CTF150 Operation Seizes More Drugs in the Indian Ocean

The Royal New Zealand Navy-led counter-narcotics operation outside the Arabian Gulf has had a second major drug seizure in a week. French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Kiwi-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), conducted a second intercept of a vessel in the Indian Ocean September 27th. It resulted in the…

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Keeping FS Languedoc Resupplies During Operation AGENOR

Deployed since April 29, 2021 in the Eastern Mediterranean and then in the Indian Ocean maritime zone, the Languedoc Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) and its Caiman helicopter require efficient and permanent logistical support to be able to operate over time in sometimes difficult conditions. Before docking on May 29, 2021 within the French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), the…

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Languedoc Trains With UAE Navy

Deployed since the end of May in the Arab-Persian Gulf within Operation AGÉNOR, the military pillar of the EMASoH mission (European-led Maritime Awareness in the Straight of Hormuz), the Multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc has been temporarily detached of Operation AGENOR to conduct Exercise TIGER EEL 21 in cooperation with the UAE armed forces on July 11, 2021. This predominantly Anti-submarine…

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FS Languedoc “Cooperative Action” With UAE Armed Forces

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – Deployed since the beginning of June in the Arab-Persian Gulf, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc and its on-board helicopter detachment (31F) have carried out cooperative action with the UAE Armed Forces. This week, a UAE military delegation attended a dockside presentation of the building’s “aviation” facilities, as well as the Caiman marine helicopter on…

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CTF150 Frigate Languedoc Makes Major Drug Bust

June 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Sunday June 6, 2021, the visiting team of the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Languedoc discovered more than 400kg of narcotics on board a dhow boarded on the high seas. Currently deployed in the Gulf as part of Operation AGÉNOR to secure the Strait of Hormuz, FREMM Languedoc was occasionally engaged in an operation to…

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Languedoc joins the carrier strike group

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Since Saturday May 8, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN), deployed as part of the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, has been reinforced by the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc, thus completing with a second FREMM, the naval system of the Task Force 473 in the eastern Mediterranean. For Rear Admiral Marc Aussedat, commander of the GAN, welcoming…

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Italian & French FREMMs Conduct Joint ASW Training

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – After its participation in the NATO exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 21, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc carried out an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the Italian coast with the Italian FREMMs Alpino and Margottini on March 6 and 7. This exercise notably saw the participation of a French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 and the Italian…

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Joint Italian/French ASW Training in the Mediterranean

March 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – On 6 and 7 March, in the waters of the Central Mediterranean, the frigates of the Italian Alpine Navy and Margottini took part in an antisubmarine combat exercise with the unit of the French Languedoc Navy, intent on establishing a naval blockade against Submarine Venuti, in the role of opposing force. In addition to…

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FS Languedoc Completes Indian Ocean & Hormuz Patrol

November 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Languedoc is back in the Mediterranean after six-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. After a patrol in the eastern Mediterranean and exercise fictitious firing cruise missiles with units of the VI th US Fleet also deployed in the area, the frigate FREMM multi-mission) is docked this week in Toulon. Departing on April 25, the…

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FS Languedoc Patrols Strait of Hormuz with HMS Montrose & HDMS Iver Huitfeldt

October 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed since April 2020, the Languedoc frigate is part of Operation AGÉNOR, the military component of the European led Maritime Situation Awareness in the Straight of Hormuz (EMASOH) initiative. This mission aims to strengthen the assessment of the situation and the surveillance of maritime activity as well as to guarantee the freedom of navigation…

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