FS Forbin Taking Part in Formidable Shield 2021

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Friday, May 7, the last hawsers that held the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin were dropped: the vessel resumed sea and its operational cycle after a technical shutdown of a few months. This shutdown enabled the FDA to regenerate its technical capacities (retrofitting of its combat system, periodic inspections of the propulsion system…

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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 Auvergne Deploys to Eastern Mediterranean

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The multimission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean from its departure from Toulon a few days ago. After having conducted exercises with the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM) deployed for the JEANNE D’ARC 21 mission, the frigate Auvergne operated in the central Mediterranean in associated support to Operation IRINI. Now…

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Naval Group Delivers First Barracuda Class SSN

November 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – Naval Group today delivered the Suffren nuclear attack submarine (SNA) to Toulon. Intended for the French Navy, the Suffren is the first in a series of six ANSs which will gradually replace the Ruby-type ANSs currently in service. The delivery of the Suffren took place today in the presence of a small delegation of…

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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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