February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The multimission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean from its departure from Toulon a few days ago.
After having conducted exercises with the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM) deployed for the JEANNE D’ARC 21 mission, the frigate Auvergne operated in the central Mediterranean in associated support to Operation IRINI.
Now entering the waters of the eastern Mediterranean to relieve the frigate Aconit , a new phase of her mission begins. Deployed as part of the maritime component of Operation CHAMMAL, in direct support, Auvergne will use its many sensors to maintain detailed knowledge of this area of strategic interest and contribute to France’s autonomous capacity for assessment. in this region.
The deployment of a first-rank combat vessel, endowed with the most modern capabilities in all fields of struggle, is also an unambiguous signal of France’s desire to contribute to the stability of the Mediterranean basin, while guaranteeing respect. of international law.
Lastly, it is an opportunity to strengthen cooperation with its regional partners during stopovers and exercises, as well as to raise the level of interoperability with the Allied navies operating in this theater.