Several European navies have deployed vessels to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance following the catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut.
Tag Archives : French Navy
10 Aug 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) D'Entrecasteaux-class multi-purpose vessel "Champlain" has been deployed to assist with pollution control efforts in Mauritius linked with the ongoing oil spill of MV Wakashio.
04 Aug 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) and French Armament General Directorate (DGA) started trials of the Thales CAPTAS-1 variable depth sonar (VDS) aboard Loire-class offshore support and assistance vessel (BSAM) "Garonne" off Brest, in Brittany.
02 Aug 2020
Here is NavalNews.com's July Monthly Recap. This month we cover Turkey's new anti-ship missile, a frigate commissioning in the Philippines, a corvette launch in Spain, a Fast Attack Craft commissioning in Greece and France's new SSN, the Suffren.
30 Jul 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale)'s first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) "Suffren" is now in Toulon, its home port, to begin phase 3 of its sea trials: This will consist in the test of the weapons systems.
28 Jul 2020
The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 vertical take off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France.
23 Jul 2020
The next generation of landing craft for the French Navy (Marine Nationale) known as EDA-S are taking shape at Socarenam shipyard in St Malo (Brittany) with CNIM acting as the main contractor.
22 Jul 2020
Today, Naviris, the 50/50 owned joint venture by Fincantieri and Naval Group, has signed a contract with OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) for a feasibility study on the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the four Horizon type Air Defense Destroyers (designated frigates in the French and Italian navies).
06 Jul 2020
The United States' State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of France of three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2 billion.
06 Jul 2020
In the coming days, French President Macron is expected to give the "go ahead" to the French Navy's new generation aircraft carrier (PANG) program. Here is what we know so far.