Two years of Operation AGENOR in Gulf and Strait of Hormuz

Launched on February 25, 2020 at the initiative of France, the EMASoH mission (European-led maritime awareness in the Strait of Hormuz) aims to restore confidence and security in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal have thus wished to participate in the stabilization of the region, in a spirit…

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FS Guepratte on Operation AGENOR Patrol Duty

The La Fayette Frigate (FLF) Guépratte continues its patrols in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Engaged since the end of January as part of Operation AGENOR, the FLF Guépratte conducted an exercise with the Saudi patrol boat Oqbah . The two buildings chained joint training in the Arabo-Persian Gulf. The Guépratte then continued its mission of securing…

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CTF150 Drug Bust for Guepratte

On February 17, 2022, the La Fayette (FLF) type frigate Guépratte destroyed more than 270 kg of heroin seized from a dhow in the Gulf of Oman. While the FLF Guépratte was patrolling in support associated with the Combined task force (CTF) 150, she was informed of the presence of dhows carrying drugs. The embarked Detachment 36F Panther helicopter then…

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FS Guépratte joined Operation AGÉNOR

On January 23, 2022, the Frigate La Fayette (FLF) Guépratte joined Operation AGÉNOR, the military pillar of the EMASoH mission ” European-led Maritime Awareness in the Straight of Hormuz “, under the tactical command of the European General Staff currently led by France. Deployed until March as part of this operation, the Guépratte will take part in the coming months…

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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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Loire Busy With Training in the Mediterranean

After refueling the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne in operation CHAMMAL in February 2021, crew B of the metropolitan support and assistance building (BSAM) Loire continues to explore this capacity to refuel, but this time- here with the type frigate La Fayette (FLF) Guépratte, during the GABIAN exercise which took place off Toulon. This maneuver, the first of its kind on…

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Marine Nationale and Royal Canadian Navy Continue Counter-Narcotics Victories under CTF-150

May 20, 2021 – The Marine Nationale’s (MN) FS Guépratte and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary, prove themselves unrelenting, making four rapid counter-narcotic seizures under CTF-150. FS Guépratte commenced the successful streak with a seizure of 6,136 lbs (2,784 kg) of hashish on 12 May. HMCS Calgary followed the French frigate’s lead, striking in quick succession on…

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