Franco-Japanese Exercise Oguri-Verny

On September 17, 2021 off the coast of New Caledonia, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) and the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) organized the bilateral Exercise Oguri-Verny. The Japanese destroyer JS SHIRANUI notably trained with the Gardian maritime aircraft of FANC 2 during air defense exercises. This joint training had several objectives: to improve tactical interoperability, strengthen cooperation…

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FS D’Entrecasteaux Conducts Patrol of New Caledonia EEZ

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 21, the building of support and assistance in overseas (BSAOM) Entrecasteaux of the Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC), set sail to conduct a mission of nearly three weeks in the economic zone exclusive (ZEE) of New Caledonia. The main objective of this patrol is to ensure the protection of French maritime…

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French Navy HADR Assistance to Vanuatu After Cyclone Harold

April 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Following the passage of tropical cyclone HAROLD over Vanuatu, the armed forces in New Caledonia transported more than eleven tonnes of humanitarian cargo by sea. This operation was carried out in conjunction with the High Commission of the Republic in New Caledonia, the French Embassy in Port Vila and the territorial delegation of the…

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