Navy-led Task Force Trials Drones in Gulf

Solar and wind-powered drones have been tested in the Gulf by a Royal Navy-led task force to bolster security. Sail drones – which look like sailboards, but are packed with cutting-edge sensors to monitor activity – were trialed in the approaches to Bahrain by the team running Operation Sentinel. The multi-national task force – commanded by the Royal Navy’s Commodore…

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Two years of Operation AGENOR in Gulf and Strait of Hormuz

Launched on February 25, 2020 at the initiative of France, the EMASoH mission (European-led maritime awareness in the Strait of Hormuz) aims to restore confidence and security in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal have thus wished to participate in the stabilization of the region, in a spirit…

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FS Guepratte on Operation AGENOR Patrol Duty

The La Fayette Frigate (FLF) Guépratte continues its patrols in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Engaged since the end of January as part of Operation AGENOR, the FLF Guépratte conducted an exercise with the Saudi patrol boat Oqbah . The two buildings chained joint training in the Arabo-Persian Gulf. The Guépratte then continued its mission of securing…

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Chevalier Paul Patrolling Strait of Hormuz

Engaged in AGENOR operation since December 5, 2021, under the tactical command of the European staff currently led by France, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul led several surveillance missions for the benefit of merchant ships during of their crossing of the Strait of Hormuz. Thanks to his detection capabilities, the Chevalier Paul actively participated in the surveillance of…

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Keeping FS Languedoc Resupplies During Operation AGENOR

Deployed since April 29, 2021 in the Eastern Mediterranean and then in the Indian Ocean maritime zone, the Languedoc Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) and its Caiman helicopter require efficient and permanent logistical support to be able to operate over time in sometimes difficult conditions. Before docking on May 29, 2021 within the French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), the…

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French Atlantique Aircraft in Operation Agenor

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 19 to May 9, a detachment of the 23F Atlantic 2 (ATL2), maritime patrol aircraft, carried out seventeen operational flights for a total of one hundred and fifteen hours of flight time. ATL2 is engaged in Operation AGÉNOR, the military component of the EMASoH ( European-led maritime awareness in the strait of…

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Jean Bart Escorted Two Chartered Ships in Strait of Hormuz

February 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the beginning of February, the anti-aircraft frigate Jean Bart accompanied civilian vessels Calao and Regine, chartered by the Ministry of the Armed Forces, during their crossing of the Strait of Hormuz. Flying the French flag, the former carried military equipment and logistics to several French support points in the Indian Ocean area, and…

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Germany Details IRINI Mission

Google Translation Maritime Interdiction Operations Different categories can be used depending on the level of suspicion and the ship’s willingness to cooperate. In addition to hailing and the friendly approach , there are basically three types of boarding: unopposed, non-cooperative and opposed boarding. These differ with regard to the level of non-lethal and lethal violence in accordance with the applicable rules on the use of military force. These so-called Rules ofCommitment,…

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FGS Hamburg Deploys for EU’s Operation IRINI

July 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Hamburg” will sail towards the Mediterranean for almost five months on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 10 a.m. There you will take over the second contingent of missions “Irini” from the European Union. So far, the German Navy had participated with a sea reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion”, which started from the naval…

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FS Languedoc Begins Operation AGENOR Patrols

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the Courbet and the Forbin , the multi-mission frigate Languedoc commanded by Captain Helluya joins Operation AGENOR , the military component of the maritime surveillance mission in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, EMASoH . Placed under the international seal with the deployment of the Dutch frigate De Ruyter , recently disengaged…

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