GABIAN 20.3 – The Toulon surface fleet in operational training

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From September 14 to 18, 2020, nearly 1,200 sailors participated in the Gabian 20.3 operational training conducted by the naval action force (ALFAN) off the Var coast, It is in the Mediterranean exercise area (ZONEX), that a dozen surface vessels, as well as aircraft from the naval aeronautics and the Air Force were jointly…

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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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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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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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