Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers REMUS 100 UUVs to the German Navy

December 21, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that it delivered new REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the German Navy. The vehicles will be used to expand the German Navy’s current fleet of REMUS 100 UUVs used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations. The new REMUS 100 UUVs have advanced core electronics and endurance of up to 12…

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MKS180 Rebranded as F126 Frigate

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Bundeswehr is planning the MKSMultipurpose combat ship180, the future frigate class 126, as an all-rounder for the Navy. Mission modules cover a wide range of uses – with superiority in naval warfare at the extreme end. The MKSMultipurpose combat ship180 will be an all-purpose weapon. Built-in modules designed for specific military missions will…

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Weapon System of the Future

November 25, 2020 – The German procurement authorities have awarded Rheinmetall a contract to develop a key future laser weapon system component. At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, or BAAINBw, contracted with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH to fabricate a laser source demonstrator. The order is worth…

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Practice ammunition for new frigates

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – On November 4, the budget committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light for the procurement of practice ammunition for the frigates of the Baden-Württemberg class. The Bundeswehr can now conclude a framework agreement on the manufacture and delivery of training ammunition in the 127 millimeter caliber. For around 33 million euros, around…

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Germany Details IRINI Mission

Google Translation Maritime Interdiction Operations Different categories can be used depending on the level of suspicion and the ship’s willingness to cooperate. In addition to hailing and the friendly approach , there are basically three types of boarding: unopposed, non-cooperative and opposed boarding. These differ with regard to the level of non-lethal and lethal violence in accordance with the applicable rules on the use of military force. These so-called Rules ofCommitment,…

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Saab Receives Order for Anti-Ship Missiles from Germany

September 11, 2020 – Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy. The order value is approximately 1.7 BSEK with deliveries between 2022 and 2026. This order is part of a framework agreement between Saab and Diehl Defence, which offers the possibility for additional procurement in…

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Germany Deploys P-3 to Operation Atalanta in Djibouti

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, a German P-3C “Orion” type maritime patrol aircraft will be relocating from the Nordholz naval air base to Djibouti again. Until shortly before Christmas around 50 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. On average, the “Orion”, nicknamed “Jester”, will…

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German Exercise 2020 in the Western Baltic

August 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – From August 31, 2020 to September 7, 2020 the maneuver “German Exercise 2020 (GEREX)” will take place in the western Baltic Sea. The multinational exercise “Northern Coasts” (NOCO) had to be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting limited participation of foreign navies. Thereupon the inspector of the navy, Vice…

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DSCA Approves MK54 Torpedo for Germany

July 9, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Germany of sixty-four (64) MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight torpedoes, ten (10) MK 54 Conversion Kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $130 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of…

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