Mission Jeanne d’Arc Returns to Toulon

July 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Saturday, July 20, 2019, after five months of sailing and more than 26,200 nautical miles from the Mediterranean Sea to the Caribbean Sea through the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 group composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier ( PHA) Thunder and La Fayette-type frigate (FLF) La Fayette returned to the port-base of Toulon. The group “Joan of Arc” had left Toulon on February 25th. On board were a detachment of the amphibious flotilla with a fast amphibious landing craft and…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019: Cooperation with Spanish FAMET

July 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – From July 15 to 19, 2019, a detachment of the Spanish Air Force Mobile Air Forces (FAMET) joined the Task Group 625.01 of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission, composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the frigate La Fayette . Two Cougar type FAMET helicopters embarked on the Thunder off Spain before crossing the Strait of Gibraltar by the Task Group, which they accompanied until his return to Toulon on July 20th. This operational readiness activity aims at developing interoperability between the…

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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 Participated in Exercise KANAWA

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 25 and 26 May 2019, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre engaged in the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019 and the armed forces in the West Indies (FAA) participated in the amphibious exercise KANAWA in cooperation with the Dutch Navy. This exercise aimed to improve the joint reaction capacity of the French and Dutch forces to cope with a crisis situation related to a climatic event or a natural disaster. The exercise has implemented significant resources planned from Martinique and this in three dimensions…

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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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CATAMARAN 2018: demonstration of Franco-British amphibious capabilities

Google Translation On June 7, 2018, on the beach of Quiberon Fort-Neuf, the Franco-British joint force carried out a demonstration of its Amphibious know-how as part of the operational training Catamaran 18. In a complex environment that requires precise coordination of all its elements, the force has demonstrated the ability to implement an international and joint component. At the heart of this day, the Task Group was able to highlight the complementarity of its operational capabilities, adapted to current strategic challenges and tactical requirements, in a dynamic demonstration on the…

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America ARG, 15th MEU Return to 7th Fleet Region

USS San Diego (LPD 22) and USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), returned to U.S. 7th Fleet, Dec. 25. Under the operational control of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, the ships were set to join the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) as the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). “While on this deployment, each of the ships have done some phenomenal work in establishing themselves as the premier crisis response contingency force for the fleet commanders,” said Capt. Rome Ruiz, commander of…

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Arrival of Tonnerre in St Martin

Google Translation On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Tonnerre projection and command vessel (BPC) arrived off Saint martin with more than 290 reinforcements, four maneuvering helicopters and a hundred vehicles of the Engineer . Thanks to an amphibious maneuver, the landing operations of the men and the equipment began with the arrival of the BPC in front of the beaches of Saint-Martin. After two days of maneuver, the BPC went to the pier in Phillipsburg to land containers and rolling stock. Summary Recovery Module Action Engineers disembarked began clearing and…

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Tonnerre Departs Toulon for West Indies

Google Translation On the night of September 12 to 13, 2017, the Tonnerre Projection and Command Building (BPC) departed Toulon after completing its loading during the night. The second largest ship of the French Navy after the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, it will project to the West Indies emergency reconstruction capacities. On board aboard are military personnel and means of the three armies and services of the armed forces, but also persons of the different administrations engaged in the relief operations. In total, more than 500 men and women…

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