FS Aconit Relieves Sister Guépratte on SIGINT Duty in Eastern Mediterranean

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 22, 2019, the Guépratte was relieved by the light stealth frigate Aconit to ensure operational permanence in the eastern Mediterranean area. Deployed since April in the eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Chammal, the light-weight frigate Guépratte has carried out an intelligence gathering mission in this strategic area, at the crossroads of many economic and geopolitical issues. This collected information contributed to the French independent assessment of this theater of operations. During this succession to the sea in the theater of operations,…

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Operation Inherent Resolve Deployment Returns to France

May 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment , deployed since February at the proposed air base (BAP) in the Levant, completed its mission on May 6th. Two aircraft succeeded on the BAP totaling 23 reconnaissance and surveillance missions and more than 200 hours of flight. Atlantic 2 contributed to the intelligence component of the operation. Usually dedicated to maritime missions, and in particular anti-submarine warfare, this maritime patrol aircraft is perfectly suited to ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions whose objective in this theater is to detect…

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Duty on the Atlantique 2

March 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sailor Franck engaged in November 2017 in the Navy. He is currently participating in his first overseas operation at the airbase planned in the Levant. After a bachelor’s degree in international transport management, Franck crossed the doors of the information and recruitment center of the armies of Marseille. After a period of military naval preparation and three years of reserve at Fort Saint-Louis Toulon, the sailor committed in November 2017. “I am now a mechanic of the fleet, says the young man. I…

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Atlantique 2 Joins Operation Chammal

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since 19 February 2019, an Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft (ATL 2) has been deployed at the proposed air base in the Levant and is conducting missions for Operation Chammal. The crew of some 30 men is involved in intelligence gathering and is a real support for the forces of the international coalition in the fight against Daesh. Originally designed for the fight against underwater and control of the air-sea environment in an area stretching from the coastal fringe to the open sea, the…

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Mission Clemenceau: The carrier battle group

March 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The carrier group, formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, sailed from the Naval Base Toulon on Tuesday, March 5 for a deployment of several months called Clemenceau. French, European and international means (Australia, Denmark, United States, Portugal and the United Kingdom) will be deployed around the French aircraft carrier which will welcome on board the airborne group consisting of 20 Rafale Marine, 2 air surveillance planes E-2C Hawkeye, 2 Dauphin Helicopters and a Marine Caiman. The naval aviation group (GAN) thus constituted,…

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Atlantic 2, a true multipurpose platform

October 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment has just completed a deployment at the proposed air base in Jordan. He took part in the fight against Daesh. The Atlantic 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ATL 2) is specifically designed for anti-submarine warfare. Thanks to his abilities, he participates in the control of the air-sea environment in an area stretching from the coastal fringe to the open sea. In the context of Operation Chammal, the environment of its mission is very different. Here, the ATL 2 carries out air-land…

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Operation Chammal: Sea Rescue Exercise for Chevalier Paul

September 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the eastern Mediterranean since the beginning of August, Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul carried out an operational release in Cyprus, in the port of Larnaca, thus allowing the strengthening of the cooperation between the Navy and the Cypriot Army. After a preparatory meeting at the Larnaca Sea Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC), the various units conducted a rescue exercise (SAREX) off the coast. In addition to Knight Paul and his Caiman on- board helicopter , an AW-139 patrol boat and Cypriot armed…

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Operation Chammal: FS Chevalier Paul Deployed to Eastern Mediterranean

Google Translation Air Defense frigate Chevalier Paul sailed from Toulon on April 18 to join the Eastern Mediterranean and become part of Operation Chammal. The quasi-permanence of a frigate in this zone for several years allows France to maintain a capacity of national appreciation of precious situation. The eastern Mediterranean is at the heart of geopolitical tensions linked to migratory flows, political and economic issues and the crisis that is shaking the Levant. The three-dimensional detection capabilities of the Chevalier Paul frigate allow him to collect tactical information essential for…

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