On January 18, 2022, following an operational release in Alexandria, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence conducted a bilateral exercise with the Egyptian Gowind-type corvette Port-Said.
The training began as a joint exercise against an asymmetric threat. The cooperation sequence continued with tactical evolution maneuvers intended to test the maneuvering capabilities of the two ships. Finally, the crews engaged in refueling maneuvers at sea in order to strengthen their interoperability.
This regional cooperation action with a country bordering the eastern Mediterranean illustrates France’s commitment to contributing to the stability of this strategic area.