JS Harusame PASSEX With EUNAVFOR

On July 29, JS HARUSAME conducted a multilateral PASSEX with ITS FASAN and SPS NUMANCIA in vicinity of Djibouti to improve our tactical skill and strengthen cooperation with them. The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness, contributing to the defense of Japan and the maintenance to maritime order based on law, as well as stability in the Indo-Pacific region with friendly Navy.

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JS Harusame Aids Djibouti Navy Training

On July 28, JS HARUSAME conducted a JMSDF Djibouti navy PASSEX with ADI ALI M HOUMED in vicinity of Djibouti to improve our tactical skill and strengthen cooperation with the Djibouti Navy. The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness, contributing to the defense of Japan and the maintenance to maritime order based on law, as well as stability in the Indo-Pacific region…

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Joint Naval Exercise Red Wave-5

Joint naval exercise “Red Wave-5” kicked off on Tuesday 31/5/2022 in the Saudi territorial waters in the Red Sea with the participation of the naval forces of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Djibouti, Sudan and Yemen. The preparatory stage of the exercise includes holding conferences and lectures to ensure mutual understanding among the participating elements and forces. The drill, that run…

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Visit to Djibouti “Contributes to Regional Stability”

PROPAGANDA Foreign media on Tuesday claimed that a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ship recently docked at the PLA Support Base in Djibouti “for the first time,” in an obvious attempt to hype the “China threat” theory. But analysts said that such a docking would be normal so the PLA vessels that carry out escort missions in the Gulf…

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French Navy Atlantique 2 Operating from Djibouti

Since January 23, a French Navy Atlantique 2 (ATL 2) maritime patrol aircraft has been deployed to Air Base 188 in Djibouti, in support of the European Union’s ATALANTE counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. Placed under European operational control and integrated into Task Force 465, the ATL2 is a French aircraft perfectly integrated into this European operation with…

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Chevalier Paul Trains With French Forces in Djibouti

On January 8, 2022, as part of its deployment in the Indian Ocean, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul was able to train with the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). The Chevalier Paul thus supported an offensive action led by Rafales of the Air and Space Force deployed from mainland France against a fictitious country defended by Mirage…

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Chevalier Paul Conducts Joint Training in the Bab El Mandeb Strait

On October 30, 2021, the 3/11 Corsican fighter squadron of the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj) contributed to the protection of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul during its mission to escort the American tanker USNS Kanawha in the Bab El Mandeb Strait. The Mirage 2000-5 escort made it possible to strengthen the protection system set up around…

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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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