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September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019
Royal Netherlands Navy and Portuguese Navy Karel Doorman-class frigates are getting Thales-developed Vigile D radar electronic support measures as part of their planned upgrades. The solution will be fitted on three Dutch Navy vessels, and two Portuguese Navy frigates. As explained by Thales, Vigile D helps electronic warfare systems cope with the growth in Electromagnetic […]  Read more
September 06, 2019
September 06, 2019
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) wrapped up a four-day visit to New York on September 3 after previously completing their first series of training events since arriving in the US. The ships are now headed for Halifax, Canada, where they will be part of a 22-ship strong anti-submarine warfare exercise called Cutlass […]  Read more
September 04, 2019
September 04, 2019
German Navy Sachsen-class frigate FGS Hamburg is scheduled to depart her Wilhelmsaven homeport on September 6 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Hamburg will set sail for the Aegean Sea where the international group is most active. The air-defense frigate and her crew will spend the next five months with the group. Hamburg’s […]  Read more
September 03, 2019
September 03, 2019
The French defense ministry has pinpointed three Marine Nationale La Fayette-class frigates (FLF) that will be receiving mid-life upgrades. From 2021, the lead ship FS La Fayette, along with third and fourth ships in the class, FS Courbet and FS Aconit, will benefit from an upgraded ships’ platform and combat systems. The navy operates a […]  Read more
September 02, 2019
September 02, 2019
Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched the second of two Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships at its shipyard in Ferrol, Spain. Future support tanker HMAS Stalwart was launched on August 31. The delivery into service of the Supply-class replenishment vessels from next year will provide the navy with vital afloat logistics support to […]  Read more
August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019
Maritime Express will also see cooperation between military vessels and the commercial shipping community.  Read more
August 28, 2019
August 28, 2019
Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Turia has stranded on a beach in southeastern Spain while supporting search and rescue operations for the crashed Spanish Air Force C-101 aircraft. Air Force Commander Francisco Marín Núñez died in the aircraft crash on August 26 while the minesweeper ran aground in the early morning hours of August 27. At […]  Read more
August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019
Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are en route to the United States and Canada after assembling in Brest, France on August 4 to begin SNMG1’s second semester. The group is transiting the Atlantic Ocean to start SNMG1’s Maritime Express initiative, a new construct designed to open up more opportunities for NATO partners […]  Read more
August 07, 2019
August 07, 2019
French and Egyptian Navy ships rendezvoused in the Mediterranean Sea for a series of exercises aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two sides. French Cassard-class anti-air frigate Jean Bart and Egyptian frigate Damietta conducted drills in Egyptian Navy’s Northern Mediterranean Fleet area of operations. The training included planning and preparation to implement combat missions in […]  Read more
August 06, 2019
August 06, 2019
The submarines are currently undergoing a mid-life overhaul.  Read more
August 02, 2019
August 02, 2019
The lead boat of a new class of French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines is now in the water after it was unveiled in a grand ceremony on July 12. While the “launching ceremony” for the submarine Suffren was held early July, the boat entered water on August 1, according to an announcement from the French […]  Read more
July 31, 2019
July 31, 2019
USS Mount Whitney supported a major milestone by the re-established US 2nd Fleet.  Read more
July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019
NATO’s two standing maritime groups welcomed new flagships in a ceremony at naval station Rota, Spain, on July 26. SNMG1, the group that mainly operates in the North and Baltic Sea, has a US Navy ship at its helm again as USS Gravely (DDG 107) was relieved by sister destroyer USS Gridley (DDG-101). Gravely departed […]  Read more
July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019
French shipbuilder CMN has launched the first two of a planned 39 high-speed interceptor boats it is building for the Royal Saudi Navy. The launching of the boats, with hull numbers 315 and 316, was announced by the Saudi Arabian defense ministry. The boats will be built and delivered through a transfer of technology agreement […]  Read more
July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019
German Navy Frankenthal-class minehunter FGS Weilheim is set to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) for over four months of joint operations. The vessel will depart its Kiel homeport on July 29 for a two-week at-sea phase before heading to the German Navy’s fire and damage control training center in Neustadt together […]  Read more
July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019
The 2008-built carrier will be fitted with capability to operate the Joint Strike Fighter.  Read more
July 22, 2019
July 22, 2019
A French Navy submarine that disappeared over 50 years ago in the Mediterranean Sea has just been discovered, according to an announcement from French defense minister Florence Parly. La Minerve went missing on January 17, 1968, with 52 crew on board. The diesel-electric submarine was taking part in a military exercise when it disappeared. According […]  Read more
July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019
French shipbuilder Naval Group delivered the sixth FREMM frigate, future FS Normandie, to the Marine Nationale (French Navy) on July 16. The anti-submarine warfare specialized frigate was delivered after being launched in February 2018 and starting sea trials in March this year. Normandie is the last ASW frigate in her class. The final two FREMMS […]  Read more
July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019
French shipbuilder OCEA is ready to launch the 84-meter offshore patrol vessel OPV 270 for the Philippines Coast Guard at its Les Sables d’Olonne site on July 17. The shipbuilder says the vessel is the “largest aluminium OPV built in the world”. It is built under a contract from late 2017, which included construction of […]  Read more
July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019
The US State Department has cleared Greece to buy MH-60R multi-mission helicopters with support equipment under a deal estimated to be worth $600 million. The US approval comes less than six months after the Greek government announced its intention to buy the MH-60R. The Hellenic Navy is expected to buy up to seven helicopters equipped […]  Read more
July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019
Suffren boats will be more silent, durable, and deadly than their predecessors.  Read more
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