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March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
Turkish shipbuilder STM said it has offered its solutions for the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition program at the Colombiamar 2017 trade fair and congress. Colombia plans to acquire four frigates under the PES program to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. While STM did […]  Read more
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Relámpago returned home on March 16, concluding a six-month deployment to operation Atalanta, a EU-led counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. The crew sailed over 28,000 nautical miles, and has conducted over 50 approaches, greeting Somali fishermen and other vessels during counter-piracy patrols. Relámpago departed its homeport of Las Palmas Naval […]  Read more
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
Australia’s minister for defence industry visited a Spanish Navy frigate downselected for the Future Frigate programme on Friday to inspect the capabilities of the ship. Minister Christopher Pyne went aboard the F-100 frigate ESPS Cristobal Colon for a tour of the ship and an update on the progress of mutual training being conducted with the Royal Australian Navy. […]  Read more
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) set sail from Naval Station Rota, Spain, on March 15, to begin it’s third forward deployed patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. “It’s time for our third patrol and we’ve worked hard preparing for it,” said Cmdr. Peter Halverson, commanding officer, USS Carney […]  Read more
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
Ships assigned to the EU-led operation Sophia will be welcoming a new fleet tender to their group once the German Navy ship Rhein sets sail for the Mediterranean Sea. FGS Rhein is scheduled to depart its homeport in Kiel on March 21 and head toward the Mediterranean where she will help save lives and fight […]  Read more
March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
German Navy’s anti-submarine warfare Type F123 frigate FGS Brandenburg is set to deploy to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) to relieve another German frigate, the Type F124 FGS Sachsen, as flagship of the task force. The lead ship in the class of four German Navy F123 frigates, FGS Brandenburg is scheduled to leave her homeport […]  Read more
March 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
Defense ministries of Germany and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend their cooperation in the field of submarine operation and construction. With Italy looking to procure further submarines, the MoU was signed on March 10 during a visit of Italian arms procurement coordinator Rear Admiral Ruggiero Di Biase to Koblenz, Germany. Research and […]  Read more
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
Having wrapped up her participation in the Australian Navy exercise Ocean Explorer on March 5, Italian Navy FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere headed for Jakarta, Indonesia as part of her deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. The Carlo Bergamini-class frigate arrived in Jakarta on March 9 and hosted the Italian ambassador and a number of Indonesian officials […]  Read more
March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
The Italian Navy-hosted and NATO-led anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Manta 2017 began yesterday off the Sicilian coast with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 allied nations coming together to train. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, under the control of Commander, Submarines NATO (COMSUBNATO), will join 10 surface ships from […]  Read more
March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
The lead ship of a new class of Turkish Navy landing ships, TCG Bayraktar, is undergoing last touch-ups and is ready for the delivery to the navy, Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard said. Anadolu Shipyard also said the second ship in the class, TCG Sancaktar, is planned for delivery in October this year. The ships are being built under a […]  Read more
March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
French Navy’s D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso FS Commandant Birot replaced its sister ship FS Commandant Bouan in the EUNAVFOR-led operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea on March 10. FS Commandant Bouan earlier took over from FS Commandant Ducuing and served the counter smuggling mission from February 9. Operation Sophia under which the two ships operated is an EU effort to […]  Read more
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017
French shipbuilder DCNS opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, hoping to bolster its chances in securing work on the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition programme. Under the programme, Colombia plans to acquire four frigates to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. Olivier Michel, DCNS […]  Read more
March 08, 2017
March 08, 2017
Members of the Slovak military police have traveled to Germany to prepare for their deployment to the EUNAVFOR-led Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia. A team of 10 have been training with German Navy Marines (Seebatallion) since January 30 and will spend the rest of this month preparing for the deployment. After the preparations conclude on March […]  Read more
March 08, 2017
March 08, 2017
Dynamic Manta 2017, NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, is set to start on Monday next week, off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week drill will gather ships and sailors from ten allied countries for ASW training in the central Mediterranean. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States, under the control of […]  Read more
March 07, 2017
March 07, 2017
The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense has deployed a 12-man strong vessel boarding team to the European Union-led operation Sophia aimed at curbing human and arms smuggling activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The team embarked the German Navy tender FGS Rhein on March 6 during a ceremony at Lithuanian Navy base Klaipeda. According to the Lithuanian MOD, […]  Read more
March 07, 2017
March 07, 2017
U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) stopped in Souda Bay, Greece, for the first port visit during its 2017 deployment with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG). USS Philippine Sea was in Greece from March 1 to March 5 conducting a community relations project, where Philippine Sea Sailors helped clean a community beach. […]  Read more
March 06, 2017
March 06, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched ‘Federico Martinengo’, the seventh Italian Navy FREM frigate, during a ceremony on March 4 at the Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa. Federico Martinengo is the seventh of overall ten vessels in the Carlo Bergamini-class Fincantieri is to build for the Italian Navy. Godmother of the ceremony was Mina De Caro, widow of […]  Read more
March 03, 2017
March 03, 2017
Warship deployed to two standing NATO maritime groups arrived in Plymouth on Friday for an informal port visit and an opportunity to take part in Royal Navy’s renowned Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). Led by Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist, visiting ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) include flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen together with Belgian […]  Read more
March 01, 2017
March 01, 2017
Two Royal Navy Merlins have embarked French amphibious assault ship FS Mistral, the lead ship of French Navy task group, for the French annual Jeanne d’Arc deployment. The five-month amphibious deployment will take the force – which includes the frigate Courbet – as far east as Japan and Guam, as far south as the northern coast […]  Read more
March 01, 2017
March 01, 2017
Austrian Jagdkommandos, an Austrian Armed Forces’ Special Operations group, will embark German Navy tender ‘Main’ on March 2 to support EU’s counter-smuggling mission in the Mediterranean Sea. An official send-off ceremony for the Jagdkommandos took place in the Roßauer barracks in Vienna on February 28. The 15 soldiers that constitute the boarding team will help […]  Read more
March 01, 2017
March 01, 2017
Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofía (F-84) departed naval base Rota on February 27 to integrate into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). During the two and a half-month mission, the Spanish frigate will participate in several training activities with other NATO units, among them exercise Joint Warrior 171 off the Scottish coast at the […]  Read more
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