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Forbin and De Ruyter train in the Arabian Gulf

(B2) The two ships deployed in the Arabian Gulf, as part of Operation EMASOH (aka Agenor and Task Force 474) conducted joint anti-surface warfare training on April 1, associating for the first time a Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft, announcesarmy staff. The French Forbin and Dutch De Ruyter frigates attempted to neutralize each other, while avoiding the threat posed by the aircraft. (RM)

(credit: DICOD/EMA)

Romain Mielcarek

Romain Mielcarek is a defense and international journalist. Correspondent of B2 in Paris, he also collaborates with DSI, RFI and Le Monde Diplomatique. Holder of a doctoral thesis in information and communication sciences, he also conducts academic research on military influence. His latest book: "Arms dealers, a French business" (Tallandier, 2017).