Germany Prepares for Griffin Marker 2022 in the Baltic Sea

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., there was the rare opportunity to look over the shoulder of the DEU MARFOR (“German Maritime Forces Staff”) in its situation center to take a closer look at their mission and tasks. In this context, both the Admiralty and the functional staff answer questions. The exercise “Griffin Marker 2022”…

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Damen to Employ German F126 DC-Grid Power System

Damen Naval signed a contract with ABB to supply its Onboard DC Grid systems for all four F126 frigates that are under construction for the German Navy. This includes transformers, generators, tunnel thruster motors, energy storage systems, as well as associated control systems and cybersecurity solutions. This contract marks a clear shift in how the naval ships of tomorrow will…

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Second CAE Mission Simulator for German Naval Helicopter Training

CAE announced April 26th the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has ordered a second full-mission simulator (FMS) to support German NH90 Sea Lion naval helicopter training, expanding an existing contract. As part of its continued partnership with the German Navy, CAE will deliver a second set of training systems in 2024 to Nordholz Naval Air Station, which is the…

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Damen Chooses Leonardo to Equip New German Frigates

Leonardo’s OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval defense systems have been selected by Damen to equip German Navy’s new four F126 frigates, with the addition of two optional vessels. In addition, the contract includes the supply of support for maintenance activities, simulators for crew training and on-board activities for the integration and commissioning of the system. The OTO 127/64 LW…

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German P-3 Deploys to Dynamic Manta ASW Exercise

Submarines are masters of camouflage. They operate covertly in a sea area and pose a threat to ships and boats. The key to success in spotting and fighting submarines is often in the air. Naval Air Base Nordholz: In the early hours of the morning, extensive preparations begin for the launch of a P-3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Sigonella.…

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Germany Virtue Signals FGS Alster to the Baltic Sea

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12 p.m., the fleet service boat “Alster” will set sail for the Baltic Sea to be the eyes and ears not only for the Navy but for the entire Bundeswehr. The Oste-class fleet service craft is a reconnaissance vessel specializing in maritime and coastal surveillance. They use particularly efficient electronic, hydroacoustic and electro-optical sensors…

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Thales ASW Suite for German Navy NH90 Helicopters

For the first time, the German Navy will rely on Thales to equip its NH90 Multi Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) with FLASH SONICS. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is currently the leading dipping sonar on the international market and has become the benchmark system for the world’s major navies. In a world where Navies are facing…

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Fleet Commander: “German Navy Shows Alliance Solidarity”

Since 1 February, Germany’s naval forces have been stepping up their activities on NATO’s northern flank. A tangible expression of solidarity with its allies. A P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, two mine countermeasure vessels and the frigate “Sachsen” are involved in the measures in the Baltic Sea. At the same time, the German Navy is intensifying its participation in the…

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NautIQ Master Integrator for German Navy’s F126 Frigates

Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, will deliver the automation solutions (in German FüSAS – Führungssystem Automation Schiffstechnik) for the four new F126 frigates for the German Navy. The scope consists of an Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and a Condition Monitoring System (CMS). For this solution, Rolls-Royce will deliver its mtu NautIQ Master and mtu NautIQ…

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German Navy Commander Resigns for Outrageous Statements

Statement Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach: “I have just asked the Federal Minister of Defense to release me from my duties and duties as Inspector of the Navy with immediate effect. The thoughtless comments I made in India on security and military policy are increasingly weighing on my office. In order to prevent further damage from the German Navy, the Bundeswehr,…

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