French Navy Shadows Russian AGI Vasiliy Tatishchev

From January 23 to 26, 2022, several air and maritime resources were mobilized in the French maritime approaches, in the Mediterranean, to ensure the surveillance of the Russian intelligence collection vessel Vasiliy Tatishchev. Falcon 50 maritime surveillance planes from the French Navy, Mirage 2000 fighters from the Air and Space Force, as well as the two La Fayette (FLF) type…

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Auvergne Sets Sail for the Eastern Mediterranean

Everyone is at their post, all of the building’s capacities are checked: Auvergne is ready to accomplish its mission. Having left Toulon on November 2, the frigate is heading for the eastern Mediterranean, the theater where it will succeed the La Fayette Aconit- type frigate – as part of Operation CHAMMAL to fight Daesh – to ensure the near-permanence of…

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FS Aconit Home From Fifth Eastern Mediterranean Patrol

After two and a half months of patrol in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Frigate type La Fayette (FLF) Aconit left the port of Larnaca (Cyprus) for Toulon, thus ending its fifth consecutive deployment in this region, marked by renewed tensions. on maritime issues. During its deployment, the Aconit ensured the continuity of the French presence in the area, showing France’s…

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FS Courbet Begins Long Trials Program After Modernization

On September 13, 2021, the Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) took delivery of the new installations of the first renovated La Fayette (FLF) -type Frigate, the Courbet , after a sea trial campaign. This program will see three ships modernized: Courbet followed by La Fayette and then Aconit. Fourth class member Surcouf is now part of the Mission Jeanne d’Arc…

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Exercise EUNOMIA 21 Held off Cyprus

Launched in 2020, the quadripartite initiative brings together Cyprus, France, Italy and Greece. Its objective is to strengthen the naval and air presence in the eastern Mediterranean to reaffirm the attachment of these countries to respect for international law, including the law of the sea. Beginning on October 4 in Cyprus, exercise EUNOMIA 21 brought together the French frigate Aconit…

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