SNMG2 Operation in Eastern Mediterranean

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 led by flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), are conducting their routine deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. SNMG2 comprises the U.S. Flagship, Spanish Navy ESPS Juan De Borbon, French Navy FS Provence, Hellenic Navy HS Kountouriotis, Italian Navy ITS Vulcano and ITS Federico Martinengo, and Turkish…

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FS Provence Made Port Call in Piraeus

From January 27 to 31, 2022, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence took advantage of its operational break in the port of Piraeus, Greece, during its deployment in the Mediterranean, to maintain and strengthen the already strong ties that unite Greece. and France. On January 28, Captain Nicolas Vandebrouck welcomed aboard the vessel, along with the French Ambassador to Greece, the…

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Frigate Provence trains with the Cypriot Navy

On January 21, 2022, the A-crew of the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence conducted joint training off the coast of Cyprus with the Cypriot Navy patrol boat Ioannides. The two navies began the cooperation sequence with a scenario of countering an asymmetric threat, allowing the crews of the Provence and the Ioannides to support each other in the face of a…

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Provence Trains With Egyptian Navy

On January 18, 2022, following an operational release in Alexandria, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence conducted a bilateral exercise with the Egyptian Gowind-type corvette Port-Said. The training began as a joint exercise against an asymmetric threat. The cooperation sequence continued with tactical evolution maneuvers intended to test the maneuvering capabilities of the two ships. Finally, the crews engaged in refueling…

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Frigate Auvergne Returns to Toulon

On January 20, 2022, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne returned to its base port of Toulon, after two months of deployment in the eastern Mediterranean. Leaving on November 30, 2021 after its participation in the high-intensity exercise POLARIS 21, Auvergne notably contributed to the fight against Daesh in the Levant as part of Operation CHAMMAL. In mid-December, the FREMM, which…

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French Frigates Take Part in Joint Exercises

On January 8, 2022, the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Auvergne and Provence and Rafale planes from the French Air and Space forces operated jointly in the eastern Mediterranean, as part of joint maneuvers. After a simulated Naval Cruise Missile (MdCN) strike, carried out in cooperation with the US Navy, the two ships carried out an air defense exercise by interacting with…

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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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FS Provence Returns from Mediterranean Deployment

May 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 22, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence set sail for a mission in the Mediterranean. As part of an almost permanent presence of French frigates in this area, Provence , engaged since the beginning of March in the CHAMMAL operation to fight against Daesh , has thus contributed to the capacity for independent…

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