Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019 Small Arms Training

July 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of their specialty training “Missiller-Gunner” (MISSART), after their theoretical courses, ship signs (midships) embarked on the group Jeanne d’Arc concretely discover their future responsibilities as gunner aboard the frigate La Fayette . Marked by many shooting exercises, this essential training period is more commonly known as “school fire.” After a global training on the conduct of operations, ten officers-students of the 2019 promotion of the School of Application of Naval Officers (EAOM) were selected to ensure the functions of officer Arms on…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019: Second donation by the Marine Share Association in Madagascar

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – After Djibouti, the Marine Partage association, created in 2001 by naval school officers, took advantage of the La Fayette frigate’s stopover in Antsiranana in Madagascar at the end of March last year to carry out the second donation ceremony planned in the of the 2019 Jeanne d’Arc mission. This is the second time that the Marine Partage association has been working on this island. Indeed, 25 years ago, during the passage of the Helicopter Carrier Jeanne d’Arc in Antsiranana, Sister Jeanine and the Foyer…

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Commander of French Guyana Armed Forces Visits FS Tonerre

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission , the naval group composed of PHA Tonnerre and FLF La Fayette has been deployed at sea since 25 February. An annual mission during which students from the Naval Officers Application School complete their training cycle. During their mission, they made a stopover in French Guiana waters. On this occasion, the superior commander (COMSUP) of the armed forces in Guyana (FAG), the air division general Didier Looten, was welcomed on the Thunder. Deposited on the Thunder…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Exercises With Brazilian Navy

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – After his stopover in Rio de Janeiro, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Thunder and the stealthy light frigate (FLF) La Fayette conducted a joint maneuver with the Brazilian Navy on May 7, 2019 during the Jeanne d’Arc mission . This series of operational readiness activities began early in the day with tactical evolutions off the Brazilian coast, gathering around the French ships , the Atlantico helicopter carrier , the Constituicão , Liberal and Independencia frigates , and the offshore patrol boat Apa . At…

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FS Seine Joins Jeanne d’Arc 2019

May 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – At the end of April, the Seine Metropolitan Support and Support Building (BSAM) joined the Jeanne d’Arc group in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Consisting of the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the La Fayette type Frigate (FLF) La Fayette, he had left South Africa on April 19th. This integration was done as part of its long-term deployment (DLD). It offers crews a wider range of operational readiness options: implementation of the visiting team, aviation maneuvers, tactical evolutions, shots, etc. “It’s amazing to be…

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Jeanne d’Arc 2019 Deployed

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 25 February 2019, the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the Fregate (FLF) La Fayette set sail for the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission, with on board 130 student officers who, for five months, prepare for their future responsibilities aboard the units of the French Navy. The departure ceremony was presided over by General François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, who spoke directly to the student officers and recalled the stakes of the mission: ” A mythical mission, which is in…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019 Departs Toulon

February 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – General François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, presided on Monday, February 25, 2019, the departure ceremony of the group “Jeanne d’Arc 2019”, composed of PHA Tonnerre and FLF La Fayette with on board, 130 student officers. This five-month operational deployment will take them from Toulon to the Caribbean via the Suez Canal, the Indian Ocean and the Cape of Good Hope. During the fitting-out ceremony of the “Jeanne d’Arc 2019” group, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces reminded the…

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La Fayette participates in commemorations of Franco-American friendship

September 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – On September 23, 2018, the guard of honor of the frigate La Fayette participated in the 56 th Franco-American Navy Day “Amiral de Grasse ‘in Grasse (06). These included honoring Admiral François Joseph Paul de Grasse, commander of the French squadron who won the Chesapeake Bay (United States) in 1781 and other French war heroes. American Independence, the Marquis de La Fayette and the Count de Rochambeau. The ceremony took place on the Honoré Cresp course with a rise of American and French colors,…

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Pacific Ocean: alongside 42 nations, 35 ships and 27 aircraft, the group “Jeanne d’Arc” participates in exercise Komodo 2018

Google Translation Deployed in the Pacific Ocean as part of the 2018 “Jeanne d’Arc” mission, the Dixmude command and projection building (BPC) and the Surcouf frigate joined the 42 nations, 35 vessels and 27 aircraft participating in the naval exercise. Komodo multinational organized by Indonesia from 4 to 9 May off the island of Lombok. This exercise brought together numerous nautical and air resources designed to reinforce the mechanisms and synergies of regional cooperation in the event of a humanitarian disaster and to confirm the interoperability of the various navies…

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New heroin seizure for FS La Fayette

Google Translation The stealthy frigate La Fayette seized 260 kg of heroin on May 11 in the Indian Ocean. Placed under the operational control of the commander of the Indian Ocean Maritime Zone (Alindian), the frigate was in direct support of Combined Task Force 150 , a naval task force fighting the Indian Ocean terrorist networks. With the help of a Falcon Marine and his Panther helicopter , the frigate La Fayette located the dhow and then interrogated by VHF. In the absence of consistent responses and identifiable flag, the…

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FS La Fayette Seizes 413 Kilos of Heroin in the Indian Ocean

On April 11, French frigate La Fayette seized more than 400kg of heroin. Under operational control of the commander of the Indian Ocean Maritime Zone, Rear Admiral Piaton, the frigate has been deployed since the end of March in direct support of Combined Task Force 150, a naval task force fighting the terrorist networks in the Indian Ocean. Thanks to the daily intelligence work carried out by the Alindien staff and the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a dhow suspected of trafficking in drugs was identified and prosecuted by La Fayette…

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La Fayette pays homage to Dague in Montenegro

Google Translation During a stopover in Bar, Montenegro, FS La Fayette La Fayette paid tribute to the 38 sailors of the destroyer Dague dead to France during the First World War. The destroyer Dagger , who entered the active service in 1912, was engaged in the conflict in August 1914 to participate in the blockade of Otranto. On February 24, 1915, after having participated in the dredging of the entrance channel of Antivari, today the town of Bar, Dague flows after having jumped on Austro-Hungarian mines. The latter escorted a…

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FS La Fayette Joins NATO’s SNMG2

Google Translation On September 7, 2017, FLF La Fayette sailed from Toulon to join NATO’s Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). She joined the English ships HMS Duncan and HMS Diamond, as well as the frigate Limnos of the Greek Navy. On September 7, 2017, FLF La Fayette sailed from Toulon to join NATO’s Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). She joined the English ships HMS Duncan and HMS Diamond, as well as the frigate Limnos of the Greek Navy. On the program, many common exercises at sea such as…

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La Fayette in Odessa March 26th

Today, March 26, 2015, a protocol meeting was held in Odessa City Council. The Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic in Ukraine Mr. Alain Remy and the commander of the French frigate «La Fayette» the Captain of the 2nd Rank Mr. Makar Uk. The meeting was held on the occasion of French frigate’s entering in Odessa.  According to the press center of the Command of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, it is planned to share experiences between the personnel of…

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