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  • 1 February 2017

    February 1, 1917 saw Germany restart its unrestricted submarine warfare which targeted all ships trading with Britain. Historic England marked the centenary of the declaration by sharing never before seen images of German submarines, wrecked on the Cornish coast in Falmouth, UK. The submarines had been surrendered by Germany after the war ended in 1918 and were […]

  • 30 April 2018

    Germany has decided to continue its campaign against piracy in the Horn of Africa, the Federal Government said in a statement.  Specifically, Federal Armed Forces has extended the participation of the German Navy in the EU-led Operation Atalanta by May 31, 2019. As informed, Germany’s involvement will remain unchanged with a maximum of 600 officers. […]

  • 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, […]

  • 28 September 2015

    The German Navy’s frigate Bayern will soon change command in a ceremony to be held on October 1, 2015. During the event Commander Frank Fähnrich will transfer his duties to commander Markus Brüggemeier aboard the frigate. Fähnrich served as the Commander of FGS Bayern since April 2014. His successor, Commander Brüggemeier, has already been an executive officer of frigate Köln in Wilhelmshaven. […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Lürssen Defence, a German naval shipbuilder, is clinging on to an over-a-billion Euro offshore patrol vessel contract with Saudi Arabia amidst the uproar caused by recent executions in the Gulf country. Responding to the talks about sanctions and a possible stop of military exports, the German newspaper Die Welt quoted a media representative of the company […]

  • 27 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    German naval shipyard Lürssen has started construction of the 15 patrol vessels for Saudi Arabia under the €1.5 billion (approx $1.63b) contract despite of talks about cancelling the deal amidst the Middle Eastern country’s public executions early January 2016. German news-site Ostsee-Zeitung reported that the German Federal Ministry of Economics confirmed that the production phase of the probably […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    German submarine specialist thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has been cleared to introduce additive manufacturing to submarine construction after obtaining necessary approvals from classification society DNV GL. The company said that, as it works with international customers on the integration of additive manufactured parts on ships and submarines, it had a need for parts with acceptance test […]

  • 23 April 2020

    Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been selected to class Germany’s two new 95-meter multi-role ships. In December 2019, German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (BAW) awarded the shipbuilding project to Abeking & Rasmussen Ship- and Yacht Yard SE. The shipbuilder, in agreement with BAW, has now appointed LR as the classification society for the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Example, currently deployed to the Baltic in company with HMS Ranger, HMS Trumpeter and HMS Explorer has spent the past 9 days taking part in Germany’s 130th Kieler Woche. This annual festival is the largest Summer festival in Northern Europe attracting more than three million visitors from all over the world. The week started […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Brazilian defense ministry has selected the Águas Azuis Consortium as the preferred bidder for the construction of the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class corvettes. The consortium, formed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech, will build a total of four ships under the program which will cost up to USD1.6 billion. The winning […]

  • 27 November 2015

    A frigate, four to six reconnaissance aircraft, and aerial replenishment of French fighter jets will be the German contribution to the French fight against ISIS. The German government appropriated these assets one day after the meeting between the French President Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a […]

  • 28 January 2020

    Kiel-based shipyard German Naval Yards (GNYK) has challenged the decision of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence to award the MKS 180 multi-purpose combat ship to Damen. A formal complaint was sent to the responsible Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Utilization of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) on January 24, 2020. “The company would […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Germany has agreed to resume talks on the sale of additional three diesel-electric submarines to Israel after an Israeli corruption probe jeopardized the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU). The corruption scandal has seen seven Israeli officials arrested and prompted Germany to put talks about the sale of further submarines on hold in July this […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has been awarded a 220 million NOK (approx. US$26.8m) contract to deliver its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) to the navies of Germany and Norway. The contract was awarded to Kongsberg by the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency following a February 2017 agreement between Norway and Germany. This contract is the first […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Future FGS Sachsen Anhalt, the German Navy’s third F125 class frigate, set sail for first time on February 22 for a series of in-port trials. During the next two weeks, shipbuilders and navy officials will test the ship’s technical systems and equipment, including its propulsion system, maneuvering behavior and technical operations. The trials will take […]

  • 14 January 2020

    Dutch shipyard Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, together with its partners Blohm+Voss and Thales, has won a tender for the German Navy’s MKS 180 multi-purpose combat ship project. The announcement was made by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defense on January 14, 2020. The decision is yet to receive parliamentary approval in Germany, according to the ministry. […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      By: Faris Pasic A joint German-Norwegian project to procure common-design Type 212 air-independent propulsion submarines has made another step forward as ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – the preferred contractor on the project – submitted its binding offer in October this year. As disclosed by the Norwegian government, the two countries’ procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Germany and France are looking to join forces in developing a new maritime patrol aircraft, according to a German defense ministry announcement. The two countries’ defense ministers are scheduled to sign a letter of intent on April 27 for cooperation on the “Maritime Airborne Warfare System” project, as the undertaking is to be named. The […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    German Navy’s newest frigate and the lead ship in its class, the future FGS Baden-Württemberg, has missed its scheduled July 28 commissioning date as it is yet to be handed over by the shipbuilders. According to German news site Wilhelmshavener Zeitung, FGS Baden-Württemberg is still undergoing adjustments and check ups. One the issues the news […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The NH90 Sea Lion helicopters Airbus is constructing for the German Navy entered the qualification phase as the second prototype helicopter performed its first flight in serial configuration on July 10. The event marked the beginning of the helicopter’s qualification phase which will be undertaken together with the German Navy officials. Once the qualification phase […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy tanker ‘Spessart’ had to be towed home from UK waters after experiencing problems with its engine during the Joint Warrior drill off Scotland. The 40-year-old ship broke down on March 27 and the extent of damage is yet to be determined, German Kieler Nachrichten reported. Spessart withdrew not only from the international exercise […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two ships deployed to NATO standing mine counter measure group one (SNMCMG1) docked at the German naval base Warnemünde on January 11. Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Ramsey and Estonian ENS Admiral Cowan will spend 7 days at the port and sail out into the Baltic Sea on January 18 They will thereafter join the rest of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Representatives from the navies of 27 nations met at Naval War College’s latest regional alumni symposium held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, to discuss issues facing the group and how to meet common challenges. From April 12-14, the represented nations, mostly European and North American, discussed topics including cooperation or conflict in the opening of the Arctic, […]

  • 26 September 2018

    Indian shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) has contracted German submarine specialist thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) for work on the overhaul of the Indian Navy’s Type 209 submarine INS Shishumar. The exact value of the contract was not revealed and TKMS only said it received a “high two-digit million euros” contract for the medium refit and life certification […]