Bayern Returning From Far East February 18th

On Friday, February 18, 2022 at 4 p.m., the frigate “Bayern” will return from the Indo-Pacific after a successful presence and training voyage. The crew of around 180 covered about 43,000 nautical miles with their ship. With the deployment of the “Bavaria” in the Indo-Pacific, the German Navy was able to fly the flag and demonstrate on the spot that…

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Bayern Arrives in Ho Chi Minh City

The German frigate Bayern entered Nhà Rồng Port of HCM City on Thursday morning, marking the first visit of a ship under the European country’s Navy to Việt Nam. The four-day port visit is another stop on the frigate’s seven-month training and presence cruise in the Indo-Pacific. The frigate, which carries 232 servicemen and women, departed for the Indo-Pacific from…

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FGS Bayern Exercises with Two Littoral Combat Ships

Independence-variant littoral combat ships USS Jackson (LCS 6) and USS Tulsa (LCS 16) sailed with Germany Navy frigate FGS Bayern (F 217) in the Philippine Sea, and Tulsa hosted Bayern crewmembers for ship tours while moored at Naval Base Guam, Oct. 18 & 21. At sea, the ships practiced communications, tactical maneuvers, division tactics, and bilateral flight operations with Jackson’s…

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FGS Bayern Trains With Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the Germany Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and contribute to a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Germany Navy 2. Date September 24 3. Exercise Area East of India 4. Participating units (1)…

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JS Yuugiri Exercises With FGS Bayern in the Gulf of Aden

On August 29, the 39th Anti-Piracy Action Surface Corps escort ship “Yuugiri” conducted joint training between Japan and Germany in the Gulf of Aden with the German Navy frigate “Bayern”. Captain Yugiri (2nd class Kaisa Kumashiro) is honored to be able to act with the German Navy, a fellow with the same aspiration of “realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.”…

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