German Bundestag authorized the deployment of German troops and units against ISIS in Syria on December 4, 2015.
The German Navy will support the French group assembled around the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle.
The frigate FGS Augsburg will be sent to aid the aircraft carrier’s operations in Syria.
Image: Alec Blyth
FGS Augsburg is still deployed in EUNAVFOR’s mission operation Sophia in the Mediterranean and will sail for the Middle East in the following days.
German minesweeper FGS Weilheim will take the frigate’s place in Operation Sophia.
The Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group now consists of eight ships, one carrier, four destroyers, two frigates and one replenishment ship.
The group disposes of 26 fighter jets, two patrol aircraft and nine helicopters.