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Captain Dominique Caille

Commanding Officer

After graduating from the naval academy in 1990, the first part of Captain Dominique Caillé’s career was divided between the submarine forces and the surface forces. At the end of his initial training, he embarked as the executive officer of the patrol boat “La Tapageuse” in French Polynesia and took part in sovereignty, public service and fisheries protection missions. Back in metropolitan France

Best wishes : International Fleet Review 2016

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About FREMM Provence

FREMM Provence FREMM Provence
Length Beam Draught NRT GRT
142.2 7.60 6000
Designed to act alone or within a task force, FREMM have capabilities in all fields of action: anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare and land attack. Stealth architecture: clean lines, covered decks, masked openings, single mast, sloping superstructures and special materials and paints, combine to reach a very low radar cross section. The funnel and the exhaust pipes have been designed to decrease the Infra Red signature. Low radiated noise and electric propulsion combine to make a silent ship. The ship is equipped with one multifunction radar. The mast supports most of the ship’s sensors and the passive detection range is optimized: electronic support measures, panoramic IR search and tracking and V/UHF communications including tactical data links. The ship can receive various vertical launching systems such as A43, A50, A70 Sylver. The gun bay can receive 76 mm or 127 mm shells. FREMM accommodation is of a high standard to assure comfort and long mission endurance. On the French FREMM, cabins are for a maximum of 4 crew members, all rooms have integrated washroom facilities. FREMM offers an important capability to take aboard a joint staff, comman- dos and passengers. Accommodation layout can be customized to suit the requirements of any Navy. FREMM Combat Management System, SETIS (Ship Enhanced Tactical Information System), combines sensor data to deliver reliable identification and tracking, even in the most complex situations.

Ship's Crest

Ship's Crest
Crest Photograph Honneur, patrie, valeur, discipline
Honneur, patrie, valeur, discipline

About Commanding Officer

Captain Dominique Caille

Commanding Officer

After graduating from the naval academy in 1990, the first part of Captain Dominique Caillé’s career was divided between the submarine forces and the surface forces. At the end of his initial training, he embarked as the executive officer of the patrol boat “La Tapageuse” in French Polynesia and took part in sovereignty, public service and fisheries protection missions. Back in metropolitan France in 1995, he started his submarine training on board the nuclear-powered attack submarines “Améthyste” and “Rubis” before joining the “Latouche- Tréville” destroyer in Brest as the assistant to the principal anti-submarine warfare officer. In 1997 he was posted to the command of the training ship “Panthère” based in Brest and in charge of the sailing training of the junior officers of the watch in the navy. He went to Toulon on the following year in order to attend the combat systems and naval weapons college, in the submarine field. From 1999 to 2001 he served on board the nuclear-powered attack submarines “Casabianca” and “Rubis” as the chief operations officer. Then, he definitely chose the surface forces and became an expert in anti-submarine warfare on the following year. On board the “Dupleix” frigate he took part in many operational missions, especially within the frame of counterterrorism in the Red Sea, in the Persian Gulf and off Afghanistan in 2003. In August 2003 he was appointed as the chief of staff for the Naval Action Force Commander and European Maritime Force. He held this position for two years, which means that he could witness the reform of the fleet operational support, the build-up of the high readiness staff (HRF) and the employability of the EUROMARFOR during operations. He took command of the frigate “Commandant Bouan” on June 30th 2005 and carried out a 5- month mission in the Indian Ocean within the frame of “Enduring Freedom”. He dealt again with this multinational environment in January 2007 as the head of the navy liaison party within the American naval forces staff in Bahrein, over the period of French command for the Task Force 150 and the air-craft carrier deployment in the Arabian Sea. He attended the 15th session of the Joint Service Defence College in Paris in 2007, at the end of which he joined the “Strategy and Politics” office of the navy staff and was especially in charge of the interministerial and European think tank about safety and security of the maritime areas. From 2010 to 2013 he held a position of “safety and protection” correspondent staff officer and was in charge of capability policies for the navy in the fields of maritime surveillance, self-defence, protection of ports, patrol boats or ballistic missile defence. He was promoted to the rank of captain on September 1st 2012. During summer 2013 he was appointed as the commanding officer of the “D601”multi-mission frigate (FREMM) before it was delivered to the Morocco Royal Navy, then the “Normandie” FREMM, the command of which he took on July 4th 2014 until it was transferred to the Egyptian navy in spring 2015. On March 13th 2015 he took command of the “Provence” FREMM. Captain Dominique Caillé is knight of the legion of honour, knight of the national order of merit, holder of the gold medal of national order and the French commemorative medal with the medal bar “Afghanistan”. At the age of 44 he is the father of two sons and four daughters, aged 9 to 20. He is keen on sailing and squash.

Best wishes : International Fleet Review 2016

Participating Delegates

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Antoine Beaussant Rear Admiral Commander of the FRA Forces in the Indian Ocean
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Jeremie Gaucher Major
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Tina Di Carmine Lieutenant

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IFR 16

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