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May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016
European Navy vessels rescue migrants on a daily basis in the Mediterranean Sea; Op Sophia mission alone has rescued over 13,000 people so far. However, pictures released by the Italian Navy on May 25 show just how out of the ordinary a rescue operation can become. In the morning hours of May 25, Italian Navy patrol ship […]  Read more
May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
French shipbuilder STX France has decided to sell its Lorient shipyard to Kership, a joint venture company set up by French companies DCNS and Piriou in 2013. STX France said the decision was based on strong commercial setbacks and that the take-over should take place in fall this year. While the arguably most prominent naval […]  Read more
May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016
The French Navy has taken delivery of the last of its four Dassault Aviation-built Falcon 50 Surmar maritime surveillance aircraft on May 20. The event was marked by a military ceremony on the Lann-Bihoué military base, presided by the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and attended by Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO Eric Trappier. The four Falcon 50 […]  Read more
May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016
Royal Navy’s mine hunter HMS Ramsey has returned to home waters and its Faslane base after a deployment as part of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1. Crew seven from the First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1), who have most recently been operating the Sandown Class vessel, has been training alongside the Irish Navy […]  Read more
May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016
Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay on May 18 joined NATO’s Standing Maritime Group (SNMG 2) sailing in Southern European waters. The Bay-class landing ship deck auxiliary is 176.6 m long and a displaces about 16,000 t. It has the capability to operate several types of helicopters and is equipped with small rafts for shallow water […]  Read more
May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016
Italian Navy’s sixth FREMM, multi-mission, frigate Luigi Rizzo F595 left Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, to start sea trials May 17. The sixth of overall ten ships is scheduled for delivery in early 2017. Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is building the vessels for the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French cooperation program under […]  Read more
May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016
Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay on May 18 joined NATO’s Standing Maritime Group (SNMG 2) sailing in Southern European waters. The Bay-class landing ship deck auxiliary is 176.6 m long and a displaces about 16,000 t. It has the capability to operate several types of helicopters and is equipped with small rafts for shallow water […]  Read more
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016
Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofía (F-84) departed Rota Naval Base yesterday, May 18, to relieve ESPS Numancia, another Spanish Navy frigate integrated into Operation Sophia since January 2016. Numancia has participated in multiple rescue operation during her deployment. Just recently, the frigate worked with Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise to save 436 migrants. Operation Sophia is […]  Read more
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016
Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two task unit 02 (SNMG2 TU.02) recently concluded a busy port visit in Casablanca, Morocco with a passing exercise and boarding exercise off the coast of Morocco. SNMG2 TU.02 led by Canadian Navy Commander Trevor MacLean included HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) and Italian frigate ITS Aliseo (F574). During the port visit, Moroccan […]  Read more
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
DGA, the French General Directorate for Armament, announced that it has started a new testing campaign for its unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), Dassault nEUROn. The aim of this round of testing, as DGA said, is to study the use of the UCAV in a naval context. DGA said the campaign would also include sea trials aboard […]  Read more
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
Lockheed Martin, together with the Spanish technology company Indra, recently demonstrated the first phase of integration of new a solid state S-band radar system being developed for the future Spanish F-110 Frigate. The test was part of the technology development phase in the joint development of this next generation radar system. The F-110 Frigate is the […]  Read more
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
The international maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2016 was kicked off May 17, in the Mediterranean. Navies from Europe, North Africa, and the United States gathered to begin the 10th iteration of the exercise. Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, […]  Read more
May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016
Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano pulled alongside in Havana, Cuba during the ship’s 87th training cruise. During the port of call at the Cuban capital which started May 11, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano attracted much attention and was visited by nearly 8,000 people in the scheduled open days. Commanded by Captain Victoriano […]  Read more
May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016
Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Róisín has taken part in the first rescue operation in the Mediterranean since it joined the life saving efforts in May 2016. Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre on May 16, the LÉ Róisín successfully located and rescued a total of 125 migrants from a rubber craft located […]  Read more
May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016
Chief of the Royal Australian Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, welcomed his French counterpart, Admiral Bernard Rogel, in Canberra, Australia last week for a series of meetings aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two navies. The visit comes in the wake of the Australian Government’s decision to have the French defense contractor DCNS build a […]  Read more
May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016
One Spanish and one Royal Morocco Navy frigate met in the Gulf of Cadiz to conduct the bilateral exercise MAES-16 from May 4 – 12. Spanish Santa Maria-class frigate Canarias and Moroccan Sigma-class frigate Allal Ben Abdellah carried out a series of training activities in the Gulf of Cadiz under the command of Captain Ramón Godín, Commander […]  Read more
May 16, 2016
May 16, 2016
EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta has welcomed back the Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Santa Maria. The ship was previously deployed on Op Atalanta in 2011 and will be conducting counter-piracy patrols over the coming five months. ESPS Santa Maria has an embarked Seahawk helicopter on board, allowing her to carry out a wide range of tasks, including maritime […]  Read more
May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Meteoro recently helped technicians from the PLOCAN (Canary Islands Oceanic Platform) recover a damaged glider travelling from Madeira to the Canary Islands conducting several oceanographic surveys. The AUV, also known as Glider, was recovered 40 miles north of the Canary Islands. It was launched on April 12 in Madeira by […]  Read more
May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016
Spanish Navy’s Segura-class minesweeper ESPS Turia will join NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 2 which operates in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Crewed by 44 sailors and commanded by Captain Enrique Miguel García Morera, the ship set sail from Naval Base Cartagena, Spain on May 12 and is scheduled to stay with the group until […]  Read more
May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016
The Italian Navy has, one last time, bid farewell to its two decommissioned Minerva-class corvettes which will continue their lives as Bangladesh Coast Guard ships. ITS Danaide and ITS Urania left the Navy yard to undergo conversion works before they are delivered to the Bangladesh Coast Guard. The two vessels were previously decommissioned during a ceremony […]  Read more
May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016
Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS Tornado, currently deployed to Operation Atalanta, recently visited the Seychelles. During the port visit Spanish sailors co-operated with Seychelles forces. The training began with theory lessons on board ESPS Tornado and was followed by practical training on Sainte Anne Island, two miles from Port Victoria. It aimed to provide the Seychelles […]  Read more
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