Renewal of the French Navy’s frigate fleet is well under way with delivery of the multimission FREMM frigates—here, the Auvergne in the Toulon harbor. Courtesy of the French Navy
The most visible protection of our citizens takes place closest to them, on French soil. Nonetheless, in a world marked by both instability and an ever increasing exchange of goods and persons, protection of the territory is by nature a global mission. Because French maritime spaces are scattered across five oceans, and because military and nonmilitary threats emerge on a regular basis, the French Navy holds this global approach in its genes. It informs its assets, its organization, and its missions.