The Belgian frigate Leopold I joins the Charles de Gaulle

(B2) The frigate Léopold I (F-930), under the command of frigate captain Nico Cottyn, has been heading for the Mediterranean Sea since Sunday 23 (February). Mission: to integrate the 2020 carrier battle group formed around the French nuclear aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle (the Foch mission).

Leopold I (credit: MOD Belgium)

The Belgian frigate, with 150 crew members on board and an Alouette III helicopter on board, will conduct various exercises. Goal : " maintain and develop the skills necessary for engagement across the full spectrum of maritime operations ". Expected end of mission: April 24 with the ship's return to the port of Zeebrugge.

(NGV)

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).

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