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  • 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 […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Officer Cadets under training at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) are due to meet their French Naval counterparts this weekend during a port visit to Dartmouth. Four French Navy training ships will be visiting the town as part of the twinning arrangement between BRNC and École Navale in Brest. FS Tigre and FS Panthere will […]

  • 14 December 2011

    Twelfth round of negotiations between Russian and French delegations takes place in Russian Navy Main HQ in Moscow since Dec 12 till Dec 14. The French delegation arrived in Moscow on Dec 11. The subject of talks is execution of the Agreement on Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas tied between governments […]

  • 5 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French frigate Commandant Birot arrived in Novorossiysk, Russia with a 5-day visit. The ship moored downtown Novorossiysk at the city sea port where the solemn meeting ceremony took place. Right after arrival in the Russian port, French officers visited Novorossiysk city administration and met with city mayor Vladimir Sinegovsky, and then paid a protocol visit […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    GE Energy Management has signed a contract with French electrical engineering company Cegelec in Brittany, France to supply a complete static power solution for the French Navy. The solution will use GE’s advanced Static Frequency Converters (SFCs) technology to provide high conversion efficiency and a safe and reliable power transfer from the electric power grid […]

  • 18 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) hosted French aviators and engineers interested in the capabilities of the MV-22 Osprey Jan. 14. A small group of French aviators and aircraft specialists flew out to USS Bataan while the ship was transiting the Strait of Bonifacio in order to inspect the Ospreys of Marine Medium […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy’s new ice-breaking and patrol vessel L’Astrolabe started her first ever mission to Antarctica getting underway from her homeport at Port des Galets, in La Réunion, October 12. L’Astrolabe deployed exactly two months after first arriving to her new homeport from Concarneau, France, where it was built by shipbuilder Piriou. The vessel and her crew […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Baltic Fleet (BF) harbor minesweeper Sergei Kolbasiev and French Navy’s minesweeper Céphée held joint counter-mine exercise in the Baltic Sea, told BF Information Support Group to Central Navy Portal. The ships practiced search and detection of mines by sonar and remotely-controlled mine seeker, tactical maneuvering, and underway transshipment. Drills were held in severe gale […]

  • 13 July 2017

    L’Astrolabe, a new ice-breaking vessel that will be operated by the French Navy, was delivered by shipbuilder Piriou on July 12 in Concarneau, France. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the navy, the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) and the Austral and Antarctic French Territories (TAAF). Ordered in June 2015, L’Astrolabe will be formally delivered […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy has commissioned its second La Confiance-class patrol vessel ‘La Résolue’ into active service during a September 28 ceremony in French Guiana. Commissioned by French Navy chief Admiral Christophe Prazuck, La Résolue is joining sister ship La Confiance to boost French Navy presence in the region after P400 patrol ships La Capricieuse and La Gracieuse were retired. The […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A French military ship has arrived in Plymouth Friday 4 October for a diplomacy visit. The French Naval survey ship FS La Perouse is berthed in HM Naval Base, Devonport, and received a visit from the French consul on arrival this morning. The Royal Navy will give the commanding officer of the ship Lieutenant Commander […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Industry news

    The two French-built Mistral-class warships will be delivered to the Russian Navy and will not be affected by the current EU sanctions imposed amid the Ukrainian crisis, RIA Novosti wrote today.   French Permanent Representative to the UN, Gerard Araud, said that the ships were not affected by the sanctions for now, but if there […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Whether Europe sees the creation of a “naval Airbus” will be known by June 2018. That is the date by which French and Italian shipbuilding giants Naval Group and Fincantieri are to define “a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance”. The announcement of the possible merger was made in Lyon, France, by French president […]

  • 21 January 2014

    U.S. and French aircraft embarked on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) kicked off combined flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 14, the US Navy informed yesterday.   Even though different in size and the ways things are […]

  • 16 March 2015

    Australian supply ship, HMAS Success, has supported a French Carrier Battle Group during a recent transit through the Gulf of Aden, providing logistic support. The vessel, known affectionately as the Battle Tanker, was tasked to accompany the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its Task Force in February. Success cooperated with ships from different […]

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

    Italian Navy’s destroyer Caio Duilio is back at La Spezia base after a training period with the French Marine Nationale. During the first fortnight in December, the vessel was in the Gulf of Lion off the southern coast of France. ITS Duilio, with her commanding officer Captain Giacinto Sciandra, was the only foreign unit to participate […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The French Navy has taken delivery of the second Kership-built Bâtiment multi-mission ship named Bougainville. The second of overall three vessels in the class was delivered on September 16 and will soon head for its homeport in Papeete in French Polynesia. Kership, a joint venture between DCNS and Piriou, received an order for the construction of three ships […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder and defense contractor DCNS announced it has performed a “qualification firing” of the French Navy’s F21 heavyweight torpedo. This move brings the torpedo another step closer to being fielded on the French submarines. In addition to being fielded on the French new Barracuda-class nuclear submarines, the torpedo was expected to be ready for delivery […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    A few weeks after the first helicopter landing trials on board the FREMM Aquitaine frigate, DCNS, the French Navy and the French defence procurement agency (DGA) have successfully completed a new series of deck landing trials, this time with new Caiman Marine (NH90) heavy lift helicopter which recently entered operational service with the French Navy. […]

  • 9 October 2015

    In just two interdictions conducted in the Caribbean the French Navy managed to stop over 1,6 tons of drugs from reaching the streets. In an operation conducted on the night of September 30 – October 1, 2015, FS Ventôse, French frigate on patrol in the Caribbean, seized a total of 800 kg of marijuana from a go-fast vessel […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A squadron of 12 French Navy Rafale M fighter jets, accompanied by three KC-135 refueling tankers, took off from the Landivisiau Naval Aviation Base in northwest France on April 4 to head to the United States for a two-month deployment. The aircraft usually fly from the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle, but after 15 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The French Navy plans to install seven tracking and illumination (STIR) radars on its frigates for their gun and missile fire control, defense technology company Thales said. As informed, five of the radars will be installed on board future intermediate-size frigates (FTI), and two will be placed on board the two FREDA-frigates. This all-weather fire control […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has delivered the fifth FREMM multi-mission frigate, FS Bretagne, to the French Navy. Bretagne was handed over to the French Government Defense procurement and technology agency (DGA) on July 18, nine months after it concluded its first trials. The anti-submarine warfare configured frigate started construction in October 2013, launched in September […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed a weeklong joint exercise known as French Air Defense week on July 6 and is continuing its deployment in the Atlantic. The exercise saw aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) conducting integrated flight operations with French Naval Aviation aircraft. CVW-1 pilots and their […]

  • 19 November 2015

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France sent its carrier strike group — GAN, with the nuclear-powered FS Charles de Gaulle as flagship to the Middle East for the second time this year. This deployment is part of a mission called Arromanches 2 and represents the eighth deployment of the French carrier strike […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Black Sea Fleet (BSF) frigate Ladny heading for the Mediterranean Sea has called at French Navy’s main naval base Toulon before joining Russian Navy carrier group comprising ships of Northern and Baltic fleets. In Toulon, the Russian warship was visited by Consul General of the Russian Federation in Marseilles and the Principality of Monaco Yury […]