NATO experts discuss unmanned underwater warfare trends

December 12, 2019 – More than 230 representatives from Allied nations, NATO staffs and the defense industry gathered at NATO headquarters for a three day symposium (4-5 December 2019) to address the latest trends in unmanned underwater warfare. Organized by NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative – or MUSI – experts focused on operational challenges in the maritime domain and the…

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Responsive Space Capabilities Steering Group

November 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – The space domain may be the defining backdrop for developments on the world stage in the coming years. That is why the Defense departments that deal with this have joined forces internationally in the Responsive Space Capabilities Steering Group (RSC). Here 11 countries join forces in the field of research, development, testing and experimentation.…

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German Defense Budget Promises 10,000 Computers; Vague on Other Areas

November 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag yesterday approved the Defense Budget 2020. Once again, the German Armed Forces can expect more money and thus advance important projects next year. According to the decision of the Committee on Budgets, the defense budget is set to increase by 4.2 per cent compared with this year’s…

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NATO ships test next generation of electronic warfare defences

October 31, 2019 – Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defences. “NEMO 19 shows…

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Eighteen NATO countries take part in the Dynamic Mariner/Flotex-19

October 7, 2019 – More than 4,500 military personnel from eighteen countries take part from today until the 18th in the exercise of NATO Dynamic Mariner / Flotex-19, which aims to prepare to respond to the crisis situations in the maritime field that the Atlantic Alliance needs . This training, in which 26 surface vessels, two submarines and 21 aircraft…

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Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea

September 3, 2019 – Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until…

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Germany Accedes to Ship Rrecycling Convention

July 16 2019 – Germany is the latest country to accede to IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling – the Hong Kong Convention. The Convention covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship recycling in order to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships. Under the…

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Fort McHenry Concludes BALTOPS Operations

June 26, 2019 – USS Fort McHenry concluded exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019, June 21. BALTOPS, now in its 47th iteration, featured ships and aircraft from 18 nations, and is the largest maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region. “BALTOPS 2019 was truly an impressive feat when you think about what we were able to accomplish,” said Cmdr. Steve Schmidt, commanding…

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Tests demonstrate improved guidance and targeting for Rolling Airframe Missile

June 19, 2019 – The U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon Company’s RAM Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California, and from the Navy’s self-defense test ship off the coast of Southern California.  RAM is the world’s most modern ship self-defense weapon and protects ships…

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NATO Navies Test Readiness in Baltic Sea

June 8, 2019 – Around 8,600 U.S. and European troops from 18 nations are taking part in the annual BALTOPS naval exercise that starts on Sunday (9 June) in Germany’s Baltic Sea port of Kiel. The 47th BALTOPS exercise involves maritime, air and ground forces with about 50 ships and submarines and 40 aircraft and will run through 21 June.…

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Raytheon missiles support complex NATO exercise

May 28, 2019 – Raytheon Company missiles played vital roles in the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO military exercise called Formidable Shield 2019, which took place off the coast of Scotland and included scenarios of no-notice target launches. During the event, the Standard Missile-3 was fired at a simulated target. Raytheon’s Standard Missile-2 and Evolved SeaSparrow Missile engaged targets…

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Denmark urged to consider flooded weapons in the Nord Stream 2 route

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – When choosing the route of the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline, it is necessary to take into account the chemical weapons stocks flooded near the Danish island of Bornholm, said the press service of the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) Ture Falbe-Hansen to RIA Novosti. After the Second World War, about 50 thousand tons…

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Forces From 14 Countries in UK for Major Navy Exercise

March 15, 2019 – Hundreds of Royal Navy personnel will join forces with warships, submarines and aircraft from 13 other countries for a two-week exercise. Naval ships, Royal Marines and helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm will be in and around Scotland for Exercise Joint Warrior. It will see the navy work alongside the Army and Royal Air Force as…

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Boeing Completes NATO AWACS Upgrades

December 18, 2018 – Boeing delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modernized with avionics and a digital cockpit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Manching, Germany. This delivery is the final of 14 and ensures NATO AWACS compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements. Upgrades include five full-color digital displays…

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German-Israeli intergovernmental consultations – Grütters: Provenance research and the return of Nazi looted art are of central importance

October 4, 2018 – As part of today’s German-Israeli intergovernmental consultations in Jerusalem, Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters has met for bilateral talks with the Israeli Minister for Social Equality, Gila Gamliel, and the Director-General of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Yossi Sharabi. Monika Grütters said: “Following our trip to Israel in July this year, we have…

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