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Image: French Navy Panther AS 565 SB Helicopter

French Navy Panther AS 565 SB

North Arabian Sea, 05 May 2006 — A French Navy Panther helicopter lands aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). Decatur joined a coalition task force led by French nuclear-powered surface vessel FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), which is currently providing air support to U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Decatur is deployed to the region in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) which help set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment, as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations.

U.S. Navy photo by Quartermaster 1st Class David J. Conrad

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