NATO Exercise Dynamic Mariner Begins

September 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 27, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral set sail from its base port, Toulon, to conduct the NATO exercise called Dynamic Mariner in the Mediterranean Sea . This large-scale training brings together 31 surface vessels from 7 different nations (France, Belgium, Spain, United States, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands) and more…

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Dynamic Mariner Brings Together Seven NATO Nations

September 25, 2020 – Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner-20 (DYMR20) off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner tests NATO’s Response Force Maritime Component (NRF/M) and interoperability with NATO forces, enhancing flexibility and improving the ability to work together among Allied nations. It runs between 28 September and 8 October 2020. The exercise brings…

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Duero Deploys for SNMG2

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The mine hunter “Duero” left its base port of Cartagena this Sunday, September 20, bound for the port of Toulon (France) to join the NATO Permanent Mine Action Group No. 2 (SNMCMG-2). Her return is scheduled for November 2020. The ship has been dismissed by the Commander of the Mine Action Force, Captain Miguel…

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GABIAN 20.3 – The Toulon surface fleet in operational training

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From September 14 to 18, 2020, nearly 1,200 sailors participated in the Gabian 20.3 operational training conducted by the naval action force (ALFAN) off the Var coast, It is in the Mediterranean exercise area (ZONEX), that a dozen surface vessels, as well as aircraft from the naval aeronautics and the Air Force were jointly…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Returns to Toulon

July 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Leaving Toulon on February 26, 2020, the Jeanne d’Arc group, composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral and the La Fayette-type frigate (FLF) Guépratte , returned to its base port on Wednesday July 1 after more than 4 months of operational deployment. The Joan of Arc mission comes to conclude the training cycle…

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FS Provence Returns from Mediterranean Deployment

May 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 22, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence set sail for a mission in the Mediterranean. As part of an almost permanent presence of French frigates in this area, Provence , engaged since the beginning of March in the CHAMMAL operation to fight against Daesh , has thus contributed to the capacity for independent…

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