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  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French and Egyptian Navy ships rendezvoused in the Mediterranean Sea for a series of exercises aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two sides. French Cassard-class anti-air frigate Jean Bart and Egyptian frigate Damietta conducted drills in Egyptian Navy’s Northern Mediterranean Fleet area of operations. The training included planning and preparation to implement combat missions in […]

  • 19 February 2015

    French Navy Ship La Glorieuse arrived at the Australian Fleet Base East on 12 February for a five day port visit to Sydney. The 55 metre, 480 ton French patrol boat was welcomed to Sydney by Commander Surface Force Australia, Commodore Lee Goddard, and the Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Aaron Nye, who hosted […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Navy’s Horizon-class air warfare destroyer FS Chevalier Paul is scheduled to join Romanian Navy vessels for maritime exercises on July 19, two days after entering the Black Sea. FS Chevalier Paul is expected to be joined by three Romanian Navy vessels for a set of joint activities in the Black Sea. During a three-day […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Deployed since 15 March to take part in the fight against piracy, a Falcon 50M from the French Navy has left the operation and been relieved by a maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2. It will operate from Djibouti as is also the case since 26 March for the detection and air control aircraft Awacs E3F. […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s key deployment of 2012 – which will see the UK Response Force Task Group (UK RFTG) head to the Mediterranean – is due to join forces with the FS Charles de Gaulle and her carrier battlegroup for an exercise that will highlight co-operation between the two navies. The link up was agreed by the First Sea Lord, Admiral […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than three months after its departure from Toulon, France, and with over 17,000 nautical miles traveled, the French Navy’s frigate Forbin returned home on August 2. The vessel was deployed on a maritime surveillance mission in the eastern Mediterranean Sea in cooperation with allied naval forces. During the deployment Forbin’s crew worked on maintaining its level […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The vessels of French Navy’s Battle Group returned home to Toulon naval base. The first to arrive was the nuclear attack submarine Améthyste (S605), followed by the Navy’s aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, frigate Chevalier Paul (D621), frigate Jean de Vienne (D643) and multi-product replenishment oiler Meuse (A607) a few days later on May 19. The […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac and French Navy ship FS Vendémiaire have conducted a passage exercise off the East coast of Australia to support training and build interoperability between navies. Both ships conducted boat transfers and cross deck operations, where six personnel from each ship spent an afternoon experiencing life at sea in a […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On June 12th in Brest, DCNS delivered the FREMM multi-mission frigate Provence to the French Navy, as stipulated in the contract. This frigate is the second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (French armament procurement agency). Delivery of the FREMM multi-mission frigate Provence is the result of a design and […]

  • 16 June 2015

    French Navy’s vessels Dixmude (Landing Platform Dock) and Aconit (Frigate) are on a visit to Visakhapatnam, India, from 16 to 22 Jun 15. Rear Admiral Antoine Beaussant, ALINDIEN (Admiral-in-charge of the Maritime Zone of the Indian Ocean), Captain Pierre de Briancon Commanding Officer FNS Dixmude and Captain Jean-Pierre Helluy, Commanding Officer FNS Aconit called on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    French defense procurement agency Directorate General of Armament (DGA) has authorized companies iXblue H2X and Cegelec Defense and Naval Southeast to build five follow-on hybrid-propulsion multi-mission barges for the French Navy. The March 6 announcement follows a successful operational trial for the first vessel in the class, the ‘La Cigale’  which was delivered in November 2017. The five-vessel […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    DCNS has just obtained a contract for providing through life support (TLS) until 2020 to the six nuclear attack submarines in service in the French National Navy and based in Toulon. This contract confirms DCNS leadership in through life support. The contract was recently notified by the Fleet Support Department and became effective on 01 […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    French Navy’s Foudre-class amphibious assault ship Siroco (L9012) officially deployed on Sunday, February 8, from Mindelo, Cape Verde. This is the vessel’s tenth deployment in less than twenty years of active service. In Mindelo, the vessel was supplied with equipment necessary for cooperation missions, fight against drug smuggling and piracy, as well as evacuation ops. Siroco is accompanied by Commandant […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has been returned to the navy after a mid-life refit, Naval Group said. As informed, the vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle in early 2019. The 1.3 billion euro renovation of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Training & Education

    The US and French navies engaged in a joint training in the waters of the Gulf of Oman, the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) on Dec. 29 in order to strengthen interoperability. The two task groups, comprising Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and the French navy’s Task Force 473, conducted […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    French Navy La Fayette-class frigate Surcouf (F711) concluded its mission as part of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) on August 6. The vessel was deployed for three and a half months and travelled more than 20,000 nautical miles covering the Gulf of Aden, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Suez and the Red […]

  • 20 February 2015

    After patrolling the Gulf of Aden and the northern Indian Ocean, the French Navy’s Task Force 473 sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, February 15. The Task Group, built around the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, is now sailing in the Persian Gulf. Here, the Group is expected to join the Task Force 50 and operate […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French naval defence company DCNS on March 16 delivered the FREMM frigate Languedoc to the French Navy. Languedoc is the fifth FREMM frigate to be built by DCNS and the third intended for the French Navy. The ship was officially accepted by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), an international organisation for the through-life management of cooperative defence […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Ministry of Defence awarded the contract to modernise the French Navy’s fleet of Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft to Dassault Aviation and Thales. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the contract at a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Thales facility in Brest (French Brittany), in the presence of Laurent […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The FREMM Provence, intended for the French Navy, just completed its first sea outing on October 1st. This event marks the start of the vessel’s sea trials, which will be conducted off the Brittany coast over the next few weeks. DCNS has now completed the first sea outing of the FREMM Provence on the Lorient […]

  • 7 June 2012
    Training & Education

    In the coming weekend, a number of French naval ships, namely the Léopard, the Lynx, the Tigre, the Guépard and the Panthère, will be moored in Amsterdam. The five training and instruction ships are open to the public between 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The visit […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rafale multirole fighters from the French Navy will represent the sharp end of ‘Carrier Aviation’ at RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day on 26 July.   Two Rafale Ms will be part of the event’s static display, joined by a Falcon 10 transport and communications aircraft in the French Navy’s only UK airshow appearance of this […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    In the waters of the Ionian Sea, Italian and French units recently engaged in joint exercises. The two vessels, Italian Navy’s frigate Espero F576 and French Navy’s corvette Commandant Birot F796, together worked on improving the procedures and tactics of combating illicit activities at sea. These drills were conducted on April 13 and 14 in the Gulf […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS has informed that the fourth French Navy FREMM frigate, FS Auvergne, started sea trials on September 26. Auvergne left the shipyard just days after DCNS launched the fifth of overall eight frigates the French Navy is to acquire. In its first out at sea, the new frigate will spend six weeks underway instead of […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Subsea technology company OceanWorks International informed that it has completed a major survey and overhaul of the French Navy’s Hardsuit Atmospheric Diving System (ADS). The work was contracted to OceanWorks by ECA Robotics, the company in charge of maintaining the Hardsuit ADS for the French Navy. Delivered to the French Navy in 1991, Hardsuit ADS is designed for a […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    French Navy’s light monitoring frigate Ventôse recently intercepted a vessel carrying drugs off Dominica. With the help of US maritime patrol aircraft, the frigate was able to locate the suspicious Go Fast vessel on May 24 and engaged in pursuit. Along the way, the Go Fast vessel discharged bundles of its cargo, which the frigate collected, […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Industry news

    Less than two years after construction began, the Gowind offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit, an innovative maritime safety & security platform, has been made available to the French Navy. Built by DCNS under a self-funded programme, the ship incorporates a number of major technological innovations and will now have a chance to demonstrate its operational value […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) welcomed Vice Admiral Stéphane Verwaerde, Deputy Chief of the French Navy, to its private Wave Energy Research Facility yesterday in Western Australia. Carnegie’ s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Michael Ottaviano and Project Development Officer, Mr Tim Sawyer, gave the Vice Admiral and his party a tour of […]