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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
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
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