Cristóbal Colón Completes Exercise Fanal-19 with FS Charles de Gaulle

February 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Last Friday, February 15, the FANAL-19 exercise, organized by the French Navy, was completed to prepare the French Carrier Combat Group “Charles de Gaulle” for its operational deployment, which will start next March. The frigate Christopher Columbus (F-105) participated in the exercise, played an important role. The exercise counted with the participation of 8 surface units, 1 nuclear submarine and more than thirty military and civil aircraft. The bulk of the contingent was made up of French units, but also units from the US…

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FS Charles de Gaulle Sails for Exercise Fanal 19

February 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – Full gas … catapulting! On 03 February, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and his airborne group sailed to participate in exercise FANAL 19. Large-scale allied training, it aims to achieve a high level of operational readiness and interoperability within an allied naval force. The aircraft carrier did not sail alone: ​​the SPS frigates “Cristobal Colon” (Spain), USS “Donald Cook” (USA) and the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) “Provence”, the command and control building. (BCR) “Marne” and a French nuclear attack submarine will act together, at…

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NATO Shadowing Russian Navy

September 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – NATO ships monitor a large number of Russian naval vessels in the east of the Mediterranean. The Russian ships and submarines practice there, but also have the attention because of the Russian interference in Syria. The Dutch navy ship HNLMS De Ruyter sails as the flagship of the NATO fleet. The NATO Fleet NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is patrolling near the Russian units. This is how the ships show NATO presence and try to get behind the Russians’ intentions. Dutch Commander The air…

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Electronic War Exercise in the Mediterranean

Between the 18th and the 22nd of June the Electronic Warfare exercise “EWX-18” took place in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by the Commander of the 31st Escoltas Squadron, he had the participation of the amphibious ship Castilla and the frigates Méndez Núñez, Cristóbal Colón and Reina Sofía. [smartslider3 slider=79] The EWX-18 is a national naval exercise designed to verify and improve the operational capabilities of the electronic warfare systems of ships and aimed at increasing the training of their endowments in the use of electronic warfare means…

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