ESPS Blas de Lezo Completes Participation in Exercise PEAN 19

December 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Between November 25 and December 6, 2019, the F-103 frigate “Blas de Lezo” participated in the French aircraft exercise “PEAN 19”, in the waters of the Gulf of León and the Tyrrhenian Sea. This is the last scheduled activity of the operational deployment of the F-103 frigate, which has been extended for almost 4…

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Task Group Commander says thanks with a visit

June 14, 2019 – As Exercise LA PEROUSE drew to a close in the Indian Ocean, the Commander Task Force for the exercise, Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of the French Navy, visited the two Australian units that participated in the exercise – the Anzac class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba and the submarine HMAS Collins. Centered on the French led Charles de…

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USS Boxer and Charles de Gaulle Sail in Andaman Sea

June 7, 2019 – USS Boxer (LHD 4) and French navy aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), and its escort ships conducted drills while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, June 7. Joining Boxer and Charles de Gaulle were French anti-submarine destroyer FS Latouche Treville (D 646), anti-submarine frigate FS Provence (D 652) and underway replenishment tanker FS…

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Mission Clemenceau: Bilateral Exercises in the Bay of Bengal

May 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Carrier Group is currently in the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and his escort lead from 17 to 25 May a series of exercises called “La Perouse”, which began with interactions with Australian ships after the reception aboard the aircraft carrier. a delegation from HMAS Toowoomba , integrated into…

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Mission Clemenceau: Two sailors of the aircraft carrier in the spotlight

May 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Two sailors from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle , Master Jonathan from Chaufferies and Master Kevin from Propulsion received a congratulatory letter from the commander on May 9 for saving the life of a six-year-old Indian boy who was drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel. After several weeks of mission between the…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values…

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Sixth Fleet Commander Visits FS Charles de Gaulle

March 8, 2019 – The U.S. 6th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, at the invitation the operational commander for the Mediterranean, Vice Adm. Charles-Henri du Ché, visited the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle March 7 as the ship and its carrier strike group (CSG) began its long-planned deployment. While on board, Franchetti toured the ship, observed flight…

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Mission Clemenceau: The carrier battle group

March 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The carrier group, formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, sailed from the Naval Base Toulon on Tuesday, March 5 for a deployment of several months called Clemenceau. French, European and international means (Australia, Denmark, United States, Portugal and the United Kingdom) will be deployed around the French aircraft carrier which will welcome…

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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…

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Fanal 2019: Last training of the carrier group before deployment

February 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The final step before the return of the naval aviation group (GAN) in operations, the large-scale allied exercise Fanal 19, which ended on 14 February, aimed to finalize the revival of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and of the entire naval force, called Task Force 473, in which it is inserted. Commissioned by…

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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…

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Emmanuel Macron Spends Night on Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle

November 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, is aboard the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle where he will spend the night, a first for a President of the Republic. The aircraft carrier has completed the test phase, completing the mid-life redesign work that has restored 20 years of potential, putting it at the best…

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Charles de Gaulle Midlife Refit Completed

November 8, 2018 – The sole prime contractor for the entire mid-life refit of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, Naval Group has returned the vessel to the French Navy. The vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle. Designed and built by Naval Group and entering service in 2001, the Charles de Gaulle…

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Charles de Gaulle begins its reconstruction project

February 8, 2017 – After making the equivalent of 30 rounds of the world, more than 41,000 catapults in 15 years of intense operational activity; notably marked by many major operations (Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq) and more recently three consecutive commitments against Daesh Mediterranean, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle entered the pool for a period of about 18 months. This redesign, which takes…

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