Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins Operation Atalanta for Five Days

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – From June 15 to 19, 2021, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette type frigate (FLF) Surcouf were integrated into Task force (TF) 465. Led by the Italian frigate Carabiniere and accompanied by the frigate Spanish Navarra, the two French vessels sailed off the Somali coast in order to monitor the…

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EU-India Joint Naval Exercise

June 21, 2021 – On 18-19 June 2021, the European Union (EU) and India conducted a joint naval exercise in the Gulf of Aden. The exercise involved Indian Navy frigate Trikand, EU NAVFOR Somalia – Operation Atalanta(link is external) assets, including Italian frigate Carabiniere (Atalanta’s flagship) and Spanish frigate Navarra, French frigate Surcouf and French amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre.…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains With Royal Australian Navy in South China Sea

May 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – From 23 to 24 May, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf type frigate , carried out a joint navigation with the frigate Parramatta of the Royal Australian Navy in the South China Sea. The Tonnerre and Surcouf crews carried out…

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USS New Orleans joins partners for exercise ARC 21

May 11, 2021 – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined the Royal Australian Navy, French Armed Forces, Japan Self-Defense Forces and other U.S. Forces for exercise Jeanne D’Arc (ARC) 21, May 11. This exercise brings together service members from each nation’s military in a combined effort to enhance interoperability in pursuit of common regional security…

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Mission JEANNE D’ARC 21: Participation in the AETO operation in the East China Sea

May 11, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 3 to 8, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf type frigate took part in the AETO operation in the China Sea. Orientale, French contribution to the international system for combating the circumvention of the sanctions established by the…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains with Australian Ships

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From April 16 to 19, the vessels of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission sailed together alongside the frigate Anzac and the supply vessel Sirius of the Australian Navy. During this coordinated navigation, the four vessels patrolled jointly. After entering the South China Sea, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC mission, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Conducts Exercise WAKRI

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 10 to 12, the Jeanne d’Arc group participated in exercise WAKRI, a large-scale joint exercise organized by the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj). The objective of the Amphibious Task Group was to land in a time constrained an Embarked Tactical Group (GTE) capable of joining and integrating a Combined Arms Tactical…

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Atlantique 2 Deployed to Djibouti for Red Sea Exercise

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 2 to 19, a detachment of the French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) was deployed to Djibouti as a precursor to the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, the operational deployment of the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) articulated around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Stationed on the 188 air base of the French…

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Jeanne d’Arc 2021 Begins

February 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 18, 2021, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the type frigate La Fayette Surcouf , constituting the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM), set sail from Toulon for the JEANNE D’ARC mission. On board, 147 officers in training at the Naval Academy begin the application campaign that will allow them to…

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