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February 21, 2019
February 21, 2019
FS Bretagne, the French Navy’s fifth FREMM frigate, has officially entered service after completing its maiden deployment. The French Navy admits ships into active service only after they complete their first operational tasking. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configured FS Bretagne started construction in October 2013, launched in September 2016 and received its first commanding officer on […]  Read more
February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019
Royal Danish Navy frigate HDMS Niels Juel got underway from Naval Base Korsør en route to the Mediterranean Sea port of Toulon where it will join French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle for almost two months of training and operations. Denmark’s defense ministry expressed its interest in sending a warship to join the French […]  Read more
February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Leonardo to step up cooperation in the naval sector at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The new MoU will see the two sides collaborate to create a combat management system (CMS) integration laboratory capable of testing, maintaining and evolving the […]  Read more
February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019
US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook and ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) entered the Black Sea on February 19. Donald Cook entered the Black Sea after last visiting the region in January 2019, when it visited Batumi, Georgia and conducted an exercise with two Georgian Coast Guard ships. The […]  Read more
February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019
The Saudi Arabian state-owned defense company Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Naval Group for cooperation in the construction of naval vessels. The two sides would work together on building a range of warships, including frigates and corvettes, SAMI announced at the IDEX military exhibition in Abu Dhabi, according to […]  Read more
February 18, 2019
February 18, 2019
The Italian Navy recently used the new Leonardo-developed M-40 target drones in an exercise involving the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour and Durand de la Penne-class destroyer ITS Francesco Mimbelli. The exercise saw the aircraft carrier and its complement of AV8B+ fighter aircraft training alongside the destroyer against M-40 drones which were simulating a range of incoming […]  Read more
February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019
French shipbuilder Naval Group on Thursday announced it is starting work on the Argentine Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV), thereby officially confirming the four-ship contract with the South American country. As outlined by the shipbuilder, the first patrol boat to be delivered will be the L’Adroit which Naval Group developed and built with its own […]  Read more
February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019
US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a scheduled training and maintenance availability (TRAV) on February 13. The maintenance is being conducted after the ship completed a patrol in the US 6th Fleet Area of Operations. Porter departed Rota on December 27, 2018, and began […]  Read more
February 11, 2019
February 11, 2019
A previously unnamed Turkish Navy test and evaluation ship was launched at the Istanbul Naval Shipyard on February 9, in a ceremony attended by the Turkish president and defense department officials. The launch ceremony was used to reveal that the future ship would be named TCG Ufufk, with pennant number A-591. The ship measures 99 meters […]  Read more
February 08, 2019
February 08, 2019
An Italian AV-8B Harrier hitched a ride home aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) after six months of maintenance in the US. The Italian aircraft, along with its flight crew, returned to Grottaglie Naval Base, Italy, on January 3, after the six months of scheduled maintenance at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, […]  Read more
February 07, 2019
February 07, 2019
French defense contractor Naval Group has joined forces with Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC in a bid to secure a contract for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s submarine replacement project. The two companies are combining their experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing complex maritime and defense systems. Naval Group would define the submarine design with the […]  Read more
February 07, 2019
February 07, 2019
The Portuguese Navy commissioned its fourth Viana do Castelo-class Offshore Patrol Vessel – the NRP Setúbal – in a February 6 baptism ceremony at the West Seas shipyards, in Viana do Castelo. The ceremony was attended by the Portuguese defense minister João Gomes Cravinho and the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral António Mendes […]  Read more
February 04, 2019
February 04, 2019
NATO’s Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS) agency has awarded Leonardo a contract worth approximately €180 million to provide new electronic warfare training equipment. According to an announcement from Leonardo, equipment will cover air, land and maritime domains and also includes a capability for training crews to defend against anti-ship missiles. Leonardo will deliver a […]  Read more
February 04, 2019
February 04, 2019
Ships form the navies of Spain, Italy, and the US got underway from the French naval base in Toulon on February 3 to join the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle and ships form its carrier strike group on their final pre-deployment exercise. The carrier is on the final leg of deployment preparations after […]  Read more
February 01, 2019
February 01, 2019
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1) are on a scheduled port visit in Bergen where thy are finalizing planning for Allied Maritime Command led exercise Dynamic Guard 19-1. Hosted by Norway, Dynamic Guard is a multi-national exercise, merged with Norwegian led exercise TG 19-1 and aimed at maintaining proficiency in maritime electronic warfare […]  Read more
January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019
CP Technologies (formerly known as Chassis Plans) announced it has been awarded a contract to modernize and update the mission control computers in the P3B Orion aircraft used by the Hellenic Navy and Air Force. The contract was awarded to CP Technologies last year and was prototyped in 12 weeks. CP Technologies now said it […]  Read more
January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019
The French defense procurement agency “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA) on January 30 signed a €1.7 billion contract for the procurement of four new Logistic Support Ships (LSS) for the French Navy as part of the country’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. The contract signing comes three months after France joined the LSS program which is led […]  Read more
January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the navy’s ninth FREMM frigate – the future ITS Spartaco Schergat – at its Riva Trigoso, Genoa, shipyard on January 26. Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Anna Rosa Aonzo Grillo, daughter of the Golden Medal for Military Value, Giuseppe Aonzo. After the launching, fitting activities will continue in the integrated […]  Read more
January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the navy’s ninth FREMM frigate – the future ITS Spartaco Schergat – at its Riva Trigoso, Genoa, shipyard on January 26. Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Anna Rosa Aonzo Grillo, daughter of the Golden Medal for Military Value, Giuseppe Aonzo. After the launching, fitting activities will continue in the integrated […]  Read more
January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019
German Navy units will no longer be taking part in operation Sophia – an EU-led effort to tackle migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean sea, German officials have announced. Bremen-class frigate FGS Augsburg is currently deployed to operation Sophia and will not be replaced by another German Navy ship once its deployment ends early February. Bundeswehr […]  Read more
January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019
French contractor CNIM announced it has been selected to deliver fourteen new Standard Amphibious Landing Crafts (EDA-S) to the French Navy in collaboration with Socarenam, Mauric and CNN MCO. The EDA-S are to be built over a ten-year period, the company said. “Winning this European tender reasserts CNIM’s status as experts in amphibious craft design. […]  Read more
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