Federal Republic of Germany joins ReCAAP

On 1st August 2021, Federal Republic of Germany has joined the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) as the twenty-first Contracting Party. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) warmly welcomes Germany’s accession to the Agreement. Germany’s accession to the ReCAAP further expands and strengthens the ReCAAP ISC’s information sharing network on piracy…

Read More

Norway Signs Contract for New Submarines

July 8, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, the procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) in Norway and Bundesamt für Ausrüstnung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) in Germany, signed the contract for new submarines together with thyssekrupp Marine Systems. In addition, the contract with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for new naval strike missiles was signed. The Royal Norwegian Ministry…

Read More

50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

Read More

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…

Read More

BAE Systems to Improve US Navy Mk 41 VLS

May 18, 2021 – BAE Systems, Inc. has won a U.S. Navy competition to serve as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS). The contract calls for BAE Systems to provide design, development, test, product improvement, and sustaining support for current and legacy VLS systems. BAE Systems will also continue to design…

Read More

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…

Read More

Norway Concludes Submarine Negotiations with Germany

March 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – In 2017, Norway and Germany entered into a strategic, maritime cooperation on materiel, aimed at the acquisition of identical submarines and naval strike missiles. The defense materiel organizations of Norway and Germany, NDMA and BAAINBw, have reached an agreement with the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems on the contract for new, identical submarines. There is also…

Read More

International Baltic Sea Exercise

March 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – Mine hunting in the Baltic Sea – around 150 marines from Kiel will face this task over the next few weeks. On Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:30 am, the anti-mine boats “Fulda”, “Bad Rappenau” and “Grömitz” will leave their home port. Accompanied by the “Elbe” tender from the support squadron as flagship and…

Read More

France, Germany, Greece, Italy & UK to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 19, 2020 – France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATO’s High Visibility Projects (HVP). A significant number of medium multi role helicopter capabilities currently operated by Allies…

Read More

Raytheon Anschütz Unveils Automatic Radar Clutter Suppression

November 19, 2020 – Raytheon Anschütz, a business of Raytheon Technologies, implemented a new automatic clutter suppression in the Radar NX software for ships. The new function improves visibility on the radar and makes navigation safer. The software evaluates radar returns in small groups of range bins and generates information about the clutter situation, separately for all directions and ranges,…

Read More