News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
Australia and France have officially signed an agreement on Australia’s Future Submarine program that will see French shipbuilder DCNS build 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines for the Australian Navy. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and France’s Minister of Defence, Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, today welcomed the signing of the agreement on December 20.   […]  Read more
December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
The Royal Canadian Navy has selected Halifax-class frigate HMCS St. John’s as the next RCN ship to deploy on NATO’s operation Reassurance in early 2017. The frigate will support the standing NATO maritime group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Mediterranean Sea contributing to regional security and stability. HMCS St. John’s will depart Halifax in mid-January, […]  Read more
December 20, 2016
December 20, 2016
The U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) arrived in Marseille, France, on its way home from the counter-ISIL mission. The nuclear-powered carrier arrived in France for a scheduled port visit on December 16. Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group departed Norfolk on June 1 and conducted strikes into Syria and Iraq in […]  Read more
December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016
FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, German Navy’s F123 frigate, is set to return from its Mediterranean Sea deployment on Friday, December 23. The frigate was part of the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia which is aimed at curbing migrant and weapon smuggling activities in the Mediterranean Sea. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was part of the mission together with another German Navy ship, the tanker […]  Read more
December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Serviola returned to her home port in Ferrol, Spain, after taking part in different cooperation activities in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. The cooperative security activities with regional navies are organized by the Spanish Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy under the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. During this deployment, […]  Read more
December 15, 2016
December 15, 2016
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), and the embarked detachment from the Swamp Foxes of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 concluded a multi-day port visit to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, Dec. 11. The port visit comes after Mason escorted the amphibious transport dock […]  Read more
December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016
French Navy aviso FS Commandant l’Herminier bid farewell to EUNAVFOR’s Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia last weekend. The ship contributed to the prevention of arms and migrant smuggling since she joined the mission on November 12. During her time with the operation, Commandant l’Herminier was involved in several activities regarding the contribution to the UN arms […]  Read more
December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016
German Navy minesweeper FGS Fulda has concluded her deployment to NATO’s standing mine countermeasures group two and is currently on the way back home. Fulda and her crew are set to enter the Kiel navy base on December 16 after four months at sea. Commanded by Captain lieutenant Michael Montag, the crew ‘Charlie’ left their […]  Read more
December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016
Spanish Navy’s replenishment oiler ESPS Cantabria has concluded its 71-day deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 and is now returning home. The ship is expected to arrive in the Spanish city of Ferrol on December 15. ESPS Cantabria has sailed more than 15,000 nautical miles, supplied more than 6 million liters of fuel, food […]  Read more
December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016
Le Téméraire, the last of three French Navy’s nuclear submarines, has started her regular overhaul during which she will adapted to carry the M51 missile. The submarine was transferred on Tuesday, December 6, from Île Longue to dock 8 of the naval base in Brest, where this large-scale work is carried out with DCNS as […]  Read more
December 12, 2016
December 12, 2016
U.S. marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) completed a successful port visit to Lisbon, Portugal, on December 10. The embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) welcomed members of the Fuzileiros- the Portuguese Marine Corps – aboard Whidbey Island for a visit and joint training. “We also demonstrated Marine Corps […]  Read more
December 08, 2016
December 08, 2016
German Navy’s air-defense frigate FGS Sachsen will depart its homeport to become the new flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. Sachsen will be taking the place of Dutch De Zeven Provincien-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter which has been at the helm of SNMG2 since September this year. The lead ship of the F124 class of […]  Read more
December 07, 2016
December 07, 2016
U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (Ike CSG) has continued airstrikes against ISIL under operation Inherent Resolve, launching sorties from the Eastern Mediterranean on December 6. At the same time, elements of the 22nd marine expeditionary unit (MEU) continued conducting precision air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Sirte, […]  Read more
December 07, 2016
December 07, 2016
The French Navy’s six A9-M autonomous underwater vehicles are set to receive upgraded long range communication equipment after thee years of operational service. The AUVs were delivered to the French Navy’s mine disposal divers (GPD) of Toulon and Brest by defense technology company ECA Group in 2013. The vehicles can be deployed from different platforms (RHIB, larger vessel) […]  Read more
December 06, 2016
December 06, 2016
Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BAM Relampago took members of the Somaliland Coast Guard on board for maritime training off the coast of Somaliland on September 3. The training consisted of radar and search and rescue (SAR) drills including helicopter evolutions. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assisted the sailors in preparing the radar training. During the […]  Read more
December 05, 2016
December 05, 2016
HMS Echo, a Royal Navy multi-role survey vessel, will be taking the place of sister ship HMS Enterprise which has represented UK’s contribution to the European migrant-crisis mission in the Mediterranean Sea. During her time spent with operation Sophia, Enterprise has saved over 9,000 lives of around 30,000 migrants rescued during the operation to date. The ship […]  Read more
December 01, 2016
December 01, 2016
Spanish Navy’s F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán returned to her home port after integrating into the Defense and Air Operations Command (MDOA in its Spanish initials). The purpose of this deployment was to conduct air surveillance and naval presence in several western Mediterranean areas. F-100 frigates, with their SPY-1D multifunction radar and AEGIS combat system, […]  Read more
December 01, 2016
December 01, 2016
U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter departed Rota, Spain on November 30 to begin its regularly scheduled deployment. Porter’s operations will provide the ship and crew an opportunity to strengthen and build naval capabilities with allies and partners in the region and in support of operation Atlantic Resolve. “It is an amazing feeling to be […]  Read more
November 30, 2016
November 30, 2016
U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) commanders and French officials from the Charles de Gaulle Strike Group (CDGSG) met while operating together in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 25, 2016. Having replaced the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), Mason is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the […]  Read more
November 29, 2016
November 29, 2016
Ships from several nations concluded their participation in the Turkish-led exercise Mavi Balina in the Mediterranean Sea. Participating nations included Pakistan, Romania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. NATO Maritime Group 2, as well as observers from Algeria, Nigeria, and Georgia also participated. During the first phase of the exercise conducted in Aksaz, […]  Read more
November 29, 2016
November 29, 2016
Following the conclusion of Turkish-led exercise Mavi Balina, ships from several NATO countries kicked off a mine-warfare exercise in the Aegean Sea on Monday, November 28. The second Turkish exercise of the month will run through December 4 and will be aimed at testing combat readiness and strengthening ties between Allies. Corvettes, patrol boats, mine hunters, […]  Read more
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