Friday, 4 March 2016

French Navy LHD and Frigate Deploy to South China Sea and Australia for Training Mission

The French Navy (Marine Nationale) 2016 "Jeanne d'Arc Mission" left Toulon naval base on March 3 2016. Consisting (this year) of Mistral class LHD Tonnerre and La Fayette class Frigate Gu├ępratte, the mission will be deployed in the eastern Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Australia for several months. It will host a new cohort of Navy officer cadets for instruction and exercises at sea as well as a detachment of French Army amphibous personnel.

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