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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USS Mount Whitney Deploys to Mediterranean & Black Seas

U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) staff embarked SIXTHFLT command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Oct. 29, 2021. During the underway, Mount Whitney and the embarked staffs will operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, working together to ensure security and stability in the region. Operating…

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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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