French contribution within the framework of the CTF 150 which fights against illicit trafficking which contributes to the financing…

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Frigate Carabiniere Provides Medical Assistance to Fishing Vessel

On November 16, 2021, during a patrol activity in the area of ​​responsibility of Operation Mare Safe , currently commanded by Rear Admiral Valentino Rinaldi and aimed at the presence and surveillance in a sea area of ​​high value for the protection of interests national and control activities and support to the national fishing fleet, ship Carabiniere – in command…

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ITS Viareggio Conducts Degaussing in Augusta

The activities of the CSSN continue with the Augusta degaussing station which sees the units of the Naval Squad engaged in the verification and calibration of the magnetic signature reduction system. The activity of the polygon, located in the Terravecchia district at the Sicily Maritime Command, has resumed in recent days with Viareggio ship. The importance of degaussing activities is…

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