What is a French reconnaissance ship doing in the Black Sea

On September 6, 2020, the reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome A759 of the French Navy once again entered the Black Sea. This is the first ship in the history of the country, specially designed and built to conduct RER in the interests of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DRM) of the French Defense Ministry, writes the French magazine Air & Cosmos.

In the Black Sea, a reconnaissance ship is collecting various information. For example, in the period from September 17 to 25, 2020, Moscow wants to test a rocket by launching it from the country's territory at a target in the Mediterranean Sea near Cyprus. NATO is very interested in this, and Dupuy de Lome A759 "will be in the first row" and will be engaged in the collection of telemetry data.

In addition, Russia, using the Crimea and the North Caucasus, is providing support to certain forces in Syria and Libya, using its Navy and Aerospace Forces. At the same time, the process of rearmament is underway in the Russian Armed Forces. An entire squadron of Russian surface ships, auxiliary vessels and submarines is located in the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. And all this causes concern for the Alliance, so the ship was sent to update the existing data of the air defense and electronic warfare systems of Russia.

However, the ship's mission is not limited to the collection of Russian information. After Ankara unceremoniously got into a crisis in Libya, Paris began to keep an eye on Turkey. France is concerned that the Turks, ignoring the UN embargo, are supplying weapons and equipment for PNS in Tripoli. Moreover, Ankara does not hesitate to use its ships and aircraft.

Moreover, Paris is watching with extreme concern the aggressive behavior of Turkey towards Greece, a NATO ally. Therefore, the collection of intelligence by the French military should help diplomats and politicians to have the desired impact on the Turkish leadership.
  • Photos used: Jean-Michel Roche / wikimedia.org
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 10 September 2020 22: 01
    Moscow wants to test the missile by launching it from the country's territory at a target in the Mediterranean Sea near Cyprus.

    That's for sure? Confused nothing? belay And how do Turks and other Bulgarians relate to this? Maybe it's better to launch into the Atlantic? Surely the Germans with the French or the Spaniards will be no less happy to know that they live on the territory of the Russian missile range. yes
    1. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
      antibi0tikk (Sergei) 12 September 2020 08: 56
      Eh, he said beautifully -

      will be equally happy to know that they live on the territory of a Russian missile range. 

      !!! I put the plus sign.
      I remembered the joke. Summer, sun, sea, beach, sand ... a couple are walking along the beach. Slender, beautiful, tanned ..... They see the shell lies on the sand. The guy lifted the shell, put it to his ear ..... A second later, he removes it from the ear and in surprise asks again: that is, how is it "go ...." ?????
      Knowing that such an eavesdropping grandmother is floating near our shores, I just want to call all my friends in Crimea and flood about like "let's go, support the yellow vests", "let's launch the coronavirus on the Cote d'Azur", etc.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 12 September 2020 10: 00
        Thank you, they reminded me about the shell, I forgot it. yes This anecdote is less common than about two Nile crocodiles. I think the French have no time for Crimea now, rather, the main task is the Turks.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 11 September 2020 09: 21
    That's for sure? Confused nothing?

    Well, if not exactly, then explain how they shot terrorists in Syria from the Caspian Sea with calibers, through other states?
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 11 September 2020 10: 32
      From the Caspian Sea the same Iran and Iraq. Then we agreed and today nothing stands in the way.
      About the sea target in Cyprus - I doubt it. Rather, it is a memo-sticker on the forehead of lovers not to leave, to steal oil from the Syrians and teach them to attack patrols.
  3. KYYC Offline KYYC
    KYYC (OXOTHuK) 11 September 2020 10: 47
    They are studying the bottom of the sea to find an ancient jug)) But seriously, a batch is being prepared in Idlib.
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  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 11 September 2020 20: 35
    What is a French reconnaissance ship doing in the Black Sea

    - Yeah:

    What is he looking for in a distant country?
    What he threw in the edge of his own?

    - The French ... - sold their Mistrals to Egypt ... - but now, how would they be useful to them ...
    - Most likely, the French rule on the Egyptian Mistrals today; but still ... it's "not quite right" ...