Kearsarge Rocks Out on Liberty in Spain

July 5, 2019 – USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain following a port visit, July 3. “The crew had a great time in Rota and I’m proud of the way our Sailors and Marines conducted themselves while on liberty,” said Capt. Jason Rimmer, Kearsarge’s commanding officer. “There are many benefits to serving in the Navy, and getting to spend recreational time in places like Spain is definitely one of them.” Kearsarge Sailors and Marines enjoyed liberty with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)-organized tours, a concert, and soccer…

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NATO Navies Test Readiness in Baltic Sea

June 8, 2019 – Around 8,600 U.S. and European troops from 18 nations are taking part in the annual BALTOPS naval exercise that starts on Sunday (9 June) in Germany’s Baltic Sea port of Kiel. The 47th BALTOPS exercise involves maritime, air and ground forces with about 50 ships and submarines and 40 aircraft and will run through 21 June. The training includes finding and destroying sea mines and submarines, the use of air defence and landing troops onshore as well as defence against attack from enemy navy vessels. “The…

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Rodman to build a 43M OPV for the AEAT

May 31, 2019 (Google Translation) – Rodman Polyships S.A.U., a Shipyard of Rodman Group, specialized in building all types of crafts in GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) and Composites, shall build the new Rodman 138 Offshore Patrol Vessel for Custom Surveillance tasks, specifically developed for this new contract. The contract signing for this order took place this week in the premises of the State Tax Agency (AEAT) in Madrid. The total value of this contract amounts 8.2 m. € and the execution period is 15 months. This new and important order…

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Raytheon missiles support complex NATO exercise

May 28, 2019 – Raytheon Company missiles played vital roles in the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO military exercise called Formidable Shield 2019, which took place off the coast of Scotland and included scenarios of no-notice target launches. During the event, the Standard Missile-3 was fired at a simulated target. Raytheon’s Standard Missile-2 and Evolved SeaSparrow Missile engaged targets simulating anti-ship cruise missiles. The real-world training exercise enabled Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States to improve interoperability and practice defeating…

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USS Carney Departs Naval Station Rota

March 26, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its sixth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23. The ship’s patrol is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to strengthening strategic partnerships in the European and African region. “The sailors aboard Carney are well prepared to execute the mission requirements asked of us,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of USS Carney. “We are ready to be out at sea again working with our…

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Forces From 14 Countries in UK for Major Navy Exercise

March 15, 2019 – Hundreds of Royal Navy personnel will join forces with warships, submarines and aircraft from 13 other countries for a two-week exercise. Naval ships, Royal Marines and helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm will be in and around Scotland for Exercise Joint Warrior. It will see the navy work alongside the Army and Royal Air Force as well as tri-service counterparts from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the US. In total, there will be 6,500 personnel at sea,…

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Cantabria Returns from SNMG2 Duty With NATO

December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – This morning, after two months integrated into the Nato Permanent Naval Group No. 2 (SNMG2), the supply vessel in combat “Cantabria” has returned to its base in Ferrol. Among the activities carried out by the “Cantabria”, highlights its participation in the exercises of the NATO “Trident Juncture 2018”. In these exercises, the most important of NATO in recent years, gathered 70 ships, 40,000 soldiers and more than 10,000 vehicles from 31 NATO and associated countries. In addition to participating in these maneuvers, the “Cantabria”…

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Serviola Returns to Ferrol After Exercises With Algerian Navy

December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – The high-altitude patrol boat “Serviola” (P-71) arrived this morning at its base in Ferrol, after completing its participation in a collaboration with the Argelina Navy within the Bilateral Hispano-Algerian Cooperation Plan for the year 2018. The ship visited the port of Algiers between December 10 and 13 with the purpose of preparing a counterterrorism exercise that was subsequently executed at sea. During the stay in port, the Special Operations Team of the Special Naval Warfare Force conducted several training sessions with their Algerian counterparts,…

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USS Bulkeley Returns to Norfolk Following Deployment

November 13, 2018 – USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk following a seven-month deployment to the Navy’s U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, Nov. 11. The ship operated as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and also conducted independent operations in support of 6th Fleet combatant commander requirements. “I could not be prouder of these naval warriors as they completely bought-in to the mantra of ’Engaging, Fighting, and Winning‘ and established a new standard of excellence,” said Cmdr. John Lucas IV, the ship’s…

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Marshal Ustinov Enters Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the African Coast

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, a squad of warships of the Northern Fleet, led by the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, made a business call at the Spanish port of Ceuta. Within a few days, the crews of Russian ships will replenish their stocks. After completion of the replenishment of the reserves, the detachment of ships will continue to perform tasks on the long-range cruise plan. The call of a detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet to the port of Ceuta was made for the first time since…

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Exercise Grand African NEMO

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The wishes expressed during the 3rd symposium on maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea applied concretely at sea. The Navy is currently participating alongside 15 African navies in the 1st edition of the ” Grand African NEMO ” exercise . This annual exercise strengthens the momentum for a truly maritime community in the Gulf of Guinea that can fight to maintain security in this area of ​​the globe. It complements the “African NEMO” exercises, conducted 5 to 6 times a year, in a…

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Rolls-Royce to deliver design and ship equipment for Belgium’s new research vessel

November 7, 2018 – Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the Spanish ship builder Freire to deliver ship design and equipment systems for a new oceanographic research vessel for Belgium. The IMO polar code compliant vessel will be designed to carry out research and survey tasks in the North Sea and its adjacent sea areas, but also in the Mediterranean and more northern areas. The research vessel will cater for the requirements of the Belgian marine scientific community when performing advanced marine research and education at sea – today…

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Thirteen Allies to cooperate on the introduction of Maritime Unmanned Systems

October 3, 2018 – At our Summit in Brussels in July, NATO leaders endorsed the implementation of NATO’s reinforced maritime posture. In support of this, on Wednesday (3 October 2018), Defence Ministers from thirteen NATO Allies signed a declaration of intent to cooperate on the introduction of Maritime Unmanned Systems. This initiative will enable Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States to pool their resources, their talent and ingenuity to create better, more flexible and more interoperable unmanned, maritime…

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Spanish Navy Accepts Delivery of Audaz

September 4, 2018 – On the 3rd, the act of receiving the fifth Maritime Action Ship (BAM) “Audaz” (P-45) took place at the Curra dock. The ship is integrated into the Command of the Maritime Action Units in Cartagena, establishing its base in the Arsenal. The ceremony was chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action (ALMART), Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa, and was attended by different civil and military authorities. [smartslider3 slider=86] After the arrival of the authorities and the guests, the ALMART addressed on board some words of welcome…

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Seven NATO Allies plan to acquire maritime munitions together

Seven NATO Allies are signing a Letter of Intent on Multinational Cooperation for the Provision of Maritime Battle Decisive Munitions (MBDM) in Brussels during the NATO Summit (11 and 12 July 2018). Under this agreement, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Spain plan to combine munitions purchases in order to achieve economies of scale – and thus lower prices. The potential establishment of common warehousing solutions could lower costs even further. The plan covers a broad range of munition types, including surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, torpedoes, and gun shells.…

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