Chevalier Paul Trains With French Forces in Djibouti

On January 8, 2022, as part of its deployment in the Indian Ocean, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul was able to train with the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). The Chevalier Paul thus supported an offensive action led by Rafales of the Air and Space Force deployed from mainland France against a fictitious country defended by Mirage…

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Chevalier Paul Patrolling Strait of Hormuz

Engaged in AGENOR operation since December 5, 2021, under the tactical command of the European staff currently led by France, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul led several surveillance missions for the benefit of merchant ships during of their crossing of the Strait of Hormuz. Thanks to his detection capabilities, the Chevalier Paul actively participated in the surveillance of…

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Chevalier Paul Trains With Indian Armed Forces

Deployed in the Indian Ocean since the beginning of November, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul has participated in a series of high-level exercises off India with the Indian armed forces. On November 16 and 17, 2021, Chevalier Paul notably participated in two air defense exercises with the Indian Air Force and the French forces stationed in the United…

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French Air Defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul Calls at Mumbai

Chevalier Paul, a Horizon-class air defense destroyer is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of France’s permanent military presence in the region. As part of this deployment, it is making a port call at Mumbai on November 18-19, and later at Kochi, marking Indo-French naval cooperation and the central role that India plays in France’s naval presence and…

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Indian Ocean Drug Seizures by FS Floréal & Chevalier Paul

Respectively integrated and placed in support of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), the Floréal Surveillance Frigate (FS) and the Chevalier Paul Air Defense Frigate (FDA) have recently carried out major drug seizures. These operations demonstrate the importance of the French contribution within the framework of the CTF 150 which fights against illicit trafficking which contributes to the financing…

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Chevalier Paul Conducts Joint Training in the Bab El Mandeb Strait

On October 30, 2021, the 3/11 Corsican fighter squadron of the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj) contributed to the protection of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul during its mission to escort the American tanker USNS Kanawha in the Bab El Mandeb Strait. The Mirage 2000-5 escort made it possible to strengthen the protection system set up around…

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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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Charles De Gaulle Strike Group Deploys

February 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Formed around the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, the carrier strike group (GAN) taking the name of Task Force (TF) 473, set sail on February 21, 2021 from the Toulon naval base (BN) to lead the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission . A major pillar of the French naval force, the GAN is made up…

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