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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
July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019
Suffren boats will be more silent, durable, and deadly than their predecessors.  Read more
July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019
Italian Navy special forces – the Operational Raiders Group (Gruppo Operativo Incursori) – received the first of two high-speed multi-purpose vessels from Intermarine on July 8. Angelo Cabrini was delivered a little over a year after it was launched and will support missions of GOI, which is part of the Italian Navy’s elite COMSUBIN force. […]  Read more
July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019
The Chilean Navy has awarded French defense contractor ECA Group a contract to upgrade the steering consoles of Scorpène-class submarines. The contract is part of the country’s wider submarines modernization program which will also see two Type-209 boats receive some features of the Scorpene-class submarines including steering consoles and energy converter. Chile operates two Scorpene-class […]  Read more
July 08, 2019
July 08, 2019
Ships and submarines from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are taking part in the anti-submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose in the Norwegian Sea and across the Article Circle. The group shifted into the new area of operations from the Baltic Sea where it completed its participation in the US-led exercise BALTOPS in late June. […]  Read more
July 05, 2019
July 05, 2019
On July 3, the French Navy’s nuclear attack submarine Saphir (S602) reached the Cherbourg port, prior to her retiring from the navy’s fleet. After 35 years of service, Saphir will be the first of six Rubis-class submarines to be retired from active duty at the end of this month. Launched in 1981 and commissioned three […]  Read more
June 26, 2019
June 26, 2019
The French Navy celebrated the completion of the construction of its sixth multi-mission frigate, FREMM Normandie, in Lorient on June 25. As explained, the celebration marked not only the end of work on the six FREMM frigates but also the beginning of the manufacturing of the FREMM frigates with reinforced air defense capabilities and of […]  Read more
June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019
Dutch shipbuilder Damen has received a contract to deliver nine Damen SAR 1906 search and rescue boats for the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Financed by the European Union, the contract was signed at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices in Ankara, Turkey. The 19-meter boats are the second batch of boats ordered after the […]  Read more
June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019
Italy’s Fincantieri and France’s Naval Group last week signed the “Alliance Cooperation Agreement”, setting the stage for the creation of a 50/50 owned joint venture. Based on the agreement, the joint venture company will be headquartered in Genoa with a subsidiary in Ollioules, France. The agreement follows the approval by the boards of directors of […]  Read more
June 16, 2019
June 16, 2019
Paolo Thaon di Revel, the first unit in a new class of Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ships (abbreviated to PPA in Italian), was launched on Saturday, June 15. The launching ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, in the presence of Italian defense minister Elisabetta Trenta, and the Chief of Staff […]  Read more
June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019
French shipbuilder Naval Group has concluded negotiations for the construction of two Gowind corvettes for the United Arab Emirates Navy. The deal is estimated to be worth around €750 million (US $850 million) and has options for an additional two units in the class. The contract signing was first reported by Intelligence Online and subsequently […]  Read more
June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019
India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has selected Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard to support the construction of five 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy. Part of the TAIS industrial group, Anadolu Shipyard will provide the ship design, supply key machinery equipment (KME), and provide technical assistance. The Indian Navy FSS project has an estimated […]  Read more
June 10, 2019
June 10, 2019
US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) met up with the task group assembled around French Navy aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), for a series of exercises in the Andaman Sea on June 7. FS Charles de Gaulle was accompanied by French anti-submarine destroyer FS Latouche Treville (D 646), anti-submarine […]  Read more
June 06, 2019
June 06, 2019
Once the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth starts operations in 2021, it will be made available to deploy as part of NATO’s Readiness Initiative. The UK prime minister announced on May 4 that the first of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, together with the F-35 fighter jets, would fly the flag […]  Read more
June 05, 2019
June 05, 2019
A Russian SU-35 fighter jet intercepted a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea on June 4. While the first and third interaction were deemed safe, the US Navy said the second interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the SU-35 conducting a high speed pass directly in front […]  Read more
June 05, 2019
June 05, 2019
The US Navy intends to start replacing its four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, with newer platforms in 2020, the US 6th Fleet has announced. The navy did not disclose which ships would be stationed in Spain to replace USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Carney (DDG 64), and […]  Read more
June 03, 2019
June 03, 2019
French Navy frigate FS Floreal intercepted over 520 kgs of illicit drugs while conducting patrols in the international waters of the Arabian Sea on May 28, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said.  Operating under the command of the Pakistan-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Floreal conducted a routine visit to a dhow. Hidden among a cargo […]  Read more
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