German P-3C Returns to Operation Atalanta

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since September 13, the German seafaring reconnaissance P-3C “Orion” is back in the ATALANTA in Djibouti integrated. The German Navy pilots from Nordholz on the North Sea coast laid with the largest combat aircraft of the Bundeswehr to Djibouti: the maritime patrol aircraft P-3C “Orion”. It is a four-engine propeller aircraft and is used as reconnaissance and submarine fighter aircraft. Due to its long standing time, it can be used and cleared up to twelve hours in the field. The “Orion” is equipped with…

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“Wet Flank Baltic Sea”

September 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 3 September to 18 September German units will participate in the Northern Coasts exercise in the Baltic Sea. Already for the 13th time the fictional exercise “Northern Coasts 2019” takes place. It is about the defense of an island and the protection of the sea routes in the western Baltic Sea. Around 3,000 soldiers from 18 nations take part. Rear Admiral Stephan Haisch and his staff lead the entire exercise from the naval operations center in Glücksburg. He is the Commander Task Force.…

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Sea Lion Successfully Completes Mission Demonstration

July 18, 2019 – The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and Special Forces equipment, including an inflatable boat. Delivery of the first Sea Lion helicopters is scheduled for the end of 2019. Altogether 18 helicopters are on order.

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GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL Submits Final Offer for MKS 180 Program

July 18, 2019 – The Schleswig-Holstein shipyard GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) submitted the final offer for the construction of the multi-purpose warship MKS 180 on 18 July. Together with its cooperation partner thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the company is competing for the largest naval contract in the history of Bundeswehr. GNYK is the only remaining German general contractor in the European competition of the German Ministry of Defense. Jörg Herwig, Managing Director of GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL, said: “By submitting our offer, we have done everything in our power to…

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How crews tap into a new ship

July 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The class F125 is a completely new type of ship for the German Navy. Every maritime maneuver or military procedure with the frigates is always a first time. The crews of the ships of the new Baden-Württemberg class are currently gaining experience for each other. For almost every action aboard the new warships is being done for the first time. The crew Bravo of the 4th frigate squadron delivered three examples on the “North Rhine-Westphalia” in the spring. The “NRW” is the second class…

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Bundestag Extends Foreign missions KFOR Kosovo Force and UNIFIL

June 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The majority of the German Bundestag extended two foreign missions of the Bundeswehr on Friday. It concerns the mandate to continue the German participation in the international security presence in Kosovo (KFOR Kosovo Force) and to continue the participation of armed German armed forces in the “United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon” (UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon). Parliament extended the two missions for another year until June 30, 2020. With the extension of the missions by the German Bundestag, the Bundeswehr makes…

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FGS Rhön Suffers Boat Launch Accident

June 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The incident occurred when the dinghy was suspended. The four people on board were sometimes injured. You are under medical treatment, but do not hover in mortal danger. One of the injured has already been released from the hospital, two are or have already undergone surgery. Another is in the intensive care unit. The cause of the accident is so far unclear. The investigation is ongoing. The prosecution determined.

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German Navy Receives NH90 Maintenance Trainer

June 17, 2019 – On the occasion of the German Armed Forces day, June 15, 2019, the brand-new maintenance training rig NTH90 MTR FC of the German Navy Air Wing 5, built by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, was handed over to the unit in a formal ceremony. The maintenance training rig with a functional cockpit is a training means for future aircraft technicians on the German Naval Transport Helicopter 90, which is bound for tasks on board ships and on shore to support naval operations. Photo courtesy of Reiser…

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Bundesmarine P-3 Operations in Operation Atalanta

May 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – With the reconnaissance aircraft P-3C Orion, called “Jester”, pirates were tracked down in the Indian Ocean and enlightened. In collaboration with the Spanish comrades, the forces at Operation Atalanta were able to make a significant contribution to their capture. Alarm at noon It should be a quiet Sunday. The crew of the reconnaissance aircraft P-3C Orion regenerated from the strenuous mission flight the day before. The technicians were in the lunch break. Except at the Mission Support Center (MSC), there was not much traffic…

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Sea rescue in the German Bight

May 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the evening of May 7, the frigate “North Rhine-Westphalia” rescued two persons in distress. At 6:20 pm, the crew of the German frigate received a distress call from the fishing boat “Stella Polaris”. The boat reported a flooding with machine failure in the sea area of ​​the German Bight. The “North Rhine-Westphalia” was at the end of their turf drive at Wilhelmshaven. After receipt of the radio message, the “North Rhine-Westphalia” moved to approximately five nautical miles distant Havaristen. Once there, the ship…

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Construction Begins on FGS Koln

By Marcus Mohr April 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – In Wolgast on April 25, the new Corvette “Cologne” has been laid on keel. For the Minister of Defense, the modernization of the Bundeswehr can be touched. It is an old tradition: Under the keel of a ship that is being built at a shipyard, shipbuilders always make a good luck charm. The corresponding symbolic act of laying the keel for the future “Cologne” was carried out by the navy and industry on April 25 at the Peene shipyard. Eight guests…

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Operation Atalanta: On patrol over dangerous waters

December 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The area of ​​operation of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta is larger than Europe. Only by airplane can this huge area in the Indian Ocean be effectively monitored. Our author went on board a German seafaring explorer of the type Orion. At half past five in the morning the thermometer is already 30 degrees – and rising. Heat and humidity in Djibouti are a challenge for Europeans. The technicians of the naval aviation squadron 3 from Nordholz are currently making their way to the airfield…

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Annual Report 2018 of the Naval Command published

November 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – The “Facts and Figures on the Maritime Dependence of the Federal Republic of Germany” have been published. Marine Inspector Krause has presented the report in Berlin. Included for the first time: the “maritime digitization.” The Marineship Navigation Division of the Naval Command has compiled information on the latest maritime development and the intertwining of Germany with the global maritime trade with its 31st edition on nearly 300 pages. The world merchant fleet, developments in energy and raw material supply as well as in the…

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Leonardo Receives German Contract for Seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Systems

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – Leonardo has signed a contract with the German Federal Agency for Military Procurement (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Information Technology and Nutzung der Bundeswehr) for the supply of seven OTO 76/62 systems , in Super Rapid version , which will equip the K130 corvettes of the German Navy . Training and supply of spare parts are also planned. With this acquisition, Leonardo ‘s naval equipment becomes the reference defense system for the German Navy , which has already tested its capabilities in the compact version, installed…

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German and French Navy: “We can do more”

Google Translation With a maritime debate, the German Navy and the Marine National have taken their cooperation to a new level. Based on the state of the cooperation, two naval chiefs presented strategic perspectives – and their concrete implementation. The French ambassador meets annually at the residence of the German Ambassador in Paris. He has completed the German General / Admiralty Training at the German Armed Forces Leadership Academy in Hamburg. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the German-French Officers Exchange. On July 11, Marine Inspector, Vice Admiral Andreas…

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