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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“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 trip (Source: Bundeswehr / Archives) Why did you decide to stay? By rebuilding the “Gorch Fock”, the German Navy’s sailing school can be used longer than originally planned, presumably beyond the…

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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 were strengthened by these measures. Only one helicopter is still available for retrofitting. In June 2014 a “were the tail boom Sea Lynx ” found cracks in the material. As a result, all helicopters…

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