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December 11, 2018
December 11, 2018
The French Navy plans to install seven tracking and illumination (STIR) radars on its frigates for their gun and missile fire control, defense technology company Thales said. As informed, five of the radars will be installed on board future intermediate-size frigates (FTI), and two will be placed on board the two FREDA-frigates. This all-weather fire control […]  Read more
December 05, 2018
December 05, 2018
French shipbuilder Naval Group officially opened Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industry, its Egyptian subsidiary which will be responsible for the maintenance of Egyptian Navy vessels built and delivered by Naval Group. “The strategic alliance between Naval Group and Egypt contributes actively to the international rise of the Egyptian Navy while contributing to its modernization […]  Read more
December 05, 2018
December 05, 2018
US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) worked out with the Italian Air Force in the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. F/A-18s from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier worked with Italian Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft. “Every time we fly integration events with other countries, we learn […]  Read more
December 04, 2018
December 04, 2018
The Egyptian Navy has signed an in-service support agreement with Naval Group for the upkeep of Egyptian Navy vessels delivered by the French shipbuilder. The agreement was announced on December 3 at the Egypt Defense and Security Exhibition (EDEX) and lays ground to the contract framing the maintenance activity related to Naval Group’s vessels sold to […]  Read more
November 30, 2018
November 30, 2018
After concluding a visit to the Algerian port of Algiers last week, NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) arrived in Marmaris, Turkey, for a port call on November 27. The group is conducting the visits after resuming regular Mediterranean Sea patrols following their participation in NATO’s major exercise Trident Juncture 18 which took place off the […]  Read more
November 29, 2018
November 29, 2018
The navies of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus have wrapped up the main portion of the trilateral exercise Medusa 7 which took place in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea off Crete. Main units taking part in the exercise included the Egyptian Navy helicopter carrier ENS Anwar El Sadat (L1020) and Greek frigate HS Elli. This is the seventh edition […]  Read more
November 28, 2018
November 28, 2018
German Navy combat support ship EGV Bonn is getting underway from her Wilhelmshaven homeport on November 30 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Aegean Sea. The 173-meter-long Berlin-class replenishment ship is joining SNMG2 after completing an overhaul which started in August 2017. The ship started preparations for its deployment in May, when […]  Read more
November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018
ITS Antonio Marceglia, the fourth general-purpose and the overall eighth FREMM frigate to be delivered tot he Italian Navy, finished her sea trials on November 20, the European intergovernmental Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) announced. As disclosed by the organization, Antonio Marceglia completed platform and combat system equipment tests five months after starting the […]  Read more
November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018
The first of a new class of Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, the future HMAS Supply, was launched by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia at its Ferrol shipyard on November 23. HMAS Supply (II) was launched following a keel laying ceremony in November 2017. Supply and sister ship Stalwart (III) will replace HMAS Success and […]  Read more
November 21, 2018
November 21, 2018
French Navy anti-air warfare destroyer FS Cassard rescued twelve crew members of the Panama-flagged asphalt-bitumen tanker Durban Queen in the Persian Gulf on November 20. FS Cassard was en route to Kuwait and exercise Pearl of the West when it received a distress call from the nearby tanker. According to the French defense ministry, the […]  Read more
November 16, 2018
November 16, 2018
After concluding a refueling stop at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on November 12, Russian Navy cruiser Marshall Ustinov continued its voyage home and is now transiting the English Channel, under the watchful eye of Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans The Sava-class is en route to its Northern Fleet homeport in Severomorsk. Type 23 […]  Read more
November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018
A major submarine escape and rescue exercise hosted by Italy concluded in the Gulf of Taranto on November 8. In addition to two submarines and multiple ships, the exercise was attended by International Submarine Escape & Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) based in Northwood, United Kingdom. Greek submarine HS Matrozos, the Italian submarine ITS Romei and the […]  Read more
November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018
Turkish shipbuilder Ares announced it has been awarded a contract to deliver fast patrol vessels to the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard (ROPCG). As noted by Ares, this is Turkey’s first naval export program to Turkey. ROPCG has ordered a total of 14 ‘Ares 85’ patrol and interceptor vessel. They are scheduled to be delivered […]  Read more
November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018
French shipbuilder Naval Group has established a Dutch subsidiary, Naval Group Netherlands, in a bid to secure a role in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine and Tripartite-class mine countermeasures ship replacement programs. Led by Mark van Rooij, Naval Group Netherlands will serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. “Naval Group’s new subsidiary, […]  Read more
November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the third Italian Navy multipurpose patrol ship at its Riva Trigoso shipyard on November 8. The third Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) ship will also be the first in a “Light+” configuration. It is expected to be launched in 2020. The PPA Program includes design, development, construction […]  Read more
November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018
French shipbuilder Naval Group has established a Dutch subsidiary, Naval Group Netherlands, in a bid to secure a role in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine and Tripartite-class mine countermeasures ship replacement programs. Led by Mark van Rooij, Naval Group Netherlands will serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. “Naval Group’s new subsidiary, […]  Read more
November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018
US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a port visit on November 10, after completing its participation in NATO exercise Trident Juncture. The carrier dropped anchor in Portugal after over a month of operations in the North Atlantic and becoming the first US carrier to operate in Arctic Circle […]  Read more
November 12, 2018
November 12, 2018
The French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has contracted missile-maker MBDA to develop the next generation of the MICA missile. The Missile d’Interception et de Combat Aérien Nouvelle Génération program will develop the new air-to-air missile for the French Navy and Air Force. According to MBDA, deliveries are scheduled to begin in […]  Read more
November 08, 2018
November 08, 2018
The French Navy’s sole aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has been returned to the navy after a mid-life refit, Naval Group said. As informed, the vessel will now start ramping up its systems before returning to its operational cycle in early 2019. The 1.3 billion euro renovation of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, […]  Read more
November 07, 2018
November 07, 2018
Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond recently joined a Royal Navy submarine and a range of fighter jets and aircraft for two weeks of training in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The destroyer made extensive use of the facilities and equipment at Britain’s bases in Cyprus for the evolutions. The variety of aircraft using the […]  Read more
November 05, 2018
November 05, 2018
The Turkish Navy’s s third Ada-class corvette – TCG Burgazada – entered service in a ceremony on November 4. Burgazada was commissioned after entering water in June 2016 and starting sea trials in March this year. The 99-meter corvette is part of the Turkish MILGEM project. Milgem (which translates to national ship) covers the construction of […]  Read more
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