November 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – During a patrol in the Gulf of Biafra, a bilateral meeting was organized between the TG 450.1 and the Italian multi-mission frigate Federico Martinengo , on November 10.
Many tactical exercises punctuated this day and allowed the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude , the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Ventôse and the FREMM Federico Martinengo to train together and improve their level of coordination in many areas, both in terms of air-sea maneuver and artillery fire. This day of group interaction and navigation underlines the mutual interest in interoperability between European vessels, in an area where we share common interests. It is also part of the fight against maritime insecurity and the rise of structures resulting from the Yaoundé process, the common thread of the CORYMBE 154 mission.
In an area where the threat of piracy is very high, having a high level of coordination with local maritime operations centers and partner European vessels is essential for the effectiveness of our deterrent patrols.