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  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Atlas Elektronik Finland has completed work on the Finnish Navy’s minelayer Pansio and delivered the vessel to the navy on October 3. Atlas Elektronik said the mid-life upgrade had been carried out together with Uki Workboat Oy (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) as a subcontractor. According to the company, the other two Pansio-class minelayers, Porkkala and Pyhäranta, will also be […]

  • 11 April 2011

    The Finnish minelayer Pohjanmaa Saturday sank a suspected pirate vessel that it had intercepted on Wednesday. The Pohjanmaa, which is partic… (yle) [mappress] Source: yle, April 11, 2011;

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) launched its second minelayer MLS-II Nampo for the Korean Navy. The MLS-II Nampo is both HHI and Korea’s second minelayer following MLS-560 Wonsan that was delivered in 1997 and are currently in operation. The MLS-II Nampo which can carry 120 crew measures 114 m in length, 17 m in width and […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Finnish Defence Forces have signed a contract with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the design of the Finnish Navy’s four Squadron 2020 project multirole corvettes. The 7.5 million euro design contract follows the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed between the Defence Forces and RMC in September 2016. Under the contract, RMC will further define the vessel […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose is scheduled to visit Finland to take part in joint drills and attend the Finnish Navy’s centenary celebrations.  Prior to arriving to the Finnish port of Turku, Montrose will conduct two days of exercises in the Northern Baltic Sea. The exercise, which will start July 6, will be […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Taiwan has kicked off construction of three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four next-generation minelayers in a ceremony attended by the country’s president Tsai Ing-wen on May 24. The three catamaran corvettes are being built by Lung Teh Shipbuilding and will displace 680 tons at a length of 65 meters. They will armed with Hsiung […]

  • 31 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK Ministry of Defence Orders NATO Submarine Rescue System The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £12.1m contract to JFD for the provision of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). HMS Ocean to Replace HMS Bulwark as Fleet Flagship Royal Navy’s very high readiness helicopter carrier, HMS Ocean, will shortly assume the duties of […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over 50 vessels and 20 aircraft were at sea off the coast of Sweden taking part in the international exercise Northern Coasts which started on September 8. NOCO 2017 is an exercise that focuses on increasing the navies’ ability to operate together during war and crisis management situations. The exercise runs through September 21 and […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    METU-16, the Finnish Navy’s annual firing exercise, will be held from August 22 to 26 and August 29 to September 2 in the Archipelago Sea and the Gulf of Finland, the navy has informed. Hämeenmaa-class minelayers, Katanpää-class Mine Hunter Coastal Vessels, Rauma- and Hamina-class fast attack missile craft, Pansio-class minelayer ferry, support vessels, firing command […]

  • 29 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Finnish Navy’s three Pansio-class minelayers have completed their midlife upgrade program, Atlas Elektronik Finland Oy – the prime contractor on the project – announced. FNS Pyhäranta, the third and final vessel to undergo the upgrade, was delivered to the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command on Wednesday, November 29. The first ship, Pansio, was delivered […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      French Navy’s minesweeper Céphée on Sept 6 called at port of Baltiysk to conduct joint exercise with Russian minesweeper Sergei Kolbasiev, reports Baltic Fleet (BF) press service. “Plan of the joint exercise includes drills on communications, tactical maneuvering, imitation of underway refueling, minelaying, minesweeping, and transshipment of personnel by helicopter”, press release said. Joint […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    After signing a 7.5 million euro contract to design the Finnish Navy’s four Squadron 2020 project multirole corvettes, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) is bringing in Deltamarin Ltd for help with design work. The two companies signed contracts for the basic design of deck outfitting and machinery for the Squadron 2020 vessels. The work will be done […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self – Defence Force Ships JDS (Japanese Defence Ship) Uraga- a minelayer and JDS Hachijyo -a mine hunter, departed Kochi after a two day stop over at Kochi. The ships which entered Kochi on the 20th have returned after participating in a major minesweeping exercise off the coast of Bahrain in which […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two amphibious landing ships of the Croatian Navy, DBM 81 Cetina and DBV 82 Krka are expected to return to their homeport, Naval Base Lora, today, November 13. The ships took part in NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 and supported the Croatian Army, transporting personnel and equipment during the drills. The Silba class, sometimes called the […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Turkey-hosted international mine warfare exercise Nusret 2018 got underway in the Gulf of Izmir on October 16. Turkish minehunters are joined by ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 2 for ten days of exercises. Nusret 2018 will also welcome autonomous underwater systems and ordnance disposal specialists from Romania and Greece for evolutions. According […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Won San has rolled out the red carpet for Royal Australian Navy sailors during the Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) Mine Counter Measures and Diving Exercise 2014 (MCMEX 14) in New Zealand.   Members of the Australian MCM Diving Detachment, drawn from HMAS Diamantina and Clearance Dive Team One, and […]

  • 20 January 2016

    On this day in history, January 20, 1942, the Bathurst class corvette, HMAS Deloraine led by Lieutenant Commander DA Menlove (Royal Australian Naval Reserve) attacked and sunk the Japanese submarine I-124 north of Darwin, Australia. Another two of the overall sixty Australian minesweepers, commonly known as corvettes, HMA Ships Katoomba and Lithgow, assisted HMAS Deloraine […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the Republic of Korea and US Navy are all set for a bilateral mine countermeasure exercise taking place off the southeastern coast of South Korea. US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, on October 10 to join USS Pioneer and another ten ROK Navy […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command announced the names of three shortlisted combat system bidders for its Squadron 2020 project vessels. Of a total of 8 companies competing for the contract, Finland has chosen German Atlas Elektronik GmbH, the Canadian Lockheed Martin Canada Inc and the Swedish Saab Ab for further consideration. The Logistics Command will […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Training & Education

    The navies of Finland and Estonia have started the joint Baltic Shield 2018 exercise in the Archipelago Sea and Gulf of Finland. The exercise got underway on October 1 and is scheduled to conclude October 11. Baltic Shield 2018 is a mine counter-measures and firing exercise for vessel units of the Finnish and Estonian navies. The […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from BALTRON states – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – kicked off the international maritime exercise Baltic Fortress 17 on May 19 in Estonian territorial waters. Joining the Baltic nations navies were sailors from the Belgian Navy’s minehunter BNS Primula who arrived to Estonia last week. The annual maritime exercise is aimed at providing […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Finnish Defence Forces announced it is issuing a tender for a battle system that is to be supplied for its new Squadron 2020 ice-going offshore patrol vessels. The department’s logistics command will send requests to 12 domestic and foreign companies to participate in the tendering. After the February 2017 reply deadline, an invitation to negotiate and an […]

  • 28 August 2017

    NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasure Group 1 is set to make a port call in Finland after concluding participation in the Latvian-hosted mine clearance and ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The international drill is taking place between August 18 and 31. SNMCMG1 ships are set to arrive in Turku, Finland, on September 1. The group will be […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Finnish Navy is set to hold a fleet-wide exercise in the Gulf of Finland from May 22 to June 1. Named MTH-17 Lyydia, the exercise is arranged annually by the Finnish Navy for its naval and coastal units. Hämeenmaa-class minelayers, Rauma- and Hamina-class fast attack missile craft and Katanpää-class Mine Hunter Coastal Vessels, as […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) are among the units taking part in the Turkish-led maritime exercise Nusret 2017 in the Aegean Sea off Canakkale, Turkey. SNMCMG2, consisting of flagship Royal Navy ship HMS Enterprise, Turkish minehunter TCG Alanya, Bulgarian minesweeper BGS Shkval, Italian mine hunter ITS Crotone, Royal Navy mine […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Finnish Minister of Defence, Jussi Niinistö, has authorized the nation’s Defence Forces to start the Finnish Navy project, Squadron 2020.  The aim of the project is to construct four new corvette-size fighting ships for year-round operation in the special weather and ice conditions at the Baltic Sea. A Request for Information had been issued informing […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Finnish defense ministry has selected Sweden’s Saab as the preferred bidder for the development and delivery of combat systems for the Finnish Navy’s Squadron 2020 vessels. Finland’s defense minister Jussi Niinistö announced on April 8 that Saab’s offer performed best in the comparison of quotations. Other contenders in the program were Atlas Elektronik and […]

  • 14 November 2017

    A Royal Netherlands Navy minehunter has discovered the wreck of the German Imperial Navy mine-laying submarine UC-69, 8.5 miles off the coast of Barfleur, northern France. Tripartite-class minehunter HNLMS Makkum made the discovery in late October but the wreck was identified in November. The wreck was identified by Dutch Navy submarine specialist Captain Lieutenant Jouke […]

  • 21 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    As part of its ongoing support contract to Navy Command Finland, Malvern based defence and security specialist, 3SDL,  provided technical support to the Finnish Navy during the recent week long Sea Acceptance Testing onboard the 1,450 ton Minelayer FNS Uusimaa. The complex series of tests involving Link 22, MIDS/Link 16 and JREAP took place in […]