Keyword: French navy

French frigate's cruise missiles 'failed to launch' during Syria strikes

One of three French navy frigates taking part with the US and Britain in last weekend's strikes against chemical weapons sites in Syria found itself unable to launch its cruise missiles, the first time France had employed them in action, requiring one of the other vessels to take over its role and fire its own missiles, this time successfully, against the designated targets.

Three detained in France on suspicion of plotting to behead naval officer

The trio, who include a 17-year-old boy and a former navy rating, allegedly planned to post video of the decapitation on the internet.

Speculation over China deal for French-built warships

Rare visit to Shanghai by French navy Mistral-class helicopter carrier prompts conjecture over deal on undelivered sister ships built for Russia.