BNS Leopold I Completes Three Week Inclusion in Mission Foch

April 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – For three weeks, the Belgian frigate Léopold 1er actively contributed to the protection and escort of the carrier strike group (GAN) deployed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during the Foch mission. The opportunity to draw up a particularly qualitative assessment of its integration for the benefit of security and the operational missions…

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Charles de Gaulle Air Group Trains With Dutch F-16s and F-35s

April 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 23 to 27 March, the “Frisian Resilience” exercise took place during which the carrier strike group and its Dutch partners reinforced their interoperability during high-level tactical training. Born of a strong Franco-Dutch desire to strengthen cooperation between their armed forces after the cancellation of the combined exercise Frisian Flag, the exercise Frisian Resilience…

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France Praises Blas de Lezo Escort of Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle

March 26 2020 (Google Translation) – Having joined the carrier strike group’s European escort at the start of March as part of the Foch mission , the Spanish frigate Blas de Lezo is helping to protect the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and is helping to establish an assessment of situation in the Atlantic and North Sea. Its integration into…

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Charles de Gaulle Rafales Train With Danish, Dutch and Swedish Fighters

March 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On March 19, 20 and 21, pilots of the French Navy belonging to the on-board air group (GAé) carried out a series of interactions with the Danish, Dutch and Swedish air forces, over the North Sea. The Foch mission led by the carrier strike group formed in Task Force 473 around the aircraft carrier…

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SNMG1 Trains With Charles de Gaulle CSG

March 23, 2020 – French carrier strike group and its flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, trained with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) for four days last week. Their combined exercises ran between 19-22 March bringing together warships from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom on the east coast of Denmark. Naval…

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Charles de Gaulle CSG Trains in North Sea

NOTE: Since this was written, BNS Leopold I has left the group over COVID-19 March 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – Almost two months after the departure of the Foch mission from Toulon, the carrier strike group formed into Task Force 473 made a stopover in Brest, the city which saw the birth of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. After…

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Ike and Charles de Gaulle Participate in Cross-Deck Aircraft Launches and Recoveries

March 3, 2020 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) participated in cross-deck inter-operability exercises in the Mediterranean Sea March 3. The unique opportunity allowed pilots from both navies to land and launch on the two flight decks while the leaders of each strike group met aboard both carriers for a tour and an…

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Charles de Gaulle CSG Fully Committed Against Terrorism

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Committed from January 29 to February 20 within Operation Chammal, the twenty Rafale marine and two E2C-Hawkeye of the air group on board the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle achieved 667 hours in operational flights, of which a little more than 150 at night. These many hours of flight over the Levant theater allowed…

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Charles de Gaulle Strike Group Rest Break in Cyprus

February 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – One month to the day after their departure from Toulon and after three weeks of engagement in the Inherent Resolve coalition as part of the CHAMMAL operation to combat Daesh, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle , the command building and of refueling (BCR) Var , the multi-mission frigates (FREMM) Auvergne and Bretagne as…

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