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HMS Defender joins Charles-de-Gaulle

(credit: MOD UK / Crown ©)
(credit: MOD UK / Crown ©)

(B2) The British anti-aircraft frigate Hms defender (D-36), joined the Charles-de-Gaulle in the Gulf, announced Wed (December 16) the British Navy.

This Type 45 frigate, commanded by Stephen Higham, left Plymouth on October 19 for a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. She had taken part on November 18 in the Gulf, in a particularly complex training session with 5 Mirage 2000s. She has a Lynx Mark 8 helicopter on board and long-range radars capable of providing " a clear image over an extended area up to over 300 miles “, specifies the Royal Navy.

« This shows once again that Britain and France stand shoulder to shoulder against this brutal terrorist organization. ” underlines the British Minister of Defense Michael Fallon. Whether it be " British tourists on a beach in Tunisia or French citizens in Paris, our two countries have had first-hand experience of the harm Daesh is capable of. And we are united in our determination to destroy them ».


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).