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  • 17 April 2018

    French Navy frigate FS La Fayette seized over 400 kilos of heroin from a dhow it intercepted in the Indian Ocean in an operation on April 11. The drugs were intercepted after La Fayette’s Panther helicopter detected a suspicious vessel while on a routine surveillance in the international waters of the Arabian Sea as part […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Navy’s stealth frigate La Fayette was recently welcomed into the port of Mombasa, Kenya in what was the first visit of an EU Naval Force ship to the Kenyan port in over a year. FS La Fayette is currently deployed to Operation Atalanta contributing to counter-piracy activities off the Horn of Africa. During the visit, […]

  • 12 September 2012
    Training & Education

    On 10 September EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, visited French frigate La Fayette. La Fayette has been part of the European Union Counter Piracy force – Operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa since 31 July 2012. Rear Admiral Credendino and his European staff were welcomed onboard by the Captain Guillaume Merveilleux […]

  • 4 October 2016

    French frigate La Fayette joined the EU Naval Forces’ counter-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean on September 28. Two days later, Italian frigate, ITS Euro said goodbye to the mission after 190 days of operations. In addition to carrying out a number of counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French defense ministry has pinpointed three Marine Nationale La Fayette-class frigates (FLF) that will be receiving mid-life upgrades. From 2021, the lead ship FS La Fayette, along with third and fourth ships in the class, FS Courbet and FS Aconit, will benefit from an upgraded ships’ platform and combat systems. The navy operates a […]

  • 29 August 2012

    On 26 August, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, Catherine Ashton visited the French EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) warship La Fayette during her visit to Kenya and Somalia. She was welcomed on board by the Commanding Officer Captain Guillaume Merveilleux du Vignaux and the EU […]

  • 10 February 2012
    Industry news

    The La Fayette Class Frigate, FS ACONIT, will join the EUNAVFOR counter piracy Task Force on 11 February.  FS ACONIT has been in operational service with the French Navy since 1999 and has a displacement of 3,600 tons. The French ship joins OP ATALANTA operations with the mission to protect vulnerable shipping and World Food […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two French Navy ships, joined by UK marines and sailors and their Wildcat helicopters, got underway from Toulon naval base on February 26 to start a five-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. The Jeanne D’Arc mission is an annual deployment undertaken by French Navy ships over a five-month period. Last year’s Jeanne D’Arc was undertaken by amphibious assault ship FS Mistral […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Captain René-Jean Crignola, Commander, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), visited La Fayette class, French Frigate (FF) Surcouf, in order to meet Commanding Officer, Commander (Cdr) Thomas Fraïoli. The FF has been part of CTF-150 taking part in maritime security operations throughout the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Basin and Indian Ocean. FF Surcouf operates side by […]

  • 11 August 2017

    The French Navy’s La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf returned to her homeport at Toulon naval base on August 10 completing a three-month counter-piracy deployment. Surcouf spent over 120 days with the Combined Maritime Forces’ CTF 150 patrolling the Indian Ocean intercepting traffickers between the Iranian-Pakistani coasts and East Africa. During her time with CTF 150, Surcouf worked with warships […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    French Navy’s La Fayette-class frigate FS Guepratte (F-714) is scheduled to enter the Romanian port of Constanta on December 5 for the final port visit on her Black Sea tour. Guepratte is visiting Romania after paying a visit to Ukrainian port of Odessa along with US Navy destroyer USS James E Williams on November 30. Once […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The French Navy-led amphibious drill taking place off Guam was postponed after a French Navy landing craft ran aground during an evolution, AP reported. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Joint Region Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Jeff Grimes said he could not say when the drill would resume. Named Jeanne D’Arc, the annual, multi-day training event was […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marine Corps have teamed up with other multinational forces to take part in the French Navy’s Jeanne D’Arc exercises that are set to take place from April 29 to May 18 on land and in the surrounding waters of Guam and Tinian. Approximately 100 Marines from 3rd Marine Division joined forces from France, Japan and British Royal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney (DDG64) arrived at the Ukrainian Port of Odessa on December 8, three days after entering the Black Sea. This is the destroyer’s second Odessa visit within a year. In July last year, Carney pulled into Odessa before taking part in the international exercise Sea Breeze 2017. The destroyer […]

  • 20 June 2018

    French Navy frigate FS Nivôse has seized over 250 kilograms from a suspected vessel in her first month of operations as part of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150). The narcotics were seized in a June 8 operation in which the crew of Nivôse boarded and inspected a dhow off the coast of Somalia. The sailors […]

  • 24 July 2018

    Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Dixmude and La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf wrapped up the French Navy’s annual Jeanne D’Arc mission returning to naval base Toulon on July 19. The two ships got underway in late February and sailed a total of 26,500 nautical miles over a period of 145 days. In addition to French Gazelle and Alouette helicopters, […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The last two weeks of January have been a busy period for ESPS Cantabria (CMDR J.L. Nieto) and her embarked RAN DET. Having successfully navigated the Suez Canal, Cantabria entered the Gulf of Aden (GoA) area of operations. Cantabria conducted Replenishment at Sea (RAS) activities in support of EUNAVFOR units deployed as part of CTF […]

  • 4 June 2014

    Twenty-one blasts reverberated across the waterfront of Yorktown, Va., June 2, rolling across the water as the French frigate La Fayette (F710) rendered honors to the U.S. and French Sailors who stood ashore. At attention, their arms raised in similar yet distinguished salutes, the Sailors returned the honor, reflecting on the strong alliance between France […]

  • 9 July 2015

    French Navy’s frigate La Fayette made a stop last month in the port of Naples, Italy. The unit, which sailed from the French port of Toulon, was engaged in normal training activities that included a stop in the Neapolitan city, where a delegation of the French crew was received at the admiralty building in Naples, by […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh-burke class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) conducted an underway engagement with the French Navy frigate La Fayette (F 710) Feb. 26, 2015. The engagement aimed to foster improved interoperability between the participating nations, while at the same time enhancing maritime capabilities and security throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. USS Donald […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy frigate La Fayette seized 260 kg of heroin when interdicting a “suspicious dhow” in the Red Sea on May 11. It is her third seizure of narcotics in less than a month, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said. In an operation coordinated by Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), Marine Nationale Frigate […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has awarded DCNS a contract to renovate three of the five La Fayette-class frigates (FLF) currently in service with the French Navy. The renovation work, which will start in 2020, will be performed in Toulon and synchronised with the scheduled overhauls of the frigates. The first renovated FLF will be delivered […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday authorized shipbuilder DCNS to start the construction of five FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) medium-size frigates for the French Navy. The 4,000-tonne front-line frigates, equipped for anti-submarine warfare with widened self-defence and commando-projection capacities, are set to start deliveries in 2023. The first FTI frigate is expected to be commissioned in 2025. […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) met up with ships from the navies of the US, Australia and Japan for a series of maneuvers in the Bay of Bengal. The exercise involving US destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) and submarine HMAS Collins […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In collaboration with the French defence procurement agency (DGA), DCNS has unveiled the French Navy’s new FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) medium-size frigate design at Euronaval in Paris, France. According to DCNS, the 4,000-tonne front-line frigate will be equipped for anti-submarine warfare with widened self-defence and commando-projection capacities. The FTI will integrate the Thales Sea Fire four flat antenna radar […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 5 March 2019

    French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle got underway from its homeport in Toulon on Tuesday, March 5, to start Clemencau 2019 – its first operational deployment since 2016. The carrier got underway after completing carrier strike group and flight trials, following an 18-month mid-life overhaul. The aircraft carrier will operate as part of […]