German Navy Orders Two Trials Support Ships

(Google Translation) – On July 22nd, 2021, the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use (BAAINBw) signed a contract with Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG for the procurement of new measuring boats for the Wehrtechnische Dienststelle (WTD) 71. As a testing center for ships, naval weapons and maritime technology, WTD 71 has a total of nine ships with special…

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Extensive Procurements for the German Navy

June 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – At its meeting on June 23, the budget committee of the German Bundestag released the funds for a total of 27 proposals for investments of 25 million euros with a total volume of around 19 billion euros. The contracts cover a broad spectrum from the land, air, sea and cyber dimensions . Two new…

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German Navy History of BALTOPS

Author Frigate Captain Göran Swistek is visiting scholar at the Science and Politics Foundation in Berlin. From 2015 to 2017 he was responsible for the planning and implementation of BALTOPS at STRIKFORNATO. June 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – As early as 1970 gathered under US United States- American leadership of naval units of the NATO Baltic Sea countries Denmark, Norway…

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Germany Details Non-Combat NATO Mission the in the Aegean Sea

(Google Translation) – Since February 2016, NATO has been helping to improve the exchange of information between the Greek and Turkish coast guards and the EU border protection agency Frontex European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Aegean Sea. This is necessary in order to optimize the action taken by the national authorities against smugglers and their networks. For…

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Frigate Sachsen-Anhalt Commissions May 17th in Wilhelmshaven

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 2 p.m., the German Navy, the “Sachsen-Anhalt”, will put the third of a total of four F125 class frigates into service. “I am very happy about the commissioning of the third of four units. We urgently need the unit, on the one hand to relieve our existing units…

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2021 Baltic Mine Countermeasure Squadron Exercise

April 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Mine Countermeasure Squadron Exercise 2021 from March 15th to April 1st made the western Baltic Sea a little safer. When the 3rd minesweeping squadron exercises internationally, it is primarily about one thing: explosive charges under water. There is enough exercise material and dangerous goods for this in the North and Baltic Seas.…

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Hensoldt Modernizes Radar on German Corvettes

February 15, 2021 – Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is modernizing the TRS-3D radars of two K130-class corvettes of the German Navy, as well as an associated shore facility. An order for corresponding electronic components was placed by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw). The replacement deliveries will take place in the course of this…

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Rheinmetall and MBDA win contract for high-energy laser system

January 28, 2021 – Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded a consortium, or ARGE, consisting of MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH a contract to fabricate, integrate and support testing of a laser weapon demonstrator in the maritime environment. The order value is in the low double-digit million euro range.…

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