In early February 2016, the French Navy's (Marine Nationale) Aquitaine
class multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence and the Royal Navy Daring
class (Type 45) Destroyer HMS Defender sailed in formation for more
than two days off Sri Lanka. Both vessels were together part of the
Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group in the Gulf. Read
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greater coordination and communication among those in the military,
business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval
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The French Navy (Marine Nationale) has released a series of nice pictures
showing the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group (CSG) underway in
the Arabian/Persian Gulf. The French CSG is currently is currently deployed
in the area in support of coalition operations against Daesh in Iraq