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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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Returns to Toulon

July 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Leaving Toulon on February 26, 2020, the Jeanne d’Arc group, composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral and the La Fayette-type frigate (FLF) Guépratte , returned to its base port on Wednesday July 1 after more than 4 months of operational deployment. The Joan of Arc mission comes to conclude the training cycle…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains with Italian Navy

June 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 16 to 18 June 2020, the helicopter carrier Mistral amphibious and kind Lafayette frigate Guépratte attended advanced training period Addestramento Repa di rto of the Italian Navy in the Gulf of Taranto, the benefit of the carrier battle group Italian. No less than seven vessels were engaged, including the aircraft carrier Cavour and…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins FS Aconit on Operation Sea Guardian

June 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Mediterranean, the Jeanne d’Arc 2020 group, made up of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate La Fayette Guépratte and the frigate Aconit, were engaged in associated support for two separate but concomitant maritime missions: the operation of the European Union called IRINI and that of NATO called Sea Guardian.…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Midship Conduct Weapons Training at Sea

June 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Between June 2 and June 7, 2020, artillery training called “fire school” was held aboard the frigate Guépratte then sailing in the Red Sea and then in the Mediterranean Sea for 12 specialty student officers missile-gunner. This training, aimed at conditioning the aptitude of these student officers to occupy a position of “gunner” on…

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Presence of French Navy vessels in the northern Indian Ocean

May 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In May, four French Navy ships were concomitantly in the maritime area of ​​the Indian Ocean under the operational control of ALINDIEN. These four ships contribute to three multilateral operations, in close cooperation with European allies and navies present in the region: The Joan of Arc mission, made up of the helicopter carrier Mistral…

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