FS Surcouf Relieves Sister Ship La Fayette in Operation Chammal

December 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 23 November, the frigate La Fayette found her successor and sister, the frigate Surcouf, south of Cyprus in conclusion of an operational deployment of seven weeks of support for Operation Chammal. This mission will have not only helped to give France an autonomous capacity to assess the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and…

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FS Surcouf Welcomed Back to Operation Atalanta

June 3, 2019 – Operation Atalanta is glad to welcome the French Ship (FS) Surcouf back this week, as she sails in direct support of Operation Atalanta. FS Surcouf will operate alongside the Spanish Ship (ESPS) Navarra in support of Operation Atalanta’s activities concerning countering piracy, protecting UN World Food Program (WFP) vessels and other vulnerable ships, and monitoring fishing…

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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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Joan of Arc Mission 2018

Google Translation Part of Toulon on February 26, the 2018 Jeanne d’Arc mission crossed the Mediterranean zone and the Middle East Africa zone before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Officers School application naval officers (EAOM) perform until July 20 their first operational deployment long term on a group consisting of projection Building and command (BPC) Dixmude and the La Fayette type…

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Australian and French warships exercise off Darwin

When more than 25,000 tonnes of steel in the shape of three warships exercise in close proximity to each other, it is an impressive example of each crew’s warfighting and seamanship skills. That display occurred when HMAS Newcastle trained with French Navy Ships Dixmude and Surcouf off the coast of Darwin recently. Newcastle practiced gunnery serials, officer of the watch…

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Departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018

Google Translation On February 26, 2018, Vice-Admiral Béraud, Major General of the Navy, went to Toulon for the departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018. This mission will mobilize for 5 months an amphibious group composed of the building of projection and command (BPC) Dixmuide, the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Surcouf, an Alouette III and a British Royal Navy detachment…

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines join major French deployment

Around 40 Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel and two Wildcat helicopters have joined the French naval task force, Jeanne D’Arc, for a five-month mission. The ship’s port calls will include Jakarta, Bali, Darwin, Saigon and Singapore. British personnel will take part in amphibious exercises and Defence Engagement. This builds on the UK’s very successful participation in last year’s Jeanne…

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Cooperation between the Surcouf and the Egyptian Navy

Google Translation   April 11, 2017 – During its transit to the Indian Ocean, the frigate Surcouf conducted a series of exercises with Egyptian naval vessels, deployed around the Nasser projection and command building (BPC) . The Surcouf and the Nasser , accompanied by a frigate and a patroller of the Egyptian navy, carried out tactical evolutions followed by aviation…

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