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  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy landing ship RFA Lyme Bay on June 1 joined the French helicopter carrier BPC Tonnerre in the French port city of La Rochelle, in the Bay of Biscay, to embark an expeditionary force for the amphibious exercise Catamaran 2018. In addition to the two countries’ navy and marine forces, the exercise will see […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French Navy air-defense frigate FS Chevalier Paul has concluded three weeks of counter-Daesh operations in the Persian Gulf with the US carrier strike group centered around aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. During her time with the carrier strike group, Chevalier Paul provided air defense for the USS Theodore Roosevelt as it launched sorties against Daesh […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding several days of drills with the Egyptian Navy, the French task group composed of helicopter carrier BPC Tonnerre and destroyer FS Chevalier Paul pulled into Aqaba, Jordan, to embark US Marines on December 4. The French Task Group 473.1, together with sailors and marines from Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade […]

  • 27 February 2019

    Mistral-class helicopter carrier BPC Tonnerre and frigate FS La Fayette kicked off the French Navy’s annual Jeanne d’Arc mission which sees a task group spend five months on operations around the world. During this year’s edition, Tonnerre and La Fayette will first sail to the Eastern Mediterranean, before transiting the Suez Canal for operations in the […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US sailors and marines have concluded two months of cooperation with their French counterparts aboard the French Navy amphibious assault ship BPC Tonnerre. Approximately 150 US personnel spent the last two months working together with the French task group composed of BPC Tonnerre and Horizon-class air defense destroyer FS Chevalier Paul in the US 5th Fleet area […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    French Navy’s vessel Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallée (F790) commenced the naval exercise NEMO 2015 on January 20. The exercise is being held in the Gulf of Guinea in cooperation with the Cameroonian Navy. As part of the exercise, the crews of both navies are engaged in highbush operations in the southwest of the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). The […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy is considering allowing UK’s Royal Marines greater access to its amphibious ships should the Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and HMS Albion amphibious assault ships be axed as part of defense cuts. This was revealed by senior French officials, according to a report in Financial Times, who said that the French Navy was ready […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BPC Dixmude – the third Mistral/BPC-type force projection & command vessel for the French Navy – arrived in Toulon after sailing from Saint-Nazaire on 6 July. Over the coming six months, DCNS will settle the ship’s combat system. The ship will be delivered to the French defence procurement agency DGA in early 2012. DGA […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Industry news

    BPC Dixmude, the third Mistral-class force projection and command vessel for the French Navy, has been delivered to the French defence procurement agency (DGA) three months ahead of the initial contract schedule. The DGA took formal delivery of the ship on 3 January 2012. This success is the result of outstanding cooperation between industry partners […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Industry news

    DCNS is supplying two BPC-type projection and command vessels to Russia under a contract that came into effect at the end of 2011. Three of these vessels are already in service with the French Navy. The design modifications needed to adapt the BPC concept to Russia’s specific requirements are progressing as planned. The design modifications […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Industry news

      DCNS, a French builder has initiated design work for the BPC-type force projection and command vessels ordered for the Russian Navy. Studies dedicated to modifying the vessel design to the specific requirements of the Russian Navy have been started by DCNS. The BPC contract was signed in June with Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport, […]

  • 19 September 2016

    The Arab Republic of Egypt has received the second and last Mistral-class helicopter carrier it acquired from France in October 2015. The change of flag ceremony for the amphibious assault ship which Egypt named Anwar El Sadat took place on September 16 and was attended by the two Chiefs of Staff of the Egyptian and French […]

  • 4 July 2013
    Training & Education

    DCNS a naval prime contractor, systems integrator and shipbuilder, is presenting its vast portfolio of products and services at IMDS Exhibition taking place in Saint Petersburg, Russia from 3rd to 7th of July. DCNS is supplying two BPC-type projection and command vessels to Russia under a contract signed with Russian Export agency Rosoboronexport, that came […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), Rear Admiral Eric Dupont recently visited the Republic of the Seychelles in support of the opening of the new EUCAP NESTOR Seychelles Office.  During the visit Rear Admiral Dupont conducted joint talks with the Head of Mission of EUCAP NESTOR, Admiral Jacques Launay and […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Naval ships Tonnerre and Guepratte have arrived on a visit to Kochi, India. Amphibious assault helicopter carrier Tonnerre and the La Fayette-class frigate Guepratte arrived on April 12 and are scheduled to stay until April 16. Captain Laurent Sudrat and Commander Claire Pothier are the commanding officers of Tonnerre and Guepratte respectively. During the visit, various interactions with […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    EUCAP Nestor, EU Naval Force, and the Seychelles Coast Guard carried out a joint counter-piracy exercise in the Seychelles on 26 April. The exercise involved a mock interception of a suspected pirate skiff in Seychelles waters by the combined efforts of EU NAVFOR and the Seychelles Coast Guard. The Coast Guard vessel, Topaz, and a […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A French Navy amphibious task group got underway from the Toulon naval base on Wednesday, November 21, for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. Composed of Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD FS Tonnerre and the Horizon-class air defense destroyer FS Chevalier Paul, the task group will also be spending time in the US […]

  • 19 October 2018

    A helicopter from the French Army 1st Combat helicopter regiment crashed aboard the amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude during night-time flight operations on October 17. Four sailors were injured, one of them seriously, as the helicopter crashed during takeoff, the French defense ministry said. The helicopter crew escaped unharmed as the crash injured four persons […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise between the United States Navy and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) will schedule its 21st series of exercise this November 2015. The preparation has been spanning from the Initial Planning Conference (IPC) in May all the way to the Final Planning Conference (FPC) which began […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Training & Education

     During their final patrol with the EU’s counter piracy mission – Operation Atalanta, the French Landing Helicopter Dock, FS Tonnerre and Destroyer FS Georges Leygues, rendezvoused at sea with the EU NAVFOR flagship, Portuguese Frigate Alvares Cabral. On completion of what have been successful counter piracy deployments for both French Navy ships, the Force Commander, […]

  • 23 May 2011

    A French military spokesman says a French amphibious assault ship set sail from the port of Toulon last week, but he declined to confirm a F… (metronews) [mappress] Source: metronews, May 23, 2011;

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The fourth annual edition of the NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) took place from October 27 to November 5, 2015. As part of French Navy’s mission of permanent presence of French forces in the Gulf of Guinea, exercise NEMO was designed to test the ability of littoral Marines to coordinate in the field of maritime safety […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy has taken delivery of its second Camcopter S-100 UAS from Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel, France’s defense procurement agency (DGA) has announced. As disclosed, the UAS was delivered in November when it performed its first flight test aboard amphibious assault ship BPC Dixmude off Toulon. The complete integration of the system, which […]

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal Australian Navy, working closely the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) under the coordination of Border Protection Command (BPC), has apprehended four foreign fishing vessels with a total of 58 crew approximately 180 nautical miles North West of Darwin.   The wooden vessels were intercepted last week by HMA Ships Launceston and Glenelg. The […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the US Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) on December 13 started a bilateral amphibious combat rehearsal in international waters off the coast of Djibouti, Africa. They will be teaming up with the French Task Group 473.1 which is composed of Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD FS Tonnerre and […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel announced its CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS completed qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navy’s three Mistral class amphibious assault ships. […]

  • 29 February 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Cathelco are supplying equipment for two force projection and command vessels, BPC Mistral Class, which are being built in France for the Russian Navy. DCNS will act as the prime contractor for the warships to be constructed at St -Nazaire, the first ship due for delivery in 2014. With a displacement of 22,000 tonnes […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Industry news

    Russia started construction of a ship base for its Mistral-class ships on Tuesday, February 11, the RIA Novosti informs.   The Russian Mistral-class helicopter carriers, which are currently under construction in France, will be stationed in the new base, being built at an existing naval base in Vladivostok. Commander of the Russia’s Pacific Fleet, Rear […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1.