CTF 150 meets at sea with TF 473

Combined Task Force (CTF) 150’s flagship, French Ship (FS) Var, had on-going interactions in the North Arabian Sea, with Task Force (TF) 473, the French Carrier battle group. The two Task Force Commanders, both belonging to the French Navy, met onboard the FS Var.

CTF150 FS Var complete RAS with USS Farragut

CTF150 FS Var complete RAS with USS Farragut

FS Var also conducted replenishment at sea (RAS) for the benefit of several coalition partners operating in the region. The FS Chevalier Paul and Jean de Vienne, which are part of Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier escort joined in the exercise, as well as the USS Farragut. These manoeuvers help demonstrate the highest levels of interoperability and are essential to the ongoing missions of the good cooperation at sea between allied forces in the region.

CTF150 Flagship’s FS Var conducting replenishment at sea (RAS) for the benefit of FS Jean de Vienne, which is part of Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier escort, while crossing in North of Arabian sea, April 19.

CTF150 Flagship’s FS Var conducting replenishment at sea (RAS) for the benefit of FS Jean de Vienne, which is part of Charles de Gaulle aircraft-carrier escort, while crossing in North of Arabian sea, April 19.

This meeting at sea was also a good opportunity for CTF150 Commander, Capt. René-Jean Crignola, to welcome TF473 Commanding officer, Rear Admiral Eric Chaperon, onboard the FS Var. During their discussions, both commanders exchanged their views regarding maritime security throughout the region. CTF 150 is committed to continuing operations that deter de-stabilising activities in the maritime domain. These joint efforts help support stability in the maritime environment.

CTF150 Commander, Capt. René-Jean Crignola, welcomes TF473 Commanding officer, Rear Admiral Eric Chaperon, onboard the FS Var, April 19.

CTF150 Commander, Capt. René-Jean Crignola, welcomes TF473 Commanding officer, Rear Admiral Eric Chaperon, onboard the FS Var, April 19.

About Combined Maritime Forces

CMF is a unique multi-national collective of like-minded nations, dedicated to promoting security and free flow of commerce across 3.2 million square miles of international waters in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf. CMF’s main focus areas are disrupting terrorism, preventing piracy, reducing illegal activities, and promoting a safe maritime environment for all.
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