Loire Monitors Maritime Approaches to the Mediterranean

After 4 months of preparation on land, crew B of the Loire metropolitan surveillance and assistance building took charge of the boat on July 29 and set sail on August 2. Before starting its maritime surveillance mission (SURMAR), it was to the sound of its foghorn and under particularly ideal weather conditions that the vessel had the honor of giving…

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KRI Sultan Hasanuddin Trains with FGS Magdeburg

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Maritime Task Force (MTF) TNI Konga XXVIII-L / UNIFIL Task Force (Satgas) KRI Sultan Hasanuddin – 366, from the Eskorta Koarmada II Ship Unit, carried out the Miscex-830 Simple Maneuvering Exercise with the German Warship FGS Magdeburg F – 261 when both on patrol in Zone 1 AMO Center, Mediterranean Sea, Lebanese waters,…

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NATO Conducts Exercise on Southeastern Flank

March 4, 2021 – Aircraft and ships from multiple Allied nations conducted a complex multi-domain mission stretching from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea March 3rd. In the early morning, two French Navy Rafale fighters and an E-2 Hawkeye tactical battle management airborne early warning, command and control aircraft took off from the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle sailing…

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FS Auvergne Deploys to Eastern Mediterranean

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The multimission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean from its departure from Toulon a few days ago. After having conducted exercises with the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM) deployed for the JEANNE D’ARC 21 mission, the frigate Auvergne operated in the central Mediterranean in associated support to Operation IRINI. Now…

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Operation Sea Guardian Ends Mediterranean Patrol

December 10, 2020 – NATO Operation Sea Guardian has finished its last focused security patrol for 2020 today (10 December). As part of this activity (known as a focused operation), which started on 24 November, NATO maritime assets have been helping provide an accurate maritime picture to NATO commanders, enforcing counter-terrorism measures, and working with partners. Sea Guardian’s current flagship…

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La Fayette and Jean Bart Form Eastern Mediterranean Surface Action Group

October 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 28 and 29, the light stealth frigate (FLF) La Fayette and the anti-aircraft frigate (FAA) Jean Bart carried out joint operations in the eastern Mediterranean. These maneuvers, carried out as part of a Surface Action Group, enabled the two crews to evolve and cooperate as a constituted force, with a view to…

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KRI Sultan Hasanuddin Conducts Weapons Training During UNIFIL

October 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – KRI Sultan Hasanuddin-366 from the ranks of the Koarmada II Task Force who is part of the Indonesian Konga XXVIII-L / UNIFIL 2019 Maritime Task Force (MTF), returned to carrying out a shooting exercise or Gunnery Exercise 76 mm cannon and 20 mm cannon which took place in the Lebanese Mediterranean Sea, precisely in…

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RFS Ivan Golubets Operating in Mediterranean Sea

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The sea minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet “Ivan Golubets” has completed the passage of the Black Sea straits and began to perform tasks as part of the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. Based on the planned rotation, the crew of the mtch “Ivan Golubets” arrived to replace the…

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Eisenhower Strike Group Conducts Strike Training in U.S. 6th Fleet

July 27, 2020 – Naval aircraft from Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) conducted day and night precision-guided munition and live ordnance strikes on the Greek Karavia Range in the Mediterranean Sea, July 25-26, 2020. In addition to the expenditure of unguided and guided rockets, laser training rounds, and other ordnance on the Karavia Range, CVW-3 participated in air-to-air combat maneuvers…

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Exercise GABIAN 20.2 Concludes in the Mediterranean Sea

June 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 15 to 19 June 2020, a new GABIAN 20.2 exercise bringing together 9 surface vessels as well as the 22F , 31F , 35F , 36F flotillas and the 22S squadron was held in the Mediterranean Sea. Among them were the multi-mission frigates (FREMM) Provence and the Italian frigate Margottini , the command…

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