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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ARC Cartagena de Indias (ex-FGS Luneburg) Decommissioned

In a military ceremony presided over by Captain José David Espitia Jiménez, Chief of Staff of the Caribbean Naval Force, the ARC ship “Cartagena de Indias” was deactivated, after having completed 49 years of useful life, 21 of them at the service of the National Navy. The ARC “Cartagena de Indias”, is a multipurpose vessel of the “Lüneburg” class of 3,400 tons of displacement, built in Germany and incorporated into the National Navy in the year of 1996. Of this class, five ships were built, of which three are still…

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Second NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flight

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight on 24 November 2017. Airbus Helicopters is now entering a development testing phase of several months that will focus on avionics and software. Activities for the qualification of the delivery configuration will start over the course of 2018 once additional modifications have been made to the prototype. Despite the very demanding…

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $158.5M Upgrade Contract for Germany P-3C Orions

Lockheed Martin received a $158.5 million contract for the second phase of the German Navy P-3C Mission System Refresh program. The program will upgrade the mission system processing suites on the fleet of eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to support operations through 2035. The Mission System Refresh is part of an overall fleet upgrade that includes structural mid-life upgrades as well as an upgrade to the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) cockpit capability. The Germany P-3C Orion Mission System Refresh Program will include the design, development, manufacture, integration, installation and…

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Exercise Bold Alligator 2017 Concludes

Sailors from the U.S. Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy and German Navy completed a week-long Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures (ExMCM) training evolution as part of Exercise Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17), Oct. 23. The combined ExMCM force had members from the Royal Netherlands Navy Defense Dive Group Very Shallow Water (VSW) Dive Platoon, German Navy Mine Clearance Diving Company and U.S. Navy ExMCM Company 202, a combined unit comprised of Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 MCM platoon, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 unmanned systems platoon and the…

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ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Wins Order for the Modernization of Minehunting Vessels of the German Navy

February 1, 2017 – ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the modernization of three minehunting vessels of the Frankenthal class (Type 332) in service with the German Navy. The corresponding contract, with a volume of about 78.5 million Euros, was signed by the parties today at the BAAINBw in Koblenz. The objective of this project, which bears the designation MJ 332 CL, is to equip the three boats with the Integrated Mine Counter Measure System…

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