Multinational Exercise ADRION 22 Ends in Split

The multinational Exercise ADRION 22 ended on Friday 10 June, after six days of activity . Among the participating navies, in addition to the Italian one, the representations of Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Slovenia. Nave Comandante Foscari participated in the exercise, representing the Italian Navy. Integration, cooperation and interoperability were the objectives pursued by the participating nations. The ADRIaticoIONica…

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Official Greek Statement on Iranian Kidnapping of Tankers

Upon instructions from the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias, the Ministry’s Secretary General, Themistoklis Demiris, made a short while ago a strong-worded demarche to the Iranian Ambassador in Athens to protest the violent seizure of two Greek-flagged ships in the Gulf. The aforementioned actions are essentially tantamount to acts of piracy. The Secretary General condemned in the strongest terms…

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NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean

NATO’s maritime task group concluded its third round of focused patrols in the Western Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) on May 12. Led by NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) in Northwood, OSG is a fusion of information designed to create a comprehensive picture of daily activities in the Mediterranean. OSG units comprised flagship Italian Navy…

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NATO Begins Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

NATO is conducting vigilance activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22), which integrates high-end maritime expeditionary strike capabilities of Sea, Air and Land assets. The activities will take place in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, from 17-31 May. In support of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, NESH 22 is the execution phase of a long…

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NATO Begins ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta

NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, Dynamic Manta, kicked off on Monday (21 February 2022) off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from nine Allied nations converged in the central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare training. Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in…

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FS Provence Made Port Call in Piraeus

From January 27 to 31, 2022, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Provence took advantage of its operational break in the port of Piraeus, Greece, during its deployment in the Mediterranean, to maintain and strengthen the already strong ties that unite Greece. and France. On January 28, Captain Nicolas Vandebrouck welcomed aboard the vessel, along with the French Ambassador to Greece, the…

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Greece Building a Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus

The Council of Museums gave a unanimous positive opinion on the architectural, static and electromechanical preliminary designs, the museographic preliminary design and the modification of the building program of the Museum of Underwater Antiquities, on the Annual Coast of Piraeus. In this way begins the transformation of the industrial building of Silo – in the area of ​​PPA – into…

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Greece Signs MOU With Naval Group & MBDA for Three FDI Frigates

Nikólaos Panayotópoulos, Greek Minister of Defense, Pierre Eric Pommellet, Chairman and CEO of Naval Group and Eric Béranger, Chairman and CEO of MBDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 28 to open negotiations to provide the Hellenic Navy with three HN Defense and Intervention (FDI) frigates and their equipment as well as an optional additional frigate. The FDI frigates…

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30 NATO Chiefs of Defense Discuss Changing Nature of Warfare

September 18, 2021 – NATO’s thirty Chiefs of Defence gathered in Athens, Greece for the fall session of the Military Committee Conference 2021. The agenda for the Conference was challenging but necessary so that the Military Committee, in its highest format, could provide guidance to the Strategic Commanders and advice to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council.…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams and Tunisian Navy Exercise Maritime Security Capabilities

November 25, 2020 – USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and Tunisian Navy partners conducted joint maritime operations to enhance maritime security, critical lifesaving capabilities, force readiness, and Tunisia’s ability to protect its maritime borders, November 23-24. Hershel “Woody” Williams participated in a simulation of suspicious merchant activity that enabled partners at the Tunisian Regional Operation Centers to exercise their…

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