U35 Returns From Operation IRINI October 15th

On Friday, October 15th at 10 am, the submarine “U 35” will return from the EU mission “Irini” under the command of Corvette Captain Oliver Brux (34). Operation “Irini” of the European Union is tasked with monitoring and enforcing the arms embargo against Libya, but also disrupting smuggling activities on the refugee routes in the Mediterranean. “Our main task in…

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Germany Taking Part in Exercise Northern Coasts 2021

From September 10, 2021, the Baltic Sea will again be the scene of one of the most important multinational exercises to improve strategic planning and tactical communication between the participating nations. The major maneuver “Northern Coasts” is an essential part of the cross-armed cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. The protection of the northern flank is an elementary focus of…

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Operation Irini: UN Security Council Renews Authorization for Inspections

June 4, 2021 – The UN Security Council renewed the authorization for inspections by Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI for one more year. With the vote on Thursday, the UN Security Council extended/prolonged the Resolution 2292 of 2016 which allows offshore inspections and port diversions of vessels suspected of breaches of the UN arms embargo on Libya. This is an important…

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EDA to Support European Patrol Corvette Project

January 4, 2020 – EDA’s Steering Board recently approved the launch of a specific EDA ad hoc project which will contribute to the implementation of a Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) project aimed at developing a European Patrol Corvette. Italy, which leads a group of four PESCO participating countries involved in EPC (together with France, Spain and Greece), had requested the…

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FGS Hamburg Deploys for EU’s Operation IRINI

July 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Hamburg” will sail towards the Mediterranean for almost five months on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 10 a.m. There you will take over the second contingent of missions “Irini” from the European Union. So far, the German Navy had participated with a sea reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion”, which started from the naval…

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