Saab Receives Order for Anti-Ship Missiles from Germany

September 11, 2020 – Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy. The order value is approximately 1.7 BSEK with deliveries between 2022 and 2026. This order is part of a framework agreement between Saab and Diehl Defence, which offers the possibility for additional procurement in…

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Germany Deploys P-3 to Operation Atalanta in Djibouti

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, a German P-3C “Orion” type maritime patrol aircraft will be relocating from the Nordholz naval air base to Djibouti again. Until shortly before Christmas around 50 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. On average, the “Orion”, nicknamed “Jester”, will…

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German Exercise 2020 in the Western Baltic

August 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – From August 31, 2020 to September 7, 2020 the maneuver “German Exercise 2020 (GEREX)” will take place in the western Baltic Sea. The multinational exercise “Northern Coasts” (NOCO) had to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting limited participation of foreign navies. Thereupon the inspector of the navy, Vice…

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DSCA Approves MK54 Torpedo for Germany

July 9, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Germany of sixty-four (64) MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight torpedoes, ten (10) MK 54 Conversion Kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of…

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German MK180 Order Detailed

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Bundeswehr is planning the MKS Multi-purpose warship180 as an all-rounder for the navy. Mission modules cover a wide range of uses – with superiority in naval warfare at the very end. The MKS Multi-purpose warship 180 will be a general purpose weapon. Installation modules designed for specific military missions will make this possible. The mission…

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Germany Orders Four MKS 180 Frigates

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Germany today signed for the construction of 4 MKS 180 frigates. Damen Shipyards designs the so-called Mehrzweckkampfschiffe. They are built on German yards and receive radars from Thales Nederland. The construction of the frigates makes it clear that German-Dutch cooperation is also taking shape increasingly at a maritime level. This was already the case…

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German Navy Begins NH90 NTH Sea Lion Operations

June 8, 2020 – Today, on June 8th, 2020, the “initial flight” begins with the new NH90 NTH “Sea Lion” (NATO Helicopter 90 Naval Transport Helicopter) naval helicopters. The German Navy officially took over the three “Sea Lion” already stationed at Naval Aviation Squadron 5 in Nordholz on June 4th. The procurement of a total of 18 multi-purpose helicopters is…

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