FS Cassard Makes Second Drug Bust During CTF 150 Deployment

February 25, 2019 – More success for the French Navy as French Ship (FS) Cassard seized and destroyed 2,031 kg of hashish in the northern Arabian Sea in international waters off the coast of Oman on 22nd February, 2019. This marks the second successful boarding for FS Cassard while operating under the direction of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. On…

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John C. Stennis, Cassard Complete Joint Training

January 24, 2019 – The open ocean is a vast and sometimes unpredictable area in which the world’s navies operate. Maritime forces must often rely on helping hands from allies to complete missions. The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and France’s Marine Nationale F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) culminated weeks of interoperability training with…

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French Take on Cassard’s Time With Stennis CSG

January 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since December 30, 2018, the Cassard anti-aircraft frigate has been integrated into the Carrier Strike Group3 (CSG3) and is escorting the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean (ALINDIEN) area of ​​operations. The frigate thus participated, from 15 to 17 January 2019, in an operational preparation called Intrepid Sentinel. The maneuver…

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Maritime Warfare Exercise Conducted by France, UK, Australia & US

January 22, 2019 – Maritime forces from France, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States participated in the maritime warfare exercise Intrepid Sentinel in the Arabian Gulf, Jan. 15-17. Participating ships included France’s Marine Nationale F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614), United Kingdom’s Royal navy Daring-class air defense destroyer HMS Dragon (D 35), and Royal Australian navy…

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Joint ASW Exercise Conducted by France, Australia, US

December 19, 2018 – Maritime forces from France, Australia and the United States participated in Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Readiness and Evaluation Measurement (SHAREM) 195 exercise in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 14-18. Participating ships included FS Cassard (D 614), HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Louisville (SSN 724), and USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE…

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FS Cassard Rescues 12 From MV Durban Queen

November 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, November 20, the Cassard anti-aircraft frigate, engaged in the Arab-Persian Gulf, rescued 12 shipwrecked. In the late morning, the frigate prepares for a refueling at sea when she catches a distress message from a nearby commercial building, the Durban Queen . The ship is quickly spotted, seven nautical miles, or about 13…

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GABIAN 18.3: The Fleet is Training off Toulon

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 21 September 2018, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc , the anti-aircraft frigate (FAA) Cassard , the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Aconit and Surcouf , and the command and supply building (BCR) Marne participated in Gabian operational training. This quarterly training takes place in the Mediterranean and allows the different units to…

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French Navy in Exercise SKRENVIL 2017

Google Translation April 4, 2017 – From 3 to 14 April 2017 in the Western Mediterranean, 1 000 soldiers participate in SKRENVIL operational training. This joint exercise between the Army and the Navy is designed to ensure amphibious deployment procedures. As part of this operational training, an amphibious group is deployed in the Mediterranean. It is composed of the Dixmude Projection and…

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