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.
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.
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.