Mission Jeanne d’Arc Conducts Exercise WAKRI

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 10 to 12, the Jeanne d’Arc group participated in exercise WAKRI, a large-scale joint exercise organized by the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj). The objective of the Amphibious Task Group was to land in a time constrained an Embarked Tactical Group (GTE) capable of joining and integrating a Combined Arms Tactical…

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Atlantique 2 Deployed to Djibouti for Red Sea Exercise

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 2 to 19, a detachment of the French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) was deployed to Djibouti as a precursor to the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, the operational deployment of the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) articulated around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Stationed on the 188 air base of the French…

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Japan-EU Joint Port Call in Djibouti

October 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – October 15, engaged in anti-piracy activities the European Union Naval Force (Somalia – Operation Atalanta) naval vessels and patrol aircraft and the Maritime Self-Defense Force escort ship “big wave” is jointly call at Djibouti. The nearest Port October 5-6 days the date that has been conducted in off the coast of Somalia Gulf of…

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Germany Deploys P-3 to Operation Atalanta in Djibouti

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, a German P-3C “Orion” type maritime patrol aircraft will be relocating from the Nordholz naval air base to Djibouti again. Until shortly before Christmas around 50 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. On average, the “Orion”, nicknamed “Jester”, will…

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KBR Wins $75M Contract to Enhance Navy Bases in Djibouti

August 31, 2020 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $75 million recompete contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central to enhance infrastructure at multiple bases in Djibouti, Africa. Under this five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, KBR will provide engineering, design, construction, renovations, repairs, maintenance, demolition and other services at both Camp Lemonnier, and its associated Chabelley Airfield.…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Involved in Red Sea MEDEVAC

March 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On March 8, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte in transit in the Red Sea were at the heart of a complex medical evacuation operation (EVASAN), conducted with the support of French forces in Djibouti (FFDj) and French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), for the benefit of a…

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Germany Deploying a P-3C for Operation Atalanta

March 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – A German maritime reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion” is heading towards Djibouti on the Horn of Africa on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. By mid-June around 70 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. German naval aviators have been making a significant contribution to combating piracy and…

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