French Navy Receives 7th Modernized Standard 6 ATL2

The General Directorate of Armaments received the 7th ATL2 modernized to standard 6 and delivered it to the French Navy on April 25, 2022 at the Lann-Bihoué naval aeronautical base. This is the second ATL2 modernized by Sabena Technics in Dinard, subcontracted by Dassault Aviation. As a reminder, this renovation concerns the ATL2 combat system. This involves integrating new technologies…

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Technical Instruction for the Benefit of the Togolese Navy

From January 23 to February 5, 2022, the specialists of the naval station of the French Elements in Senegal (EFS) contributed to the reinforcement of the capacities of the Togolese navy relating to the maintenance in operational condition of light boats. The Togolese sailors at the Lomé naval station have acquired new knowledge relating to the repair of fiber hulls…

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Carrier Battle Group Supports Operation EUNAVORMED IRINI

Since February 1 , 2022, the Naval Air Group (GAN), composed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, has been deployed in the Mediterranean as part of the CLEMENCEAU 22 mission, to contribute directly to the security of Europe. Engaged throughout the Mediterranean basin, the GAN has detached air and maritime units to carry out surveillance missions, in support associated…

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Courbet Returns from Modernization

After a year of renovation and upgrading, the crew of the La Fayette (FLF) Courbet type frigate has just completed its recovery phase. The upgrade notably served to modernize the combat system, improve the building’s stability, strengthen its structures and renew the propulsion and auxiliary control systems. At the end of a series of tests and individual training which enabled…

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CORYMBE 160 – Franco-Danish Anti-piracy Patrol

The High Seas Patroller (PHM) EV Jacoubet continues its surveillance mission in the Gulf of Guinea in order to help reduce maritime insecurity in the area. In this context, it cooperated with the Danish frigate Esbern Snare , itself deployed since November 2021 to fight against piracy. The EV Jacoubet has been sailing since the end of December in the…

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HMS Dragon Defends Joint UK and French Task Group

HMS Dragon has defended a joint UK and French task group against fast boats and attacks from the air during intensive exercises. The Type 45 destroyer worked alongside frigate Aquitaine, anti‐submarine destroyer Latouche‐Tréville and offshore patrol vessel Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet as a task group off the coast of Brittany. A series of exercises saw Dragon defend herself against fast,…

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France Deploys Atlantique 2 Aircraft to Cyprus

On October 25, 2021, a standard 6 Atlantic Maritime Patrol 2 (ATL2) aircraft and its 21F flotilla detachment based in Lann-Bihoué landed at Paphos Air Base on the island of Cyprus. Deployed for several weeks as part of the almost permanent presence of French air and sea assets in the eastern Mediterranean, this maritime patrol aircraft’s mission is to maintain…

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Naval Group to Design Future French Navy OPVs

The General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) notified Naval Group on October 5, 2021 of the contract relating to the preliminary and detailed design of the Oceanic Patroller (PO) program. This notification follows on from the signing of the framework agreement carried by the DGA on October 23, 2020 for the study, development, construction and maintenance in initial operational condition of…

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HMNZS Te Kaha Exercises With French Navy Aircraft

During a surveillance flight of the French Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a crew of the 25F detachment of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) collaborated with the New Zealand frigate Te Kaha . During this anti-aircraft warfare exercise, aimed at training the frigate in New Zealand anti-missile defense, the Gardian maritime surveillance aircraft played the aggressors by simulating numerous…

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