France and NATO
Since April 2017, France deploys 300 soldiers in Estonia as part of NATO’s enhanced forward presence (eFP). With the other Allies present, France contributes to the security of the eastern flank of the Alliance. (...)
From 28 May to 13 June 2017, four NATO ships participated in a maritime security operation as part of Operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean.
The task force was led by a French vessel, the Guépratte frigate, (...)
On the evening of 28 August 2016, four Mirage 2000-5 aircrafts from the Luxeuil air base landed at Lithuania’s Siauliai air base as part of Operation Baltic Air Policing 2016. After two days of ramp-up, the French (...)
France in NATO during the Cold War
France, a founding member of NATO, participated fully in the Alliance from the beginning, and hosted NATO’s first permanent seat in Paris (in the Palais de Chaillot and then in (...)