France—Amphibious Group Heads To Pacific For Extended Deployment

Naval News | 02/22/2021

A French navy task force is on its way to the Indo-Pacific region, where it will participate in exercises with various allies and partners, reports Naval News. On Feb. 18, the Tonnerre amphibious assault ship and frigate Surcouf sailed from Toulon as part of “Mission Jeanne D’Arc 2021.” Mission Jeanne D'Arc is an annual long-duration deployment designed to provide officer cadets with operational sea experience before they join their units. This year's deployment is also an operational...

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