Earlier this year, the French Navy worked with the USMC’s SP-MAGTF in the US Fifth Fleet Area of Operations.
These photos show a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, landing on aboard French amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014).
The Tonnerre, with embarked Marines and Sailors from Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, is conducting maritime security operations within the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure regional stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Wesley Timm/Released)
January 24, 2018.