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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Auvergne Sets Sail for the Eastern Mediterranean

Everyone is at their post, all of the building’s capacities are checked: Auvergne is ready to accomplish its mission. Having left Toulon on November 2, the frigate is heading for the eastern Mediterranean, the theater where it will succeed the La Fayette Aconit- type frigate – as part of Operation CHAMMAL to fight Daesh – to ensure the near-permanence of…

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Auvergne Takes Part in Exercise in “QUAD” Format

Deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation CHAMMAL, the FREMM Auvergne participated on 12 November, off Cyprus, in a joint exercise with Cypriot, Greek, and Italian units. The Greek frigate Kontourioutis , the Italian frigate Andrea Doria and the Cypriot patroller Alasia, as well as a helicopter from the 460th Squadron of the Cypriot air force, thus joined…

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Loire Busy With Training in the Mediterranean

After refueling the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne in operation CHAMMAL in February 2021, crew B of the metropolitan support and assistance building (BSAM) Loire continues to explore this capacity to refuel, but this time- here with the type frigate La Fayette (FLF) Guépratte, during the GABIAN exercise which took place off Toulon. This maneuver, the first of its kind on…

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Charles de Gaulle Supports Operation Inherent Resolve

May 11, 2021 (Google Translation) – For the first time, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) on a CLEMENCEAU 21 mission engaged its Embedded Air Group (GAé) from the Red Sea, to the Iraqi-Syrian theater, as part of Operation CHAMMAL , French part of the INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) operation. Return on this original mission. On the…

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Review of the first phase of the naval group’s participation in Operation CHAMMAL

April 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – The CLEMENCEAU 21 mission foresees the two-time integration of the Naval Air Group (GAN) formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in Operation CHAMMAL, the French component of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR). The first part of this support for the forces engaged in the Levant was held from the Arabian Gulf, from 24…

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FREMM Auvergne back in Toulon

April 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Finished bar and machines!” After two months of operational deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean (MEDOR), the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is back in Toulon, its base port. Since its departure on 17 February, activity has been sustained for the “Auvergnats”, reinforced by the sailors of the 31F flotilla detachment. As part of the maritime…

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FS La Fayette Patrols with USS Roosevelt

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – “La Fayette” evokes, above all, Franco-American friendship and cooperation. Deployed in the Mediterranean since the end of July 2020, the first frigate in service of the Light Furtive Frigate (FLF) class lived up to its name by leading a force-based operation for several days with the American destroyer of the Arleigh Burke DDGH type…

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