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  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A flotilla of five French Navy training ships is set to arrive at UK’s Dartmouth harbour on January 20 while two of the ships will be open to public on Sunday, January 22. During a weekend visit the French naval cadets onboard will have the chance to interact with their Royal Navy counterparts under training […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Jungly Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force were given a glimpse of traditional style aircraft carrier operations when they joined France’s flagship. The green helicopters, used to carry Royal Marines and their kit into battle, flew on to FS Charles de Gaulle in the Med in the middle of a major Anglo-French exercise. The […]

  • 29 October 2012

    The Defence Secretary and his French counterpart on Friday witnessed first hand a major naval exercise in the Mediterranean aimed at further developing the joint capability of the UK and French forces. Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond and French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian witnessed the combined operations as part of Exercise Corsican […]

  • 18 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A force of four ships, three British, one French, used their helicopters and landing craft to evacuate civilians from a ‘war-torn’ Mediterranean island in a mock humanitarian crisis during Exercise Corsican Lion. For the past week, more than 2,000 British and French sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines have been engaged on Exercise Corsican Lion which […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Training & Education

    A Royal Navy Officer recently ‘hitched a ride’ across the Red Sea onboard HMAS Newcastle, while trying to make his way home to England. The unsuspecting Brit got a real surprise when he was greeted on the flight deck of the Australian ship by a long term friend and former RN colleague who had laterally transferred […]

  • 2 September 2013

    Two ships deployed on Cougar 13 have met up mid Mediterranean for a swap of supplies vital to the operation. With over 45,000 tonnes of steel between them; HMS Illustrious and Royal Fleet Auxiliary supply ship, RFA Fort Austin, held a straight course while the exchange took place over a distance of less than 50 […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Training & Education

    A Tri-Service exercise designed to test the Anglo-French working partnership has completed on April 22nd, after a fortnight of exercising on sea, land and air. Eight warships from the Royal Navy and Marine Nationale took part – Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean, HMS Bulwark, HMS Sutherland, as well as RFA Lyme Bay and French frigates […]

  • 7 March 2013

    A unique link-up between the Royal and French Navies – which saw a British helicopter deploy with a French warship on anti-piracy patrol – has been hailed a success. The frigate FS Surcouf returned to Toulon at the weekend after a three-month patrol of the Indian Ocean with a Lynx of 815 Naval Air Squadron […]

  • 30 September 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 3,000 sailors and Royal Marines are geared up for a three-month deployment to the Mediterranean – the key workout in 2012 of the UK’s new task force. Cougar 12 will see the Response Force Task Group train with the French – including their flagship Charles de Gaulle – and Albanians among other large-scale […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 12 September 2018

    In an effort to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Singapore-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 conducted focused operation on behalf of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). The operation, Vigilant Lion, which ran from August 31 to September 8, involved adjacent forces in CMF, the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Merlin helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron have been operating in the utility role during Exercise Albanian Lion, alongside the Green Junglie Sea King of Commando Helicopter Force.   Merlin Mk 2s onboard HMS Ocean and Sea King Mk 4s from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship Lyme Bay deployed for this first training exercise on […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Authorities, Operations

    On June 8, the German Navy started flight operations with the first new NATO Helicopter 90 naval transport helicopter (NH90 NTH) ‘Sea Lion’.

  • 27 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Quotas from the Fiscal Year (FY) 13 Active Duty E7 Board show Navy’s force management initiatives are having some positive results, resulting in advancement opportunity increasing 5.73 points from 18.23 percent in FY12 to 23.96 percent for the FY13 board. With approximately 4,400 quotas for this board, the Navy is ensuring the fleet has the […]

  • 7 February 2011

    With congressional gridlock making it more likely that the Pentagon will receive the same amount of funding this year as last year, the Navy’s top officer is throttling up the pressure to change course. Congress has yet to pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2011, instead carrying over funding from the previous year in […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from eight nations arrived in Greece for the annual exercise Ariadne which will be taking place from March 31 to April 7. In addition to ships, naval officers from some ten countries will be attending the exercise in the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Patras. NATO ships from the Standing Mine Countermeasures Group […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Training & Education

    On June 3rd, during a port visit to Dar Es Salaam, French frigate, FS Nivôse organised local maritime capacity building (LMCB) training with the Tanzanian Navy. This training built on the training conducted by FS Guepratte a few days earlier. Twelve members of the Tanzanian Coast Guard were briefed and given a demonstration on the […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy has received its first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter from Airus Helicopters, with two more to follow by the end of the year. In total, 18 Sea Lions have been ordered for the German Navy, with deliveries expected to be completed in 2022. The selection of the Sea Lion as the […]

  • 9 October 2015

    The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7. The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Some contributing nations support the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta with specialised assets to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa. Estonia supports Operation Atalanta with a Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) on board the French frigate FS Courbet. VPDs are ready to embark on civilian ships in order to protect them […]

  • 17 February 2014

    EU Naval Force warships have once again come to the rescue of fishermen off the coast of Somalia.   Following FGS Hessen’s rescue of a 14 year old fisherman from a capsized boat on Wednesday 12 February, this latest rescue, which happened on Thursday 13 February, saw French warship, FS Siroco and German warship, FGS […]

  • 7 March 2013

    Between 26 February and 5 March 2013, French warship FS Courbet, operating as part of EU Naval Force counter piracy mission Operation Atalanta, together with an embarked Estonian Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD), escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) ship that was carrying much-needed food and aid for the Somali people around the Horn of Africa. […]

  • 1 April 2015

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has taken delivery of the fourth and final Stan Patrol 4207, named HMBS Rolly Gray. The four Stan Patrol 4207s form part of the six-year Sandy Bottom project. The Stan Patrol 4207s carry a 24-person crew, have a range in excess of 2000 nm and can achieve speeds of […]

  • 13 October 2015

    The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking. The operational phase follows the first phase, launched June 22, which involved intelligence gathering on smuggling routes and networks. Phase II is intended to precede […]

  • 4 June 2014

    On Sunday 25 May 2014, French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, provided towing assistance to a Yemeni dhow in the Gulf of Aden after it was seen drifting without power at sea.   The crew of a Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) had earlier sighted the […]

  • 26 November 2015

    290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $57 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United States Navy. The award is a GFY15 delivery order provided as a requirement from ERAPSCO’s five year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. ERAPSCO will […]

  • 28 May 2015

    Combined Task Force 150’s (CTF-150) flagship, French Ship (FS) Var, and Her Majesty’s Ship Richmond recently stopped in Dar Es Saalam, Tanzania for a port visit in May. Captain (Capt) Crignola, Commanding Officer of the Task Force, took this opportunity to meet with Brigadier General (BG) Hi Majumba, Deputy Commander of the Tanzanian Navy at the […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The NHIndustries-developed NH90 Sea Lion has recently achieved two important milestones ahead of the official first delivery of the helicopter to the German Navy at the end of 2019. As announced by Airbus, all ground and flight tests for the qualification of the new NH90 variant were concluded in the beginning of November. The formal […]