Auvergne Takes Part in NATO Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2022

On February 19, 2022, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne sailed from Toulon towards Sicily, as part of the DYNAMIC MANTA 2022 exercise. Organized by NATO from February 21 to March 4, DYNAMIC MANTA 2022 is a high-level anti-submarine warfare exercise that brings together units from nine allied nations (France, Canada, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United United States, Germany, United Kingdom)…

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Frigate Auvergne Returns to Toulon

On January 20, 2022, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne returned to its base port of Toulon, after two months of deployment in the eastern Mediterranean. Leaving on November 30, 2021 after its participation in the high-intensity exercise POLARIS 21, Auvergne notably contributed to the fight against Daesh in the Levant as part of Operation CHAMMAL. In mid-December, the FREMM, which…

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Auvergne Takes Operational Break in Beirut

On operational break in the Lebanese capital from January 5 to 8, 2022, the crew of the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne worked to strengthen the ties that unite the National Navy and the Lebanese Navy. Common dives and participation of several mechanics from Auvergne in a technical intervention on the Lebanese patrol boat Trablous, notably punctuated the exchanges. Captain Dannoui,…

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French Frigates Take Part in Joint Exercises

On January 8, 2022, the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Auvergne and Provence and Rafale planes from the French Air and Space forces operated jointly in the eastern Mediterranean, as part of joint maneuvers. After a simulated Naval Cruise Missile (MdCN) strike, carried out in cooperation with the US Navy, the two ships carried out an air defense exercise by interacting with…

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FS Auvergne Trains With Turkish Navy in the Black Sea

As part of its patrol in the Black Sea, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted, on December 30, mutual training with the Turkish frigate Yildirim , of the MEKO 200 class. The activities carried out – communication exercise by flags, tactical evolutions and presentations for refueling at sea – have made it possible to maintain elementary know-how and interoperability between…

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Naval Cooperation Between France and Greece

The Frigate multi missions (FREMM) Auvergne conducted a series of exercises with the Greek frigate Salamis off Crete. On December 9, 2021, helicopter maneuvers, a formation navigation sequence and the establishment of tactical data links, allowing the exchange of tactical information, were carried out between the French and Greek frigates. They then joined forces in an anti-aircraft defense exercise against…

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Russian Propaganda Claims They’re Controlling French Frigate in Black Sea

December 14 – RIA Novosti. The Russian military controls the actions of the French frigate Auvergne, which entered the Black Sea . This was reported at the National Defense Management Center. “The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have begun to control the actions of the Auvergne guided missile frigate of the French Navy , which entered the…

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Auvergne Takes Part in Exercise in “QUAD” Format

Deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation CHAMMAL, the FREMM Auvergne participated on 12 November, off Cyprus, in a joint exercise with Cypriot, Greek, and Italian units. The Greek frigate Kontourioutis , the Italian frigate Andrea Doria and the Cypriot patroller Alasia, as well as a helicopter from the 460th Squadron of the Cypriot air force, thus joined…

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Eastern Mediterranean – Franco-Greek Training off Crete

Friday, November 5, off the coast of Crete, the operators of the central operations of the Multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne trained alongside their Greek counterparts of the frigate Themistokles. As part of an anti-aircraft scenario, six F-16 fighter jets of the Greek Air Force, two frigates and their air escort, consisting of two other Greek fighters, opposed the Franco-Greek device…

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GABIAN 21.2 – Operational Training of Toulon Units

The GABIAN 21.2 exercise enabled eight units of the Naval Action Force (FAN) from 20 to 24 September 2021 to perfect a high level of operational readiness for combat in the Mediterranean. In order to consolidate the control of high-end operations, many buildings on the Toulon facade took part in this training. The multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence played the role…

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