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 –…

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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…

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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…

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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 /…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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“Gorch Fock” remains!

Google Translation Rostock, January 26, 2017.  For some time it was not quite clear how it would go with the “Gorch Fock”. There were two options for the German Navy: The “White Lady ” but give the construction of a new vessel commissioned Repair or. Now a decision has been made: the sailing school ship remains! Segelschulschiff “Gorch Fock” on its 166th overseas training…

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Sea Lynx fully ready

Google Translation January 18, 2017 – The board helicopter of the German Navy Type Mk 88A “ Sea Lynx ” are released without restrictions in an operational setting. They were subject to weight and speed restrictions after the crack at the tail boom. In the case of load tests, the rear booms have in principle proved that they are more than adequately dimensioned. Nevertheless, the interpreters…

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