Frigate Germinal Seizes 435 kg of Cannabis

On February 11, 2022, during an air-sea surveillance mission led by the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA), the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Germinal intervened on a suspicious fast boat, without visible mark of nationality, on the high seas in southwest of Guadeloupe. The boat, with five occupants on board, fled as the soldiers approached, while throwing bundles into the sea,…

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Navy delivers first T-45 equipped with ADS-B (Out)

The T-45 team at Naval Air Systems Command delivered the first Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) (Out)-compliant aircraft in January to Training Squadron (VT) 86 in Pensacola, Florida, to meet a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirement. ADS-B is a system that repeatedly broadcasts an aircraft’s current position, altitude, airspeed, identification and other information over a common frequency. It…

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820 NAS Honors WW2 Swordfish Pilot’s Last Wishes

Aviators from 820 Naval Air Squadron honoured the final wishes of WW2 Swordfish pilot George Gibb – casting his ashes into the waters over which he once flew. Lieutenant Gibb from Largs in Scotland is possibly the last pilot to have flown the famous biplane torpedo bomber in action during World War 2. He passed away earlier this year at…

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Exercise CARAÏBES 2020

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) carried out a large joint exercise from 23 to 26 November 2020, named CARAÏBES 2020. The objective of the latter was to optimize the coordination of land, sea, air, command and civilian components. military, around a scenario that can be encountered in the Caribbean. To restore conducting…

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