FS Courbet Boosts EU Naval Force MED Efforts

French Navy’s frigate FS Courbet joined EU Naval Force MED operation on October 2.

The vessel departed from her home base in Toulon, France, with a Panther helicopter from the French Naval Aviation 36F Flottille, allowing it to significantly expand the scope of its sensors. Whilst with EUNAVFOR MED, the FS Courbet will work together with the other ships already deployed in the region.

“EUNAVFOR Med” was launched on the 22 of June 2015 by the European Council with the aim of countering the activities of human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean. The mission is currently concluding its first phase focused on intelligence gathering and on October 7 will transit to the second phase as decided by Political and Security Committee (PSC).

The frigate Courbet is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale.

Image: French Navy