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 and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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NATO: The Navy in Exercise Trident Juncture

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 25 to November 7, 2018, Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 will be held. It will be held in the North Atlantic, Iceland and Norway which is the host nation. The 29 NATO countries, Finland and Sweden will take part. In total, more than 45,000 men, 10,000 vehicles, 150 aircraft and 70 combat vessels will be deployed, under the direction of Admiral James G. Foggo commanding the Joint Forces Command Naples. The subject of the exercise is a military intervention under Article 5 of…

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