Joint India/France Exercise Varuna

April 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – From 25 to 27 April, a large-scale bilateral exercise between the French and Indian navies, called VARUNA 21, was held in the Arabian Sea. This new edition was an opportunity to increase the interoperability of the two navies at a time when France and India, nations bordering the Indian Ocean, intend to strengthen their…

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Charles de Gaulle CSG Transits Suez Canal with ENS El Fateh

March 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 6, 2021, after more than twenty days spent operating in the Mediterranean Sea, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) crossed the Suez Canal thus marking the entry of Task Force 473 into a new part of the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission. If the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Provence opened the march on March 5 as…

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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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Var in Black Sea

July 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing from Toulon on July 13, the Var command and supply building (BCR) was deployed in the Mediterranean and entered the Black Sea on July 18. After crossing the Bouches de Bonifacio, crossing off the Stromboli, and sailing across the Strait of Messina, the Var entered the Turkish straits on July 18. On this…

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Charles de Gaulle Strike Group Rest Break in Cyprus

February 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – One month to the day after their departure from Toulon and after three weeks of engagement in the Inherent Resolve coalition as part of the CHAMMAL operation to combat Daesh, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle , the command building and of refueling (BCR) Var , the multi-mission frigates (FREMM) Auvergne and Bretagne as…

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