News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017
French shipbuilder DCNS opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, hoping to bolster its chances in securing work on the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition programme. Under the programme, Colombia plans to acquire four frigates to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. Olivier Michel, DCNS […]  Read more
March 08, 2017
March 08, 2017
Members of the Slovak military police have traveled to Germany to prepare for their deployment to the EUNAVFOR-led Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia. A team of 10 have been training with German Navy Marines (Seebatallion) since January 30 and will spend the rest of this month preparing for the deployment. After the preparations conclude on March […]  Read more
March 08, 2017
March 08, 2017
Dynamic Manta 2017, NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, is set to start on Monday next week, off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week drill will gather ships and sailors from ten allied countries for ASW training in the central Mediterranean. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States, under the control of […]  Read more
March 07, 2017
March 07, 2017
The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense has deployed a 12-man strong vessel boarding team to the European Union-led operation Sophia aimed at curbing human and arms smuggling activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The team embarked the German Navy tender FGS Rhein on March 6 during a ceremony at Lithuanian Navy base Klaipeda. According to the Lithuanian MOD, […]  Read more
March 07, 2017
March 07, 2017
U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) stopped in Souda Bay, Greece, for the first port visit during its 2017 deployment with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG). USS Philippine Sea was in Greece from March 1 to March 5 conducting a community relations project, where Philippine Sea Sailors helped clean a community beach. […]  Read more
March 06, 2017
March 06, 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched ‘Federico Martinengo’, the seventh Italian Navy FREM frigate, during a ceremony on March 4 at the Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa. Federico Martinengo is the seventh of overall ten vessels in the Carlo Bergamini-class Fincantieri is to build for the Italian Navy. Godmother of the ceremony was Mina De Caro, widow of […]  Read more
March 03, 2017
March 03, 2017
Warship deployed to two standing NATO maritime groups arrived in Plymouth on Friday for an informal port visit and an opportunity to take part in Royal Navy’s renowned Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). Led by Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist, visiting ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) include flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen together with Belgian […]  Read more
March 01, 2017
March 01, 2017
Two Royal Navy Merlins have embarked French amphibious assault ship FS Mistral, the lead ship of French Navy task group, for the French annual Jeanne d’Arc deployment. The five-month amphibious deployment will take the force – which includes the frigate Courbet – as far east as Japan and Guam, as far south as the northern coast […]  Read more
March 01, 2017
March 01, 2017
Austrian Jagdkommandos, an Austrian Armed Forces’ Special Operations group, will embark German Navy tender ‘Main’ on March 2 to support EU’s counter-smuggling mission in the Mediterranean Sea. An official send-off ceremony for the Jagdkommandos took place in the Roßauer barracks in Vienna on February 28. The 15 soldiers that constitute the boarding team will help […]  Read more
March 01, 2017
March 01, 2017
Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofía (F-84) departed naval base Rota on February 27 to integrate into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). During the two and a half-month mission, the Spanish frigate will participate in several training activities with other NATO units, among them exercise Joint Warrior 171 off the Scottish coast at the […]  Read more
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
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