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June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017
The Italian Navy hosted its Algerian counterpart in the Italian port of Augusta for the bilateral exercise Medex-17. Medex consisted of a harbor and an at sea phase, taking place between June 12 and 16. Now in its ninth edition, the exercise is part of the 5 + 5 defense initiative aimed at enhancing security […]  Read more
June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017
Two Russian Navy Project 11356 frigates and a Kilo-class submarine have fired six Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State positions in Syria, Russian media reported the ministry of defense as saying. The ministry said the strikes hit IS command and control centers in Hama, Syria, adding that it was followed by airstrikes. The Kalibr missiles were fired […]  Read more
June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017
French shipbuilder and defense contractor DCNS announced it has performed a “qualification firing” of the French Navy’s F21 heavyweight torpedo. This move brings the torpedo another step closer to being fielded on the French submarines. In addition to being fielded on the French new Barracuda-class nuclear submarines, the torpedo was expected to be ready for delivery […]  Read more
June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017
Spanish Navy’s F-105 frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón is on her way home after she spent the last four months stationed in Australia helping Royal Australian Navy sailors get acquainted with the Aegis combat system. During her time embedded with the Royal Australian Navy fleet she welcomed more than 200 Australian sailors who will later form the ship’s company […]  Read more
June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017
Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel announced its CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS completed qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navy’s three Mistral class amphibious assault ships. […]  Read more
June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017
Spanish Navy’s F-105 frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón is on her way home after she spent the last four months stationed in Australia helping Royal Australian Navy sailors get acquainted with the Aegis combat system. During her time embedded with the Royal Australian Navy fleet she welcomed more than 200 Australian sailors who will later form the ship’s company […]  Read more
June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017
Having no standing army and operating just four coast guard vessels has not prevented NATO-member Iceland from hosting one of the organization’s largest anti-submarine warfare exercises. From June 26 to July 8, NATO ships and submarines will gather in Iceland for a series of drills aimed at improving their ASW skills. Dynamic Mongoose, as the […]  Read more
June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017
Spanish Navy frigate Victoria departed Rota Naval Base on June 18 setting sail for Italy where she will integrate into operation Sophia to help fight human trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea. The F-80 frigate is scheduled to be part of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) from mid-June to mid-September. Victoria is relieving her sister ship Canarias which has […]  Read more
June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Vigía arrived at naval base Puntales, Cadiz, on June 16, returning from a three-and-a-half month mission to the Gulf of Guinea. Vigía set sail from Cadiz on February 28 to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Spanish government’s Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the […]  Read more
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain on June 12, for a mid-patrol availability period. Carney is currently on its third forward-deployed naval force ballistic missile defense patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. “So far, this patrol we’ve taken part in exercise Joint Warrior […]  Read more
June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017
Belgian Navy’s multi-purpose frigate BNS Louise Marie departed Belgian naval base Zeebrugge on Monday to start her deployment to the European operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. Over the course of the next 30 days, Louise Marie will be representing the Belgian contribution to the EU mission of fighting human and arms traffickers in the Mediterranean […]  Read more
June 08, 2017
June 08, 2017
A French Navy Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft conducted its first ever operational flight as part of EUNAVFOR’s Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia on June 7. An upgraded version of the Breguet Atlantic that made its first flight in 1961, Atlantique 2 is joining four other aircraft from Spain, Luxembourg and France that are already part of […]  Read more
June 08, 2017
June 08, 2017
Two frigates and a patrol vessel are conducting a maritime security operation in the Western Mediterranean as part of NATO’s operation Sea Guardian. Led by a French Navy Captain onboard French frigate FS Guepratte, along with Italian frigate Scirocco and Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel ESPS Serviola are working to outline the patterns-of-life over a strategic […]  Read more
June 07, 2017
June 07, 2017
Kership, a joint venture between DCNS and Piriou, launched the French Navy’s first Offshore Support and Assistance Vessel (BSAH) Loire, on June 1. Named after French rivers Loire, Rhone, Seine and Garonne, the BSAH vessels will be used for the deployment of forces for State operations at sea. French Navy intends to use the vessels for rescue […]  Read more
June 06, 2017
June 06, 2017
United Kingdom, France and the United States are stepping up their submarine cooperation with an agreement signed by the three countries’ naval leaders on June 1. The agreement outlines anti-submarine warfare activities of the three countries as they operate in waters of Western Asia. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Vice Adm. Kevin M. […]  Read more
June 04, 2017
June 04, 2017
After concluding amphibious drills with U.S. Marines off Guam recently, French Navy ships FS Mistral and FS Courbet trained with Australian and Spanish Navy ships in Australian waters. The French ships engaged Australian ships Success and Parramatta and the Spanish Navy’s Cristobal Colon in waters to the north of Darwin. The ships conducted a number of exercises […]  Read more
June 02, 2017
June 02, 2017
French Navy frigate FS Guepratte, Italian frigate ITS Scirocco and Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS Serviola came together on June 1 to perform patrol duties in western Mediterranean waters. The ships will be working under NATO’s maritime security operation Sea Guardian. The group was briefed by the Commander, Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, on Monday at French […]  Read more
June 01, 2017
June 01, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) joined Royal Moroccan Navy ships for a series of exercises off the coast of Casablanca, Morocco on Tuesday. SNMG2, consisting of flagship Spanish frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo and Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada joined Royal Moroccan Navy ships Mohammed V and Sultan Moulay Ismail for advanced maritime cooperation and […]  Read more
June 01, 2017
June 01, 2017
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) joined Royal Moroccan Navy ships for a series of exercises off the coast of Casablanca, Morocco on Tuesday. SNMG2, consisting of flagship Spanish frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo and Turkish frigate TCG Gokceada joined Royal Moroccan Navy ships Mohammed V and Sultan Moulay Ismail for advanced maritime cooperation and […]  Read more
May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017
The Italian Navy retired two Minerva-class corvettes, ITS Fenice and ITS Sfinge, during a May 29 ceremony at the Augusta Naval Base. The formal flag-lowering ceremony, attended by Italian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Valter Girardelli and the Commander in Chief Admiral Donato Marzano, marked the end of almost 30 years of service for the corvettes. With […]  Read more
May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017
In a true display of multinational military cooperation, ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 escorted a Ro-Ro sealift ship sailing for the UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary carrying Norwegian military equipment to Lithuania. The operation, which took place from May 23 to 24, is part of NATO’s enhanced forward presence aimed at displaying the alliance’s strengthened […]  Read more
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