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  • 17 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The German Navy should acquire a helicopter carrier, a high-ranking German politician said as he stressed the need for the country to invest more in its defense. Speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bavaria minister president Markus Söder said that the country should work harder toward the NATO goal of spending 2% on defense. […]

  • 11 July 2017

    NATO is eyeing the German naval station Warnemünde as logistical support for ships assigned to its maritime task groups, German media are reporting. According to the Ostsee-Zeitung which received a confirmation from the German defense ministry, Germany had earlier offered NATO to share the base in Rostock with German Navy vessels already stationed there. The report […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Images: 2016 Bundeswehr (German Navy) The Royal Netherlands Navy joint support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman entered Warnemünde, Germany on March 13 to train with the “Seebataillon”, the German Navy’s marine unit based in naval base Eckernförde. The Seebataillon demonstrated its capabilities on March 14 by carrying out vehicle and personnel evacuation drills as well as the boarding […]

  • 15 April 2016

    Germany Navy tanker FGS Spessart will depart Wilhelmshaven, Germany on April 18 to join EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta at the Horn of Africa. The Rhön-class tanker has just completed a planned harbor phase in Wilhelmshaven. The works on the ship have been concluded on schedule and the ship will deploy to the mission directly from Wilhelmshaven and not […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and in Source Support (BAAINBw) has contracted the French company Thales to modernize the German Navy’s tactical and procedural trainer (TVTM1) at the naval training centre (MOS) in Bremerhaven. The order covers the regeneration of the “VT-MOS2”, “TVT” and “TacFloor3” tactical trainers last used in the TMZ4. A […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The German Navy is looking to expand its amphibious capabilities and intensify its maritime cooperation with the Netherlands. That is why the German fleet commander, Rear Admiral Thomas Jugel, paid a 2-day visit to the naval base in Den Helder and the amphibious centre of expertise on the island of Texel. Accompanied by the Dutch […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy replenishment oiler Rhön (A 1443) is set to leave its homeport of Wilhelmshaven on October 4 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. Captain Egon Rhauderwiek is looking forward to the deployment following a longer dockyard period. Rhauderwiek said it was very important for him and the crew to get back to their actual tasks of supporting units at sea. […]

  • 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 […]

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

    The German Navy’s oldest commissioned ship, GORCH FOCK (A 60), took a moment to bid farewell to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) German ship FGS NIEDERSACHSEN as the latter nears the end of its final deployment. NIEDERSACHSEN Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kurt Leonards, said: To meet the GORCH FOCK is always a very special moment […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Following an intensive training with German Navy’s cadets, the Romanian Navy’s sail training ship Mircea returned to its homeport of Constanta on September 20, 2018. Around 100 German cadets trained in two groups with the Romanian Navy for five weeks. Last year, Germany decided to lease the Romanian ship as a replacement for the Gorch […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    They will be known as Type 707.

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The German Navy has launched the process of acquiring a fleet of new minehunters for its Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron. A total of eleven vessels are to be acquired, according to Kieler Nachrichten who first reported the news. The project is still in the early phase, according to the German Navy, and no decision on specific […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Danish Air Force helicopter recently evacuated a German sailor aboard the ‘U 32’ submarine in Danish waters off Jutland, or Skagerrak, as Germans refer to the peninsula. The Danish service has now shared a video of the operation. U 32, a Type 212A submarine, was conducting exercises in Jutland on July 7 when one […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international exercise Northern Coasts 2015 has started September 12 and will last until September 24. Participating in the exercise are 40 ships and vessels as well as eleven airplanes from 17 nations with around 3800 soldiers. The host country of this year’s Northern Coasts is Germany with Fleet Admiral Georg von Maltzan at the […]

  • 23 January 2019

    German Navy units will no longer be taking part in operation Sophia – an EU-led effort to tackle migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean sea, German officials have announced. Bremen-class frigate FGS Augsburg is currently deployed to operation Sophia and will not be replaced by another German Navy ship once its deployment ends early February. Bundeswehr […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The decision on the preferred contractor for the construction of the German Navy’s new MKS 180 surface combatants could be delayed once more, minister president of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein has indicated. Speaking to the German Press Agency DPA in Paris, Daniel Günther said a decision on the €4 billion project could be […]

  • 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 […]

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

    The German Navy is set to commission its sixth Type 212A submarine U 36 during an October, 10 ceremony at the Eckernförde navy base. According to the German Navy, the ceremony will be hosted by the current Deputy Inspector of the Navy, Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann. With the acceptance of the last vessel of the U212 A […]

  • 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. […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A German Navy sailor has captured her walk through the German Navy U34 submarine on video which was then shared on social media. The walkaround offers an insight into what life on a Type 212 A air-independent propulsion submarine might look like. U 34 is currently home to 35 sailors who are engaged in the German-sponsored exercise Northern […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    A German navy officer is currently underway on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) as part of the Personnel Exchange Program (PEP). Lt. Maik Welk, from Rostarch, Germany, brings nine years of experience in the German navy to Roosevelt where he currently serves as an assistant to the operations officer. Growing up, […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German Navy decommissioned the last of its fast attack craft during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Warnemünde Navy Base in Rostock. With the decommissioning of the last four Gepard-class fast attack craft and therefore the last fast attack squadron, the navy is closing a chapter of its history that started in 1956 with the […]

  • 31 August 2012

    German Navy’s frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern performing training cruise in the Baltic Sea today will pay formal call at St. Petersburg… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, August 31, 2012

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an operation conducted yesterday, October 13, the German Navy’s frigate Schleswig-Holstein rescued 207 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The action started when the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (I.M.R.C.C.) requested EUNAVFOR MED Task Force operating in the Central Mediterranean to intervene in possible boats in distress in International waters. Schleswig-Holstein received instructions to approach […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German special forces have returned to training aboard the biggest ship in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s fleet after it spent almost a year undergoing engine repairs. HNLMS Karel Doorman returned to sea in April this year after completing repairs at the Den Helder base. The ship’s engine issues caused a pause in the maritime collaboration […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Netherlands Navy’s Joint Logistic Support Ship HNLMS Karel Doorman will enter Warnemünde, Germany on March 12 to mark the start of the Dutch-German joint support ship use. The 204.7-meter ship, biggest in the Dutch Navy, will host mutual exercises between the two countries. Soldiers of both countries will take part in evacuation and boarding exercises which will take place both […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy and Air Force are once again enhancing their relationship with the South African Navy through a drill called “Good Hope VII”. As the “VII” in the name of the bilateral maneuver suggests, this is the seventh time the two countries are organizing the exercise. This is, however, the first time this maneuver […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Navy and the German Navy will continue regardless of the damage HNLMS Karel Doorman suffered, the German Navy said. This statement comes after the Dutch defense ministry confirmed that one of two main engines on the Dutch Navy support ship HNLMS Karel Doorman broke down and needed to be replaced entirely. […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After spending six months at sea, German Navy’s Frankenthal-class mine hunter Weilheim returned to its homeport in Kiel, Germany on February 7. The German Navy 3rd Squadron ship was part of both the German contribution to NATO’s mine countermeasures group, the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2), and the EU operation Sophia in the […]