Leonardo Demonstrates Technology at Exercise Formidable Shield 2021

June 14, 2021 – Leonardo’s naval systems have been put through their paces in a recent NATO exercise, demonstrating their advanced technology and operational effectiveness. The range of systems, which included detection, tracking, communication, command and control capabilities, were on show between the 15th and 30th May at the MOD Hebrides Range in Scotland, UK as part of At Sea…

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USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Targets

June 1, 2021 – As part of the ongoing At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield 2021 exercise, destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) fired two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors to engage ballistic missile targets launched from the Hebrides Range, May 26 and May 30, 2021. “Today marks the dawn of a new day for maritime Ballistic Missile Defense and the seamless integration of combatant…

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Forbin in Exercise Formidable Shield 21

May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Saturday May 15, 2021, after two days of operational break in compliance with the health constraints due to COVID-19, the crew of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin left the Scottish port of Fairlie to reach the area of FORMIDABLE SHIELD 21 sea demonstration and exercise, west of the Hebrides. Forbin joined the…

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Hamburg Taking Part in Formidable Shield 2021

May 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – “Hamburg” has been taking part in the NATO exercise Formidable Shield 2021 in the Northeast Atlantic since May 15 and until June 3 . During the three weeks of the maneuver, the 190 soldiers on the German warship are primarily concerned with training three-dimensional naval warfare with NATO partners – with a special focus…

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NATO warships start major air and missile defence exercise

May 15, 2021 – Europe’s biggest and most complex air and missile exercise gets underway on Saturday (15 May 2021) with ships and aircraft from across NATO defending against a variety of missiles. Exercise “At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield” is held primarily at the Hebrides range off Scotland, and also at the Andoya training site off Norway, involving 15 ships and dozens of…

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Royal Navy joins NATO’s major missile test off Scotland

May 15, 2021 – Three Royal Navy warships today join NATO allies in the world’s largest test of naval air and missile defences. Played out off Scotland’s Outer Hebrides and Norway’s Arctic coast, the three-week-long Formidable Shield 2021 will test missile systems, sensors, software – and the hundreds of men and women operating them as they demonstrate their ability to…

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FS Forbin Taking Part in Formidable Shield 2021

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Friday, May 7, the last hawsers that held the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin were dropped: the vessel resumed sea and its operational cycle after a technical shutdown of a few months. This shutdown enabled the FDA to regenerate its technical capacities (retrofitting of its combat system, periodic inspections of the propulsion system…

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USS Roosevelt (DDG80) Begins Second FDNF-E Patrol

March 29, 2021 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, to begin its second Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, March 29, 2021. Roosevelt will conduct maritime security operations in support of national security interests in Europe and Africa through a variety of exercises and partnerships with NATO Allies to include Exercise Baltic Operations…

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