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The French Navy sets sail for Asia


REPORT - The Joan of Arc 2023 mission multiplies exercises in the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm the credibility of France, in the shadow of the Sino-American rivalry.

Special envoy aboard the "Diksmuide"

“Battle stations!”

The strident alert resounded in the passageways, immediately crossed at a charge by helmeted soldiers rejoining their position at the Simbad missile launcher turrets, at the bow of the



On the flight deck of the imposing amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA), the blades of a Dauphin crush the moist equatorial air, ready for take-off.

On the horizon, a rare freighter traces its wake on a sea of ​​silver oil, between the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra.

A Conrad-style setting, for a scenario resembling the bad Netflix series.

“We are entering waters with a strong asymmetric threat”,

spit the loudspeakers to the 650 crewmen of the imposing 21,500-ton national navy building, on which

Le Figaro embarked


Before reporting a rocket attack on the starboard rear of the steel juggernaut, with a loud crash of decibels.

The voice hoarse, panting to go into the treble, when a strike decapitates the bridge of ...

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Source: lefigaro

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