News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015

A frigate, four to six reconnaissance aircraft, and aerial replenishment of French fighter jets will be the German contribution to the French fight against ISIS. The German government appropriated these assets one day after the meeting between the French President Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a […]

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November 27, 2015
November 27, 2015
The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi joined the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force in the Central Mediterranean taking over the role of mission flagship from ITS Cavour November 25.  Having left her home base port of Taranto (Italy) last June 26, only 4 days after the mission launch, the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, […]  Read more
November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015
290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]  Read more
November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015
Exercise FLOTEX-15, organized by the Spanish Navy, will be conducted in the Gulf of Cadiz, Strait of Gibraltar, Alboran Sea and the Western Mediterranean. Participating units include 20 surface ships, 1 submarine, a Marine Corps Landing Force and different rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; a total of 3,000 people apart from other Air Force and Army units. […]  Read more
November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015
A new Polar Logistics Vessel being built for Terre Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF) and the French Polar Institute (IPEV), and which will be operated by the French Navy, is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2017. The 72-metre polar logistics and patrol icebreaker vessel will carry out its first supply mission […]  Read more
November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed that the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would be ready to start operations against ISIL on Monday, November 23. The ship was sent to Syrian waters last week as part of a regular French Navy Arromanches 2 mission which is in its eighth iteration. The carrier already performed preparational exercises […]  Read more
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

The "Escola de Fuzileiros" (School of the Portuguese Marines) was the stage for the opening ceremony of the Operational Year, chaired by Chief of the General Staff of the Navy (CEMA), Admiral Luis Macieira Fragoso. On that day all the units were dressed and a military ceremony took place, which included the imposition of decorations and a final parade of the forces. 

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November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015
Belgian frigate Leopold I said farewell to the European Task Force EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA after 38 days of activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew, composed of 158 sailors, including 9 women, provided support to Operation Sophia. They ran on duty within a Task Force composed of 8 naval units and 9 air assets, […]  Read more
November 19, 2015
November 19, 2015

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France sent its carrier strike group — GAN, with the nuclear-powered FS Charles de Gaulle as flagship to the Middle East for the second time this year. This deployment is part of a mission called Arromanches 2 and represents the eighth deployment of the French carrier strike […]

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November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015
German frigate FGS Augsburg will set sail for the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia to join the already employed German replenishment ship FGS Berlin on Friday, November 20. Lead by Commander Senior Grade Jorg Mascow, the crew of Augsburg, together with the replenishment ship FGS Berlin, will be the German contribution to the mission in the Mediterranean. Looking […]  Read more
November 18, 2015
November 18, 2015

Spanish Navy will organize a multinational cooperation exercise with merchant units  from November 17-26. The exercise will be conducted from the Maritime Action headquarters in Cartagena, Spain. The exercise will consist of interaction with the merchant traffic to coordinate shipping movements with scheduled maritime security operations like counter-terrorist or counter-piracy activities. The area considered includes […]

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November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
Spanish Navy units have recovered the Spanish Airforce helicopter which crashed 40 nautical miles southwest of Dakhla, Morocco. This incident, which occurred on October 22, left three persons dead. Their bodies were recovered after a search operation on October 31. According to the Spanish Navy, Offshore patrol vessel Rayo and minesweepers ESPS Segura and ESPS Turia later returned […]  Read more
November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
Spanish Navy’s frigate Blas de Lezo (F103) paid a visit to the port of Lisbon, Portugal, between 5 and 9 November. The vessel sailed to the port after it concluded participation in the exercises TRIDENT Juncture 15. Blas de Lezo docked at the maritime terminal of Alcantara in the port of Lisbon, where it remained until November […]  Read more
November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015
As part of the Italian Navy’s renewal plan, another Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship has been ordered for its fleet. OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement) has ordered the consortium (Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Impresa – RTI) consisting of Fincantieri, agent, and Finmeccanica, through its subsidiary Selex ES, one more patrol vessel activating the related contract […]  Read more
November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015
The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Lisbon, Portugal, November 9, 2015, following a six day scheduled port visit. During the port visit the Mount Whitney hosted a reception which included U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice Adm. James Foggo III. Sailors had […]  Read more
November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

Portuguese Navy awarded with one of the ten prizes of 2015 of the Palladium "Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy".

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November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015
EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia Force Commander, Rear Admiral (LH) Andrea Gueglio, visited the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Tyr, operating under Frontex agency mission’s Triton, on November 8. Arriving on board, Admiral Gueglio was welcomed by Tyr’s Commanding Officer, CDR Finar H. Vaisson, who guided him throughout the ship describing her capabilities and main activities conducted since […]  Read more
November 09, 2015
November 09, 2015
The fourth annual edition of the NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) took place from October 27 to November 5, 2015. As part of French Navy’s mission of permanent presence of French forces in the Gulf of Guinea, exercise NEMO was designed to test the ability of riparian Marines to coordinate in the field of maritime […]  Read more
November 09, 2015
November 09, 2015
Thales, a France based defence technology company, announced it has been chosen by the French Navy to provide through-life support (TLS) for almost all of its simulators. The six-year contract with the Navy’s fleet support department (SSF) calls for the support of 41 simulators at six naval facilities in France. The simulators cover a broad […]  Read more
November 07, 2015
November 07, 2015

The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Canarias’ (F-86), currently deployed as part of the EUNAVFOR mission ‘SOPHIA’ in the central Mediterranean Sea, has rescued a total of 557 migrants and transported them to the Italian port of Lampedusa.

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November 06, 2015
November 06, 2015

NATO’s Maritime Forces were the focus of the maritime Distinguished Visitors’ Day of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 which took place November 5. Nineteen NATO nations are contributing navy and marine forces to Trident Juncture 2015, the Alliance’s biggest and most ambitious exercise in more than a decade. More than 70 ships and submarines, maritime patrol […]

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