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  • 19 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will increase by 50 percent the monthly surveillance flights of a Northrop Grumman Corporation-built maritime unmanned demonstrator under a contract awarded Sept. 6. The contract will allow Navy commanders to keep closer tabs on activities in the ocean and coastal regions of the Middle East. Under terms of the $9.98 million award, […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Spanish Navy’s sixth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship – ESPS Furor – entered service in a ceremony in Ferrol, Spain, on January 21. The ship was commissioned after officially starting construction in a keel laying ceremony in April 2016. Furor (pennant number P-46) is the second of two ships built by Navantia under […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship in a ceremony in San Fernando on July 27. The ceremony was chaired by Ángel Olivares Ramírez, Secretary of State for Defense, with the head of the Spanish Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, and other government and shipbuilder officials in attendance. BAM Audaz […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launched the Spanish Navy’s fifth BAM (Buque de Acción Marítima) ship on March 30 at its Cadiz-San Fernando shipyard. Named Audaz, (which translates to bold or audacious) the modular offshore patrol vessel is the fifth of overall nine units the Spanish Navy plans to acquire. The launching ceremony was attended by the Spanish minister […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Spanish Navy has concluded integration trials of the Unmanned Air Vehicle ‘Skeldar V-200’ in Canary Islands waters on board the Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’ before deploying in the theatre of operations. As of mid-September, the UAV is scheduled to operate from the BAM ‘Meteoro’, currently deployed in the Indian […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Equipment & technology

    Defence and security company Saab’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Skeldar is now operationally deployed on-board the offshore patrol vessel BAM Meteoro. Skedlar is supporting the Spanish Navy with surveillance capabilities while taking part in the EU Atalanta operation in the Gulf of Aden. Earlier this year Saab announced a contract to deploy the Skeldar Unmanned […]

  • 5 September 2013
    Industry news

    The Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Tornado’ has received the Battle Ensign in the city of Ceuta. The Ensign was presented by the wife of the City Mayor, María Dolores Puya. The ceremony was presided over by the Fleet Commander (ALFLOT) Admiral Santiago Bolíbar, and the Governor of the Autonomous city of […]

  • 30 August 2013

    In July, HMAS Newcastle completed an intensive counter-terrorism focused operation in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden with the multi-national Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150). During the focused operation, Newcastle executed 58 boarding actions, three replenishment activities with foreign ships and five deterrence transits of the Bab-el-Mandeb strait (BAM). The BAM, which translated from Arabic means […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’ with home port in Las Palmas (Canary Islands) has set sail to participate in the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean.   The farewell ceremony was presided over by Rear-admiral Manuel de la Puente, Commander of the Canary Islands Naval Command accompanied by other […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Authorities

    The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that a US Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR unmanned aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system. It has released a video of the shoot down. The command said the aircraft was operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately […]

  • 15 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The unmanned aircraft community received its first glimpse of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) during an unveiling ceremony June 14 at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing plant. “Last year, we proudly celebrated the centennial of naval aviation–this year we have seen the rollout of a new patrol […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BAM Relampago took members of the Somaliland Coast Guard on board for maritime training off the coast of Somaliland on September 3. The training consisted of radar and search and rescue (SAR) drills including helicopter evolutions. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) assisted the sailors in preparing the radar training. During the […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The oceanic patrol vessel (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided medical assistance to a ‘dhow’-type fishing boat off the coast of Somalia.   The ‘Relámpago’ carried out a friendly approach or MSAV (maritime situational awareness visit) to the fishing boat as […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Spanish OPV ‘Tornado’ has arrived in Las Palmas Military Arsenal after a four-month deployment participating in operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean.   The welcoming ceremony on April 2 was presided over by the Chief of the Canary Islands Naval Command, Rear-admiral Manuel de la Puente. The patrol boat had a complement […]

  • 18 November 2013

    Spanish Maritime Action Ship (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Tornado’ with home port in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands departed on Thursday morning to participate in Operation ‘Atalanta’. The ‘Tornado’ is the fourth ship of her class to participate in operation ‘Atalanta’, an EU maritime security mission fighting piracy in the Gulf of Aden and […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    American aerospace and defense technology Northrop Grumman has received an $8.3 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Navy to provide naval ship-based MK39 MOD 3A Ring Laser gyro inertial navigation systems to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Department said May 20 that the company would also produce MK39 MOD 3A components, spare parts and associated shore-based […]

  • 21 February 2013

    On February 15th 2013, the maritime action ship ‘Rayo’ left Cartagena (Murcia) to integrate in Operation ‘Atalanta’. The Maritime Action Admiral delivered a farewell speech and wished the crew every success in the fulfillment of the mission. After a period of intense training, the patrol boat ‘Rayo’ departed to deploy in Operation ‘Atalanta’ in Indian […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities

    A Spanish offshore patrol vessel replaced an auxiliary oiler as the Spanish Navy contribution to the counter-piracy effort off the Horn of Africa – operation Atalanta. On April 21, oiler ESPS Patino left the Somali basin after five months of operations as part of the EUNAVFOR-led operation. Filling Patino’s place is BAM (Buques de de […]

  • 21 July 2011
    Industry news

    The first unit of Maritime Action Ship (BAM), “Meteoro”, for the Spanish Navy has successfully finalized the last sea trials, prior to her commissioning on 28th. July. These sea trials have taken place on 17th. and 18th. July, in order to test the perfect performance of the platform and combat systems, as well as to […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The oceanic patrol vessel (BAM in its Spanish initials) ‘Relámpago’, called at the Malagasy town of Antsiranana (the former Diego Suárez city) from the 22nd to the 25th of April.   During the stay in port, the Spanish patrol vessel conducted a series of activities in collaboration with the Malagasy Navy; namely, a conference on […]

  • 11 July 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose has chased off five Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessels trying to impede the passage of tanker British Heritage in the Persian Gulf on Thursday. According to media reports, HMS Montrose positioned itself between the tanker and Iranian vessels and issued verbal warnings before the Iranian boats retreated. The incident took place […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Relámpago returned home on March 16, concluding a six-month deployment to operation Atalanta, a EU-led counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. The crew sailed over 28,000 nautical miles, and has conducted over 50 approaches, greeting Somali fishermen and other vessels during counter-piracy patrols. Relámpago departed its homeport of Las Palmas Naval […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

     Maritime Action Ship ‘Meteoro’, homeported in Las Palmas (the Canary Islands), departed on deployment on July 15 to participate in counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’  in the Indian Ocean. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Flag Officer of the Canary Islands Naval Command Gregorio Bueno Murga. ‘Meteoro’ is the third ship of her class to […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Authorities

    The sailors and marines aboard US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer have destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on July 18, US president Donald Trump said during a White House event. While various media reports said the incident was confirmed by “senior defense officials”, Iranian officials said they had no information […]

  • 20 March 2014

    The two Spanish Navy warships participated in NATO’s operation ‘Ocean Shield’ and EU’s operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia. They have both been relieved by other Spanish Navy ships in the port of Djibouti.   The frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) has been relieved by her sister ship ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) as […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    On 24 April the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, Commodore Jorge Novo Palma, visited ESPS Rayo. It was the first time to personally meet Rayo’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Commander Rafael Hernandez Rodriguez, and his crew. During the short visit Rayo’s Commanding Officer briefed the Force Commander on the capabilities […]

  • 12 August 2013

    Spanish Maritime Action Ship (BAM) ‘Meteoro’ relieved on August 7 the frigate ‘Numancia’ in the port of Djibouti. Operation ‘Atalanta’ is a EU-led mission fighting piracy in the coast of Somalia. Meteoro will remain in the theatre of operations for a period of four months. Her mission will be to protect WFP (World Food Program) […]

  • 6 December 2012

    Two dozen Royal Navy personnel oversaw a concerted effort to tackle terrorism and piracy in the seas east of Suez. Over five days, an international force of warships and Coast Guard vessels, focused their attention on either side of the crucial Bab el-Mandeb Strait separating the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. SILHOUETTED by the still-strong winter […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Navies and security agencies around the world are increasingly relying on unmanned aerial vehicles for their reconnaissance and surveillance needs, thereby contributing to the development of the overall “drone” market that is expected to reach USD 14.9 billion by 2020.   Naval Today recently spoke with David Willems, the Global Business Development Director of UMS SKELDAR – […]