MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:
Since November 6, 2020, several French Navy vessels have joined in the Eastern Mediterranean (MEDOR) to form a Surface action group (SAG). Supported from time to time by an E3-F AWACS and a French Atlantique (ATL) 2, this SAG’s mission is to improve the autonomous assessment of the situation, to manifest in an ostensible manner the presence of France in the area, its attachment to respect freedom of navigation and its ability to intervene effectively in the event of a violation of international law.
At the end of the week, the Furtive Light Frigate (FLF) La Fayette then deployed for the benefit of Operation CHAMMAL, the Anti-Submarine Frigate (FASM) Latouche-Tréville, which has just completed its mandate within the operation of the European Union EU NAVFORMED IRINI, and the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin joined in MEDOR to form a SAG. This detachment, navigating in tandem under the command of Forbin, initially made it possible to establish the air-sea tactical situation on this vast theater of undoubted strategic importance.
In support of this SAG, an ATL 2 currently deployed in Sweden (Greece) and an Air and Space Army AWACS have made it possible to extend the area covered and, through the complementarity of the sensors, to consolidate the characterization of activities in the area. The presence of a 31F NH90 helicopter aboard the FDA Forbin and a 36F Panther helicopter aboard the FLF La Fayette gave rise to several interactions between the buildings of the force and made it possible to conduct coordinated tactical maritime surveillance flights. Through the regular trainings that the armies conduct, the aggregation of the various means and their connectivity was immediate.
In addition to the responsiveness and concentration of efforts in a strategic area, the creation and management of this new SAG demonstrated the responsiveness and agility shown by France, also making it possible to confirm the permanence of the French resources deployed in the eastern Mediterranean. and to recall France’s attachment to freedom of navigation.
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