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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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 Rear-Admiral Olivier Lebas, the GAN confirmed its ability to fill the entire spectrum of missions that can be assigned to a group carrier of the forefront. Realism and high intensity…

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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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Hostile environment, formidable enemy: the FREMM – Caiman Marine couple in action

Google Translation Deployed in the Far North, the multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence and its embedded Caiman Marine helicopter participated in the combined exercises TG18.1 and Dynamic Guard 2018 . Taking place under harsh conditions, these operational trainings have made it possible to strengthen the interoperability of French Navy units with its partners in the area. They helped to enhance the high level of performance of the FREMM / Caiman Marine couple in the field of anti-submarine warfare. Back on these exercises. In the middle of February, in negative temperatures, at…

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Mission accomplished for FS Provence

Google Translation On March 15, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence crossed the passes of the port of Brest after two months of mission in the Far North. Since her departure last January, she has traveled more than 10,000 kilometers in the English Channel, North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Norway. It has thus developed its interoperability with the navies and allied countries of the zone. This deployment was an opportunity, for example, to work on common procedures and tactics with the Danes, Germans, British, Dutch and Norwegians, to increase the knowledge…

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FS Provence in Exercise Dynamic Guard

Google Translation On 12 February, the “Provence” multi-mission frigate (FREMM) and 13 other NATO frigates sailed from Bergen to intercept a submarine cruising in the North Sea, seeking to infiltrate the Norwegian fjords. It is the objective of exercise TG18.1 which allows to train, as every year, the future commanders of submarines Norwegian, Dutch or British. TG 18.1 is a large exercise involving nearly 5,000 Norwegian, French, Spanish, Polish, German, Canadian, Australian and Danish sailors. Its “electronic warfare” component (fight field dedicated to the interception, jamming and emission of radar…

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Provence “blazes” the sky for the first time

On 27 November 2017, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence drove its first missile missile Aster. No French FREMM had yet fired such a missile in the Atlantic. The target was destroyed in a few seconds by this French-made missile. La Provence has demonstrated the effectiveness of its system. The FREMM Aster 15 (AS 15) weapon system, also known as the Aster Weapons Management Launch System* (AWMLS), provides the combat ship with a large protection bubble, in which any potential target is immediately detected. , classified and, if necessary, destroyed by…

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FS Provence Patrol in the Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation April 3, 2017 – The multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence sailed a month ago from Brest to join the east of the Mediterranean and to raise the frigate Montcalm in Operation Chammal. This deployment, which contributes to the appreciation of the situation on the Levant theater, also offers the opportunity to train with the riparian and allied navies operating in the region of the Syrian channel. Following an operational break in Larnaca, Provence set sail on 22 March and conducted a search and rescue exercise for shipwrecked vessels in…

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