Red Sea Amphibious Exercise for Mission Jeanne d’Arc

On February 26, 2022, the JEANNE D’ARC group – made up of the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Mistral and the La Fayette Type Frigate (FLF) Courbet – carried out an amphibious exercise with the Egyptian armed forces in the Red Sea. The tactical maneuver was prepared and conducted by the French maritime rapid reaction force headquarters (COMFRMARFOR). As part of…

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CORMORAN 21 Enters Tactical Phase

After a phase of individual and then collective training, the naval air mobile group began the tactical phase, which constitutes the second part of the exercise. On board the Tonnerre and Mistral amphibious helicopter carriers (PHA), the individual Combat enhanced training (CET) and collective training, Force Integration Training (FIT), have mobilized all the different players in an air combat raid…

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Naval Aeromobile Group (GNAM) in the Mediterranean

Since Monday, September 27, 2021, the French Navy and the Army have been mobilizing their forces to deploy a Naval Aeromobile Group (GNAM) in the Mediterranean, as part of the Cormoran 21 exercise. For the first time, the GNAM is deployed from two amphibious helicopter carriers (PHA), the Tonnerre and the Mistral . It is commanded by a joint staff,…

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First Binational Mistral Exercise

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – From March 21 to 25, 2021, the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Mistral participated in the 2021 edition of the CLEOPATRA exercise which involved Egyptian vessels: we sistership the PHA Anwar el-Sadate , the frigate el Fateh and the patrol boat Souman Ezzat . Organized every two years, this exercise took place in Egyptian waters.…

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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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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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