The French Navy (Marine Nationale) multi-mission frigate (FREMM) "Normandie" entered "active duty" (admission au service actif in French) on June 3, 2020. It is the sixth and final Aquitaine-class frigate in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant.
Tag Archives : French Navy
02 Jun 2020
French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, visited the French Navy (Marine Nationale) naval base of Brest on May 29. She witnessed the future mine warfare system and presented the advances of the franco-british maritime mine countermeaseure (MMCM) programme.
30 May 2020
Here is Naval News' Monthly Recap video for May 2020. This month we cover a multi-domain ASuW exercise in Sweden, the new F/A-18 Block III, the construction of France's future replenishment tanker and vessel deliveries in Egypt and Russia.
29 May 2020
French Navy (Marine Nationale) frigate Courbet, left the port of Toulon as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) Focused Patrol on 28 May, 2020. The Task Group is composed of FS Courbet and Italian Navy (Marina Militare) FREMM ITS Carabiniere, who participate in this OSG Focused Patrol as part of the multinational force EUROMARFOR.
29 May 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) FREMM frigate FS "Languedoc" has begun its deployment under EMASOH (European-led Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz) command since May 19.
25 May 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) LHD Mistral and frigate Guépratte, have joined Operation ATALANTA. The mission aims at strengthening maritime security and combat pricay in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
22 May 2020
The French defense procurement agency (DGA) placed an order for 15 harbor tugs (RP30) and 5 coastal harbor tugs (RPC30) of 30-tonne-class with French shipyard Piriou on April 30. 2020.
22 May 2020
The Spanish, French and Italian Defence and Foreign Affairs Ministers met in Lisbon on May 15. 1995, and signed the founding treaty for the creation of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR).
19 May 2020
The French defense procurement agency (DGA) awarded Zodiac Milpro International a procurement contract for 11 RHIBs. Known as "EDO", these new Zodiac Hurricane ZH-638 IO will be deployed aboard surface vessels of the French Navy (Marine Nationale).
18 May 2020
The construction of the first of four new replenishment tankers / supply vessels for the French navy (Marine Nationale) started today at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in cooperation with Naval Group. The future vessels will be known as the Jacques Chevallier-class.