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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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins FS Aconit on Operation Sea Guardian

June 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Mediterranean, the Jeanne d’Arc 2020 group, made up of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate La Fayette Guépratte and the frigate Aconit, were engaged in associated support for two separate but concomitant maritime missions: the operation of the European Union called IRINI and that of NATO called Sea Guardian.…

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