News from EUROMARFOR
June 01, 2017
June 01, 2017

On the 31st of  May, 2017,  the Political-Military Working Group (POLMIL WG) of the EUROFORCES meet in Rome, under the Portuguese Joint Staff presidency, as Secretary Nation of the Interministerial High Level Committee (CIMIN).

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May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

The Day of the Navy is celebrated in Portugal on May 20 since 1998, in honor of the great achievement of Vasco da Gama (c.1469-1524). This is the day when his pioneer fleet, for the first time in history linked Europe to the East by sea, arrived in Calicut in India in 1498.

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News within the scope of EUROMARFOR
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
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