News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017
A Spanish Navy frigate and an auxiliary oiler left their home port in Ferrol, Spain, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Méndez Núñez and oiler AOR Patiño will become part of SNMG2’s Task Unit 02 (TU.02), currently under command of Spanish Navy Captain Rubén Rodríguez […]  Read more
February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017
Italian group IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi presented its new satellite terminals for the naval sector for the first time in the Gulf region at the 2017 NAVDEX exhibition. Designed and developed by Skytech, the new Ku-Ka multi-band satellite terminals with their high connectivity capacity were highlighted during the event. The IDS group also showcased its systems for […]  Read more
February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017
Warships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) made a port call in Trondheim, Norway after concluding exercises in the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway. The force led and participated in two multinational exercises over the past two weeks, with more than 12 ships from several countries. SNMG1 participated in the annual air defence […]  Read more
February 24, 2017
February 24, 2017
Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas assumed the role of force commander of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. Rojas assumed command on board his flagship, ESPS Galicia, during a ceremony held in Djibouti on Friday. Djibouti is a key partner to the EU, with the busy port providing valuable […]  Read more
February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017
Over ten ships from four nations are participating in the annual, Royal Navy of Oman-hosted exercise Khunjar Haad that takes place in the Gulf of Oman. Ships from the Royal Navy of Oman are joined by U.S., French and Royal Navy ships in gunnery and air defense exercises aimed at maintaining the sailors’ proficiency in air […]  Read more
February 22, 2017
February 22, 2017
Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John’s and Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon concluded their operations in the Black Sea and returned to the Mediterranean Sea to continue their deployment with NATO standing maritime group 2. On January 31, 2017, the vessels transisted into the Black Sea where they would conduct a three-week deployment. While […]  Read more
February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017
Italian Navy’s NH90 NATO frigate helicopters (NHSs) are set to receive new generation friend or foe identification systems following a contract with Leonardo. Under a contract worth €11 million, which the company announced on February 21, the NH90 aircraft will be fitted with a system called SIT434/5 which will provide the helicopters with Mode 5 IFF capability. IFF […]  Read more
February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017
Spanish Navy’s Navantia-built frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón arrived in Perth, Australia with the aim of integrating into the Royal Australian Navy. Apart from training and navy to navy engagements, another reason for the F-100 frigate to visit Australia was the fact that Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is one of the designers shortlisted for the design of the Australian Navy’s […]  Read more
February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017
Turkish, Italian and Greek ships assigned to NATO as part of operation Sea Guardian completed their focused security patrols in the eastern Mediterranean Sea for February 2017. During the more than 600 hours of patrolling the eastern Mediterranean, the ships closely monitored the safe passage of more than more than 440 ships and contacted 30 ships […]  Read more
February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017
French Marine Nationale anti-air frigate FS Forbin (D620), which is currently part of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50, assisted in the rescue of mariners from a sinking dhow in the Gulf of Oman on February 13. Having received word of a dhow taking on water, Forbin directed their helicopter, an NH90 which had been airborne, to […]  Read more
February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
The Hellenic Navy’s Type 209 submarine HS Poseidon will be joining the EUNAVFOR operation in the Mediterranean Sea from February 15, the ministry of defense announced. HS Poseidon will spend some two weeks contributing to EU’s mission of saving lives and preventing human and arms smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greek Navy said the submarine […]  Read more
February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017
Italian Navy amphibious transport dock ITS San Giorgio wrapped up her participation in the EU-led operation Sophia and headed home on February 14. ITS San Giorgio had been part of the maritime group from October 22, 2016, and was in charge of training Libyan Coast Guard and Navy personnel in no-combat skills at sea, in particular […]  Read more
February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri marked the construction start of the first Italian Navy Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) with a steel cutting ceremony at its shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) on February 13. The shipbuilder said the first of seven offshore patrol ships would be delivered in 2021. PPA vessels are part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan, approved […]  Read more
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
Spanish Navy’s amphibious assault ship ESPS Galicia departed the navy base Rota to join the European Union counter-piracy operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean. Galicia will serve as the operation’s flagship hosting Spanish Navy Rear-Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado and his staff. This is the fourth time the Galicia (L-51) participates in the 2008-initiated counter-piracy operation and the second […]  Read more
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
NATO’s annual mine countermeasure (MCM) exercise Dynamic Move (DME17) which saw the participation of over 15 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries, Finland and Sweden, concluded Friday, February 10. The two-week drill was organized by the Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) and aimed to enhance interoperability and build proficiency in conducting MCM operations in littoral waters while […]  Read more
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
One French ship was replaced by another in the Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia after FS Commandant Bouan took over from FS Commandant Ducuing on February 6. Both ships are D’Estienne d’Orves-class avisos most commonly used for anti-submarine defence and high sea escort missions. Commandant Ducuing ended her participation in EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia after a one-month deployment. Operation Sophia […]  Read more
February 09, 2017
February 09, 2017
NATO’s Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) was recently transported from its headquarters at Royal Navy base Clyde to Norway for exercises. The exercise is called Northern Sun and is designed to test the mobilisation of the NSRS and exercise its capabilities in the frigid waters off Norway. The system, which is jointly-owned by the UK, France and Norway, […]  Read more
February 08, 2017
February 08, 2017
French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle has entered dry dock in the Toulon navy base to start its mid life refit. The undertaking will be led by DGA (French armament procurement agency), the French Navy’s Fleet Support Department and the aircraft carrier’s crew in collaboration with shipbuilder DCNS. If all goes according to plans, […]  Read more
February 08, 2017
February 08, 2017
NATO ships from Turkey, Italy and Greece are currently sailing in the Mediterranean Sea making observations that will help improve maritime situational awareness. The three ships are tasked under operation Sea Guardian, a newly launched NATO operation which has three man tasks, maritime situational awareness , counter-terrorism and regional capacity building. As a standing operation, it is […]  Read more
February 07, 2017
February 07, 2017
In her second operation since joining the EUNAVFOR mission, Spanish frigate Canarias (F-86) rescued 494 migrants from a wooden craft sailing adrift off the coast of Libya. The frigate is part of European Union’s operation Sophia aimed at preventing criminal activities and saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea. According to the Spanish Navy, Canarias was […]  Read more
February 06, 2017
February 06, 2017
During her port call in Adelaide, Italian FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere welcomed the Australian minister for defense Christopher Pyne on board on February 5. Pyne toured the Italian frigate ITS Carabiniere as it visited South Australia on a four-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific to support naval cooperation and security in the region. Following her earlier stop […]  Read more
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