The French Ministry of the Armed Forces announced that a French Navy (Marine Nationale) Rafale M fighter fired a METEOR air to air missile for the first time on 13 February 2019.
Tag Archives : French Navy
14 Feb 2019
In the context of the FANAL pre-deployment exercise involving the entire carrier strike group, French Navy (Marine Nationale) aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle set a new record: No less than 35 aircraft, including 30 Rafale Marine, were aboard. All aircraft were lined up on the flight deck for a "PHOTEX".
07 Feb 2019
The French Navy's Monge Missile Range Instrumentation Ship (A601) returned at sea. The ship achieved its third major technical stop at the end of 2018, after a year of maintenance work in Brest.
06 Feb 2019
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) announced that aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its strike group set sails on February 3rd to participate in a large-scale combined exercise dubbed FANAL19. The goal of FANAL19 is to achieve a high level of operational readiness and interoperability within an allied naval force.
01 Feb 2019
Chantiers de l'Atlantique and Naval Group were notified yesterday of an order for four Logistic Support Ships (LSS). Previously known as FLOTLOG (for Flotte Logistique), the BRF (bâtiments ravitailleurs de force or force replenishment vessel) contract is valued at 1.7 Billion Euros. The design of the French BRF is based on the Italian LSS (Vulcano-class)
28 Jan 2019
'Rhône' has recently returned from its first long-term deployment. The vessel sailed 19,000 nautical miles, through the Northeast Passage, from the Norwegian Sea to the Bering Strait, through the Barents, Kara, Laptevn Siberia and Tukukche Seas. It went back to its homeport (Brest naval base in Britanny) after passing through the Panama Canal.
21 Jan 2019
CNIM will deliver fourteen new landing craft (LCU type, designated EDA-S for "engins de débarquement amphibie standards" in French) to replace the the ageing "CTM" (previous generation of LCUs) in the French Navy (Marine Nationale).
11 Jan 2019
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) took delivery of its first Dassault Rafale M fighter upgraded to the F-3R standard in December 2018. The two major capabilities introduced with the F3-R standard are the arrival of the Meteor BVRAAM missile (coupled with the Rafale's RBE2 AESA radar) and the new-generation Talios targeting pod.