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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Industry news

    Veolia, a company providing optimized resource management, has begun the dismantling operations that will involve pollution removal, deconstruction and recycling of everything possible from the hulk of the vessel formerly known as the Jeanne d’Arc. All operations will take place at the Atlantic Port of Bordeaux. The ecologically sound works cycle will guarantee staff safety and […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Navy Merlins have embarked French amphibious assault ship FS Mistral, the lead ship of French Navy task group, for the French annual Jeanne d’Arc deployment. The five-month amphibious deployment will take the force – which includes the frigate Courbet – as far east as Japan and Guam, as far south as the northern coast […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy sailors and marines exercised with their counterparts from other countries during a five-month annual French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East. UK forces joined the French Navy assault ship FS Mistral in March as part of the Jeanne d’Arc 2017 French task group, which has visited Singapore, Sri Lanka, Japan, Guam, Australia […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A group of Royal Navy sailors and marines together with two Royal Navy Merlin Mk3 helicopters spent the past five months deployed aboard the French helicopter carrier FS Mistral during its Jeanne D’Arc mission. FS Mistral, together with frigate FS Courbet, embarked Royal Navy personnel in March for a deployment that took the force as far east […]

  • 4 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding amphibious drills with U.S. Marines off Guam recently, French Navy ships FS Mistral and FS Courbet trained with Australian and Spanish Navy ships in Australian waters. The French ships engaged Australian ships Success and Parramatta and the Spanish Navy’s Cristobal Colon in waters to the north of Darwin. The ships conducted a number of exercises […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy landing platform dock HMS Albion is scheduled to arrive in Indonesia on April 22, for the ship’s first port call in Southeast Asia as part of her Asia Pacific tasking. Albion will arrive in Jakarta on April 22 for a three day visit during which the ship’s crew will conduct bilateral talks with the […]

  • 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, […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    The wings of the Royal Marines are ready for action with their French counterparts after a month’s training aboard the FS Mistral. Two Merlins from 845 NAS are assigned to the assault ship throughout her six-month deployment to the Indian and Pacific Oceans – the first time the green Merlins have gone on operations since […]

  • 25 March 2011

    Dominion Diving has been award a contract by Worthington Products Inc. to upgrade the Floating Force Protection Boom surrounding the Navy Dockyard. Dominion Diving will be involved with the complete fabrication and installation of a subsea vessel entrance gate for the Floating Force Protection Boom. The gate which lay 15 ft below surface, has been […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 September 2018

    Naval Group has started deconstruction operations on French Navy’s five first-generation ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) in Cherbourg, France. The project was awarded by French defense procurement agency to Naval Group in 2016. Subsequently, Naval Group has entrusted Veolia with the contract relating to deconstruction and recovery operations on these end-of-life submarines.     Nathalie Smirnov, directrice […]

  • 5 September 2013

    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing a U.S. strike on Syria yesterday. The White House welcomed the Senate committee’s decision. “We will continue to work with Congress to build on this bipartisan support for a military response that is narrowly tailored to enforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons, […]

  • 6 July 2015

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD-21) hosted Col. Brendan B. McAloon, the Senior Defense Official in Paris, and Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco, for a distinguished visitor tour with Admiral of French Firefighters, Jean-Yves Le Borgne, and guests July 1, 2015. This was the first […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The French frigate Jean Bart (D615) has completed its engagement in the Operation Chammal. The vessel was part of the US Fifth Fleet’s Combined Task Force 50 led by the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson from October 2014. Launched in September 2014, the operation Chammal aims to provide air support to Iraqi forces […]

  • 13 March 2013

    The Dutch and Russian navies have taken steps to strengthen their maritime ties. On behalf of Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, signed a Letter of Intent with his Russian counterpart Admiral Victor Chirkov, in St Petersburg. The agreement lays the foundation for an enhancement of […]

  • 4 December 2014

    The French navy anti-air frigate FS Jean Bart (D615) is underway alongside the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. Image: U.S. […]

  • 12 March 2014

    In a combined French and Australian operation, naval ships seized and destroyed almost 650 kilograms of cannabis resin hidden aboard a smuggling skiff in the Red Sea.   After HMAS Darwin intercepted the skiff, her boarding party discovered the cannabis resin in 120 plastic packages concealed in hessian bags labelled ‘Basmati Rice’. The skiff was […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) participated in an officer exchange between the U.S. and French navies aboard the French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Jean Bart (D 615) in the Mediterranean Sea Jan. 11. Cmdr. Christopher F. Cigna, Laboon’s commanding officer, and five other officers assigned to the Laboon visited the […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), Kathleen Schofield, was presented the Department of Defense (DoD) SARC of the Year award in a ceremony, April 19. Rear Adm. Mark Rich, commander Navy Region Northwest, presented the award, which recognizes individuals whose work has been particularly noteworthy and demonstrates outstanding service in […]

  • 14 January 2015

    The Chief of Defence Forces of the Royal Thai Armed Forces General (GEN) Worapong Sanganetra called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen this afternoon at the Singaporen Ministry of Defence. GEN Worapong, who is in Singapore from 12 to 14 January 2015 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defence Force […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Intrepid Sentinel gathered ships from the French, UK and US navies for two days of maneuvers in the Gulf of Oman on October 20 and 21. US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), French Marine Nationale’s anti-air destroyer FS Jean Bart (D 615) and the Royal Navy’s Duke-class frigate HMS Monmouth (F 235), […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Last Monday 9 December, EU Naval Force flagship FS Siroco came to the assistance of seafarers who had been adrift at sea for more than two days after their boat suffered engine failure. The seafarers, who were very tired and hungry attracted the attention of the French warship, which was conducting European Union counter piracy […]