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  • 29 June 2016

    German and Polish Navy chiefs have set up a joint “Submarine Operating Authority” bringing the two countries’ navies closer together and transcending traditional strategic reservations often linked to submarine missions. As the agreement outlines, the newly set up ‘task group’ will be part of the German “Maritime Operations Centre” (MOC) and will control both German and Polish Navy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Industry news

    German Naval Yards Kiel and Lürssen have decided to merge their respective businesses, marking a new era of the German naval shipbuilding industry. As informed, the existing activities in military and naval surface vessel building will be incorporated into a joint venture company led by Bremen-based Lürssen Group. The aim is to improve the national […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German shipbuilders have reportedly resolved an issue that blocked German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen’s plans for a quick and simple acquisition of additional five K130 corvettes for the navy. The defense ministry had planned to award a construction contract to Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Lürssen, the corvette’s original builders, without a public tender. […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Construction of additional five corvettes for the German Navy has been cleared for take-off by the German cartel office which ruled that the newly-formed shipbuilding consortium broke no cartel laws. This means that German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH will be able to join the ARGE K130 consortium – made up of Lürssen and Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems […]

  • 20 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Kiel-based shipyard German Naval Yards (GNYK) revealed it would take legal action against the procurement decision of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defense to grant the MKS 180 multi-purpose combat ship project to a Dutch-led consortium. “After a thorough examination, we have decided to file a complaint against the award decision,” a spokesman of the shipyard […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 March 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Kiel-based shipyard German Naval Yards has submitted a review application to the Federal Public Procurement Chamber in Bonn with reference to Germany’s procurement of MKS 180 multipurpose combat ships. In January, Germany’s defense ministry selected Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, together with its partners Blohm+Voss and Thales, for the MKS 180 project. German Naval […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilders German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) and Damen have been invited to submit their final bids for the German Navy’s MKS 180 multi-purpose warship project. According to GNYK, the invitation was issued by the German defense ministry on April 12. The shipyard will now have three months to prepare the final bid together with thyssenkrupp […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 August 2011

    Germany dispatches the second frigate – Köln – to the Gulf of Aden under EU anti-piracy operation Atalanta, reports German Navy’s official website. Köln will leave Wilhelmshaven late in Aug. German frigate Niedersachsen was stationed off Somalia in the port of Djibouti till Aug 4, when she relinquished command over German troops to frigate Bavaria […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German Naval Yards and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – two Kiel-based shipbuilders – are joining forces to compete against a Dutch proposal for the design and construction of the German Navy’s new MKS180 ships. TKMS signed an agreement with German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) on August 3 under which it will contribute to the development and construction of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 March 2018

    A German P-3C Orion maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) and its crew have returned to Djibouti to rejoin the fight against piracy as part of the EU NAVFOR-led operation Atalanta. The P-3C, its crew and supporting staff deployed to the Horn of Africa area of operations on March 23 to work alongside the Spanish MPRA […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    German submarine specialist ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) could be contracted to build additional three Dolphin-class submarines for the Israeli Navy. According to German media, the deal is estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euro as the submarines cost 600 million euro apiece. Georg Streiter, German deputy government spokesperson, told reporters that discussions about the construction, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2017

    A German-Israeli submarine corruption scandal which has seen seven Israeli officials arrested is threatening to delay the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) for Israel’s acquisition of additional three diesel-electric submarines. According to a report from Israel’s Haaretz which cited a National Security Council official, Germany has postponed indefinitely the sale of the three […]

  • 24 May 2012

    On 21st  May the German Secretary of State, Mr. Thomas Kossendey, visited the German detachment for Operation Atalanta in Djibouti where he witnessed the handover of German frigate FGS Berlin to FGS Bremen as an EU Naval Force frigate.    Before he witnessed the handover ceremony on board FGS Bremen Mr. Kossendey used his stay […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A 4 billion euro (approx. $4.5B) contract for the construction of the German Navy’s new MKS 180 (Mehrzweckkampfschiff) ship has been delayed by six month, news agency Reuters has reported. The German defense ministry is postponing the contract to ensure high-quality standards are met, the report said. This means that the final agreement can be expected to be made […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    It is official. German Navy officer cadets are finally getting their feet wet on August 9 when they will embark Romanian sail training ship Mircea to gain their first at sea experience and training. Mircea is scheduled to enter the German port of Wilhelmshaven on August 2 to welcome the cadets who will embark the ship […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy has reached an agreement with the Romanian Navy to lease the sail training ship ‘Mircea’ as replacement for the ‘Gorch Fock’ which is tied to port for extensive repairs. German Navy Vice Admiral Rainer Brinkmann told reporters earlier this year that Germany was evaluating the possibilities of leasing the Romanian ship. Officials were […]

  • 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. […]

  • 4 March 2016

    German Navy’s Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Bayern will depart Naval Base Wilhelmshaven on March 7 to take part in the EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. Led by Rear Admiral Jan Christian Kaack, the frigate will replace the Italian Navy’s FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere as the mission flagship. FGS Bayern will also take the place of another German […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    Apart from the previously announced collaboration on submarine acquisition, Germany and Norway will also be joining forces on naval missiles. After the Norwegian ministry of defense announced the choice of German TKMS as the preferred builder for its navy’s four new submarines less than two weeks ago, Norway’s German counterpart announced on Monday that it intends to […]