Construction Begins for Taiwanese Navy Rescue Ship

The Ministry of National Defense commissioned Taiwan International Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to build a navy “new type of rescue ship”. On August 4, 110, at auspicious morning, the groundbreaking ceremony was held at Taiwan Shipping Company Kaohsiung Plant. Commander General Liu Zhibin co-chaired. The construction project was signed on December 4, 109, and the contract was due on August 4,…

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Italian Navy Orders Ship From T Mariotti

June 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – T. Mariotti, the historic shipyard of the Genova Industrie Navali Group, has won the tender announced by the Naval Armaments Directorate of the General Secretariat of Defense and National Armaments Directorate for the construction of a naval unit of the Navy Military to support underwater operations, special operations and rescue personnel of damaged submarines.…

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Germany Details BALTOPS

June 6, 2021 (Google Translation) – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 50) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, kicks off today, June 6. Between June 6-18, air and maritime assets from 18 NATO Allies and partner nations will participate in live training events that include air defense, anti-submarine warfare, amphibious operations, maritime interdiction, mine countermeasure operations. “This…

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Portugal Orders Another Six Viana do Castelo Class OPVs

May 21, 2021 – The Government approved, on the 20th of May, in the Council of Ministers, a Resolution that authorizes the acquisition of six new Ocean Patrol Ships (NPO), of the «Viana do Castelo» class, intended for the Portuguese Navy missions. This structuring project represents an opportunity for the Defense industry, increasing the activity of Portuguese and European companies…

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NATO Forces Participate in PHIBEX 21navy

April 23, 2021 – Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the Italy-led exercise PHIBEX off the Sardinia coast 12-23 April, 2021. This exercise represents an outstanding opportunity to train in littoral waters and amphibious operations. Maritime and air assets from Italy and SNMG2 exercised together in the Central Mediterranean Sea providing an outstanding and not so common opportunity…

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Taiwan Denies Submarine Force Poor Morale

November 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports of “the morale of the submarine team is depressed,” the Navy Command stated today (1) that the content of the report was purely speculative and inconsistent with facts. The Naval Command further stated that the submarine national construction project has completed the contract for major and minor equipment and…

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Taiwanese Navy Denies Press Complaints on Coastal Defense Harpoon

August 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to the media report that “Taiwan’s purchase of shore-mounted harpoon attack missiles from the United States increased to NT$80 billion”, the Naval Command stated today (29) that the report does not match the facts. This section explains as follows: 1. In response to the increasing threats of the enemy situation, based on…

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