NATO ships test next generation of electronic warfare defences

October 31, 2019 – Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defences. “NEMO 19 shows how Allies are working together to protect NATO forces from the threat of cruise and hypersonic missiles,” said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “This is NATO’s largest maritime electronic warfare exercise…

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NATO Allied Nations Complete Dynamic Mariner 2019

October 18, 2019 – 18 Allied nations participated in the NATO Maritime Command’s exercise Dynamic Mariner 2019 off the coast of Spain Oct. 8 through Oct. 18. The exercise brought together 32 surface ships, 2 submarines and 18 aircraft, and enabled participants to train together across all maritime warfare areas. While NATO Maritime Command sponsored and evaluated the exercise, the Spanish Maritime Force Commander exercised operational control of all forces, acting as the Maritime Component Commander in a simulated NATO Response Force (NRF) operation. “Dynamic Mariner was a tremendous effort…

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INS Tarkash at Cadiz

August 19, 2019 – In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Cadiz, Spain today, on 19 Aug 19 for a three days visit. The port call by INS Tarkash at Cadiz is a demonstration of India’s warm ties with Spain and its commitment to enhance operational reach, maritime security and its solidarity with friendly nations. INS Tarkash had participated in bilateral exercise KONKAN-19 with Royal Navy ship HMS Defender prior entering Cadiz harbour. INS Tarkash…

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USS Carney Completes Sixth Forward-Deployed Patrol

July 23, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 22, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Carney departed Rota March 23, 2019, and began its sixth Forward-Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) patrol in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. “The men and women of the Carney crew performed admirably,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, Carney’s commanding officer. “We are all very excited to get back home and enjoy some well…

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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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