The 3,000 sailors of the French Carrier Strike Group (CSG) composed of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the Forbin, Latouche-Tréville and Provence frigates, the Marne replenishment oiler and a Rubis-class SSN departed on 5 March for “Mission Clemenceau”.
During this deployment, the CSG contributed to the protection of
French interested by joining the international coalition against Daesh in Operation Inherent Resolve. It also showed its know-how in
of naval-air operations by training with many partners in: Australia, Egypt, United States, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore.
According to the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, this deployement supported the national strategy in the Indo-Pacific region and contributed to the self-assessment of the situation by France.
Key numbers of “Mission Clemenceau”
- 125 days at sea
- 2,744 aircraft launched
- 36,000 nautical miles traveled
- 29 interactions with 18 different countries
- 7 foreign combat ships of 6 different nationalities integrated into the CSG
- Aircraft: Embarked: 18x Rafale, 2x Hawkeye; pre-positioned in Djibouti: 1x Atlantique 2
- Embedded Helicopters: 2x Caiman Marine, 2x Lynx, 2x Dolphin, 1x Panther
- 83 replenishments at sea with 19 vessels of 11 nationalities