FS Aquitaine Trains With Indian Frigate Tabar

(Google Translation) – On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the Indian frigate Tabar set sail from Brest after a four-day stopover. The Aquitaine multi-mission frigate (FREMM) and the Indian frigate then carried out numerous exercises in the Brest approaches over two days. Tactical evolutions, presentation maneuvers for refueling at sea, joint anti-submarine and anti-aircraft combat exercises notably punctuated this mutual training…

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50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

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Forbin in Exercise Formidable Shield 21

May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Saturday May 15, 2021, after two days of operational break in compliance with the health constraints due to COVID-19, the crew of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin left the Scottish port of Fairlie to reach the area of FORMIDABLE SHIELD 21 sea demonstration and exercise, west of the Hebrides. Forbin joined the…

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NATO warships start major air and missile defence exercise

May 15, 2021 – Europe’s biggest and most complex air and missile exercise gets underway on Saturday (15 May 2021) with ships and aircraft from across NATO defending against a variety of missiles. Exercise “At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield” is held primarily at the Hebrides range off Scotland, and also at the Andoya training site off Norway, involving 15 ships and dozens of…

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Design Work Begins on Next French CVN

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 19, 2021, the Directorate General for Armament (DGA) notified the preliminary design work for the new generation aircraft carrier (PA-Ng) to Naval Group, Chantiers de l’Atlantique and TechnicAtome. This work, lasting two years, will make it possible to consolidate the assumptions and technical data resulting from the preliminary study phase. The construction…

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France Signs Agreement to Purchase Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

January 6, 2021 – The government of France signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) with the U.S. government signifying their intent to purchase Northrop Grumman Corporation’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. The LOA allows the U.S. Navy to begin contracting activities with Northrop Grumman for production of E-2D airborne command and control aircraft. The signed LOA secures the sale that…

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France, Germany, Greece, Italy & UK to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 19, 2020 – France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATO’s High Visibility Projects (HVP). A significant number of medium multi role helicopter capabilities currently operated by Allies…

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UK & France Mark 10 Years of Naval Cooperation

November 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – In 2010, the signing of the Lancaster House agreements structured an already very advanced naval cooperation. For 10 years, France and the United Kingdom have been working on setting up a capability enabling French and British forces to deploy, at low notice, a joint joint expeditionary force CJEF. 2012 and 2015: the Corsican Lion…

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