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  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    German Navy F122 frigate FGS Augsburg will return to her Wilhelmshaven homeport on Friday, Februrary 15, concluding her final operational deployment. The frigate is one of only two ships in her class and is scheduled to retire this year after 30 years of service. In addition to concluding her final deployment, the frigate also concluded […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy’s F122, Bremen-class frigate FGS ‘Lübeck’ is joining NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Aegean Sea. Setting sail on August 21, Lübeck will be replacing another German ship, F123 frigate FGS Brandenburg, which spent six months as the flagship of the international task group. Commenting on the deployment, Lübeck’s commander, Frigate Captain Matthias Schmitt, […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In the first Newsletter of the year, the German Navy has revealed technical details and the construction progress of the four F 125-Class frigates which are to replace the eight Bremen-Class frigates currently in service of the German Navy. So far, the first ship, Baden-Württemberg (F 222) has been launched and is scheduled to be delivered to […]

  • 7 November 2017

    German Navy’s Bremen-class frigate FGS Lübeck is on her way home having concluded 700 patrol hours as part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). The ship and her 200 crew are scheduled to enter their homeport of Wilhelmshaven on November 10, after two months of operations in the Aegean Sea. Together with other ships […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A 1:100 scale model of the German Navy’s newest F 125 class of frigates was delivered to the German Navy Support Command. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the German company responsible for the construction of the four frigates, transferred the model to mark the commissioning of a new F 125 test- and training center. This milestone comes […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE Marine reports that it will provide MTU Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, Germany, with one LM2500 gas turbine for the German Navy’s fourth Baden-Württemberg-class (F125) frigate.  For each new F125 frigate, MTU will provide the German Navy with one LM2500 gas turbine, two electric motors and four diesel generator-sets in combined diesel-electric and gas turbine propulsion arrangement. […]

  • 29 November 2017

    Frigate Captain Matthias Schmitt is to transfer command over the German Navy frigate Lübeck to his colleague Christoph Sallermann, the navy said in a statement.   The ceremony will be held at 10:00 A.M. on November 2017. Frigate Captain Schmitt has been at the helm of the F122 Bremen-class frigate since October 2015. At this position, he spent more […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The third of overall four ships of the new F 125 frigate class of the German navy has been christened in a ceremony on March 4. The FGS Sachsen-Anhalt, as the ship is named, was christened at the Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems yard in Hamburg, Germany. Construction of the Sachsen-Anhalt started with the keel laying on April […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French technology company iXblue has received a contract to supply inertial navigation systems for Germany’s four F123 Brandenburg-class frigates and two F122 Bremen-class frigates that are to be upgraded. Under the contract, iXblue is to deliver Marins M3 inertial navigation systems and Netans N3 systems for data processing and distribution. Olivier Cervantes, iXblue’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing, commented the decision: “We were […]

  • 20 December 2018

    A German Navy frigate and a tender are set to return their homeports of Wilhelmshaven and Kiel on Friday, after concluding their NATO deployments. Tender Rhein is returning to Kiel after serving as flagship of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) for over five months. The ship’s crew got underway from their homeport and […]

  • 15 November 2016

    FGS Augsburg, the German Navy frigate deployed with the the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle, concluded its mission and left the group on November 14. The  F122 Bremen-class frigate spent two months off the coast off Syria protecting the French carrier while it carried out airstrikes against ISIS. This was Augsburg’s second deployment […]

  • 14 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German Navy’s new class of F125 frigates are overweight and keep listing to starboard, Reuters reported on May 12, quoting a confidential report. Overall four frigates will be built by ThyssenKrupp and Luerssen with the first three already in water. The lead ship in the class is wrapping up combat system trials and is set […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    FGS Baden-Württemberg, the lead ship of the F 125 class of frigates, has started builder’s sea trials. Over 60 soldiers from the future Crew Alpha, lead by their future Captain, have joined the frigate on her first sail from Hamburg to Cuxhaven, Germany. Over the next couple of weeks, the ship will be testing navigational systems, […]

  • 6 September 2017

    German Navy frigate FGS Brandenburg is on her way home after spending six months as the lead ship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Aegean Sea. Brandenburg is set to return to her homeport in Wilhelmshaven on September 8 after an eventful deployment. The frigate’s mission was to lead a NATO group of […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    German Navy has recently ordered five satellite communication (satcom) terminals for its Braunschweig class (K-130) corvettes. The three-year project, awarded to the Spanish company Indra, in partnership with the company Atlas Elektronik, covers manufacturing, integration and testing, electronic documentation, and training for crews. In a request for proposals Indra’s TNX-100 terminal was selected for this contract. This […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy’s F125 class frigates will be equipped with Cassidian’s newly developed TRS-4D naval radar, which will provide them with reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities that are unique worldwide. Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has now successfully passed the first factory acceptance test for the radar system carried out by the customers, […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Indra, a global consulting, technology, innovation and talent company, has won a contract from the German Navy to install its satellite communication systems onto T-404 support ships of the Elbe class. The contract, which runs for three years, includes the manufacture, installation, testing and training of the ships’ crews. These terminals will allow the ships […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    FGS Baden-Württemberg, the first of four German Navy F 125 frigates, was transferred from the Hamburg shipyard to her new port in the Wilhelmshaven navy base on July 18. Eight ships had streamers flying topmast high to welcome the latest “family member” entering the base with manned rails and ship horn sounds. Two 120-strong crews, Alpha and […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $122,2 million modification to a previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI cost-plus incentive fee contract for the procurement of support equipment for the F-35 aircraft such as sensor covers, tool sets, vacuum clamp sets, and heat gun […]

  • 18 January 2017

    Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigate ESPS Canarias (F-86) left her homeport in Rota, Spain to join the EU mission of saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Coordinated by the EU Naval Forces, operation Sophia aims to stop human trafficking in the central Mediterranean Sea. The multinational mission was set up by the European Union on May […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    German Navy’s fourth and final 125 class frigate (F125) ‘Rheinland-Pfalz’ was christened at thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ Hamburg site on May 24. The frigate ‘Rheinland-Pfalz’ is scheduled to be handed over to the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw in spring 2020. Malu Dreyer, premier of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate after which the frigate has been named, performed […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The first of a total of four 125 Class frigates for the German Navy was today christened “Baden-Württemberg” at a ceremony at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems – a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions. This is an important milestone in the construction program for the F125 Class frigates. The delivery of this first […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk April 26 following the field-testing of the Navy’s new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (MAGIC CARPET) software. The crew also conducted carrier qualification (CQ) operations and the offload of ordnance to the Military […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Francisco de Almeida (F334) departed its homeport of Lisbon Naval Base on August 6 to join NATO’s standing maritime group 1 (SNMG1). The former Karel Doorman-class frigate will join units from Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain and Norway for operations in the North and Baltic Sea. During the frigate’s time with SNMG1, the […]

  • 23 March 2015

    The “Tophatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 held a change of command ceremony March 20 at Naval Air Station Lemoore. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Corey L. Pritchard relieved Cmdr. Tommy F. Locke as commander of VFA-14. Locke, a native of Umatilla, Florida, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, […]

  • 10 June 2014

    The third of a total of four 125 class frigates for the German Navy was laid down on June 4 at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions.   The keel laying ceremony, attended by representatives from politics, defense and industry, marks an important milestone in the construction of […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and submarines participating in the NATO Submarine Command-led exercise Dynamic Manta have their drills on March 4. Spanish F-80 frigate Santa María arrived at her homeport in Rota Naval Base on March 10 after participating in the multinational exercise along with the French replenishment ship FS Var and the frigate FS Montcalm and other anti-submarine warfare […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of the United States Navy (USN) 7th Fleet, Vice Admiral Scott H Swift visited on Thursday (07 March 2013) the Headquarters, Philippine Navy (HPN) and paid a courtesy call on the Navy Chief Vice Admiral Jose Luis M Alano. Vice Admiral Scott’s visit is in relation to the 4 day Goodwill visit of […]

  • 20 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing, or trap, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) June 18. Capt. Greg Harris completed the trap in an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Black Knights” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154. Harris was joined by Capt. Jeff Ruth, […]