Germany Leads International MCM Exercise

March 15, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 15th, the Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise began. Five NATO partners are practicing mine defense under German leadership. The 3rd minesweeping squadron from Kiel has divided the mine-hunting boats “Fulda”, “Bad Rappenau” and “Grömitz” for the maneuver. The tender “Elbe” from the support squadron accompanies the exercise as a flagship and lead…

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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,…

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Gromitz Returns to Kiel After Quarantine

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 10 am, the mine-hunting boat “Grömitz” will enter Kiel’s naval port in the Wik. The boat belonged to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) for almost two months. The North and Baltic Seas are the operational areas of this maritime association,…

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SNMG1 Visiting Kiel June 17th

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) arrives at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1. After…

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FGS Fulda Returns from NATO Deployment With NO Shore Leave

June 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Fulda” mine hunting boat returned to the home port of Kiel on Friday, June 5, 2020, after a five-month NATO mission. The approximately 40-strong crew under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Mario Evaluations (32) left Kiel on January 8, 2020, after completing a demanding national and international training program. In mid-January the “Fulda” joined…

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