News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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April 05, 2017
April 05, 2017
The Spanish Orion Air Contingent XXVII, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Arozamena Sanz, has completed a successful four month tour with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. During a ceremony held at their current base in Djibouti, the contingent handed over their duties to Detachment XXVIII, commanded by Lieutenant t. Colonel Bayardo Abós. The […]  Read more
April 04, 2017
April 04, 2017
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, on March 30th, after finishing its fifth forward-deployed patrol. Donald Cook’s forward presence in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, the ship’s participation in Flag Officer Sea Training and its port visits with allies and partners contributed to regional stability […]  Read more
April 03, 2017
April 03, 2017
Two of four forward deployed U.S. Navy destroyers used live missiles from their new SeaRAM close-in weapons systems to intercept drones that mimicked anti-ship cruise missiles. On March 30, USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Ross (DDG 71) took turns intercepting missiles in the Gulf of Cadiz on Spain’s southwestern coast. The two destroyers joined USS Porter […]  Read more
March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017
Warships from eight nations arrived in Greece for the annual exercise Ariadne which will be taking place from March 31 to April 7. In addition to ships, naval officers from some ten countries will be attending the exercise in the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Patras. NATO ships from the Standing Mine Countermeasures Group […]  Read more
March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launched the Spanish Navy’s fifth BAM (Buque de Acción Marítima) ship on March 30 at its Cadiz-San Fernando shipyard. Named Audaz, (which translates to bold or audacious) the modular offshore patrol vessel is the fifth of overall nine units the Spanish Navy plans to acquire. The launching ceremony was attended by the Spanish minister […]  Read more
March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017
French shipbuilder DCNS has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesian shipyard PT PAL to increase cooperation in the fields of submarine and surface ship construction. The MoU confirmation comes following the visit of French president François Hollande to Indonesia. Indonesia wants to reinforce its naval capacity and is mulling ordering French submarines and surface ships to […]  Read more
March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017
Photos: EUNAVFOR Spanish Navy’s counter-piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa are enhanced by the presence of an unmanned aerial vehicle which helps prevent, or respond timely to potential attacks. A crew from Spain’s 11th Squadron, which is usually based in Cadiz, is currently deployed with Operation Atalanta, together with their Boeing Insitu-built Scan Eagle […]  Read more
March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017
The First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, Adm. Sir Philip Jones, hosted his U.S. and French counterparts in London for trilateral maritime talks on cooperation and interoparibility. U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and French Navy Chief of Naval Staff, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, met on March 27 for the first event of this […]  Read more
March 27, 2017
March 27, 2017
Italian Navy’s Maestrale-class frigate ITS Espero has joined the EU’s counter piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. ITS Espero was welcomed to the counter-piracy task force on Saturday, March 25. Led by Commander Luigi Pirozzi, ITS Espero’s sailors and marines prepared for their mission with operational sea and counter-piracy training prior to departing their base port in […]  Read more
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate Cristobal Colon arrived in Sydney on Friday as part of her role in preparing Australian Navy sailors for the operation of Australia’s first Aegis destroyer Hobart. The frigate was escorted into Sydney Harbour by Royal Australian Navy ships Darwin, Melbourne and Parramatta. Commanding Officer Hobart Captain John Stavridis said the opportunity to […]  Read more
March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017
The Italian-hosted and NATO-led anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Manta concluded on Friday off the coast of Sicily. Submarines under operational control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO) joined surface ships under Standing NATO Maritime Group Two Task Unit Two (SNMG2 TU02) and maritime patrol aircraft under NATO Maritime Air Command in a simulated multi-threat environment. Nine […]  Read more
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
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