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  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Poland’s Remontowa Shipbuilding held a steel-cutting ceremony for the second Kormoran II-class minehunter for the Polish Navy at its Gdansk site on September 18. The steel-cutting ceremony comes ten months after the lead ship in the class – ORP ‘Kormoran – entered service. The first of the additional two ships will be named ORP Albatros […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s second Kormoran II-class minehunter was launched in a ceremony at Remontowa Shipbuilding on October 10. Albatros (hull number 602) was launched a little over a year after a steel-cutting ceremony marked the start of the ship’s construction in September 2018. In addition to the Albatros launch, the keel for the third ship […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Canada’s OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has entered into a strategic partnership with Poland-based naval shipyard PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard (PGZ SW) to provide integrated navigation and tactical systems (INTS) to the Polish Navy. As informed, the first contract is for the navy’s Kormoran program, the minehunters Albatros and Mewa. “We are very pleased to be […]

  • 10 June 2015

    French Navy’s offshore patrol vessel FNS Albatros (P681) will soon conclude it’s 47-year service. The vessel, which departed Cape Town yesterday for a final voyage to Brest in northwestern France, is set to be decommissioned in August 2015. FNS Albatros had a mission to protect the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) against piracy, drug warfare and […]

  • 8 June 2015

    French Navy’s vessel FNS ALBATROS (P681) arrived at Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront on 3 June 2015. A French delegation visited Naval Base Simon’s Town to pay a courtesy call to Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Rear Admiral (JG) J.T. Dlamini. These were M. Xavier d’Argoeuves from the Consul of France, Colonel Olivier de […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    As the German Navy is preparing to decommission the last four fast attack craft still in service in the following days, it has shared a gallery of photos that show how the vessel type evolved through history. Gepard-class fast attack craft Hermelin, Zobel, Frettchen and Hyäne will be decommissioned in mid-Novermber as the last ships of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 July 2017

    L’Astrolabe, a new ice-breaking vessel that will be operated by the French Navy, was delivered by shipbuilder Piriou on July 12 in Concarneau, France. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the navy, the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) and the Austral and Antarctic French Territories (TAAF). Ordered in June 2015, L’Astrolabe will be formally delivered […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has formally retired its S-70B-2 Bravo Seahawk and AS350BA Squirrel helicopters in a ceremony at naval air station HMAS Albatross on December 1. The Seahawk has been in the Fleet Air Arm inventory for 29 years and was operationally deployed in the Middle East throughout its entire service history. The Squirrel has […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Polish Navy recently awarded Teledyne RESON a contract to deliver a multibeam system for its rescue vessel ORP Piast. The company announced on February 8 that the SeaBat T50-R multibeam sonar system was delivered and is currently being installed in the hull of the rescue vessel at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia. In addition […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy’s new ice-breaking and patrol vessel L’Astrolabe started her first ever mission to Antarctica getting underway from her homeport at Port des Galets, in La Réunion, October 12. L’Astrolabe deployed exactly two months after first arriving to her new homeport from Concarneau, France, where it was built by shipbuilder Piriou. The vessel and her crew […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During a bilateral exercise between the US and the Philippines, US Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) embarked and launched from Philippine Navy sea lift vessel BRP Tarlac (LD-601) for the first time ever. The evolutions were part of exercise KAMANDAG, taking place off the coast Luzon between October 2 and 9, and come at a time when […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy has officially commissioned its newest ice-breaking and polar patrol vessel L’Astrolabe, nine months after receiving it and eight months after sending it on an astral summer mission to Antarctica. As explained, the French Navy puts it newbuilds through two phases of testing. The first consists of the builder’s and state trials which verify […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Polish defense ministry announced on June 29 that it has awarded PGZ a contract to complete outfitting works and all trials on the offshore patrol vessel ‘Ślązak’ and subsequently deliver it to the Polish Navy. According to the announcement, Ślązak is set to start trials in July 2018 while the delivery and acceptance is expected […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Polish shipyard Naval Shipyard Gdynia S.A. held sea trials for rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that will be on board the Polish Navy’s patrol vessel ORP Ślązak on January 14. The ORP Ślązak is the first Polish-built modern patrol vessel in 21 years. Based on the MEKO® A-100 design by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the vessel was  christened on […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s 95-meter offshore patrol vessel ORP Slazak got underway from Gdynia to start her first sea trials, 17 years after construction on the ship got underway. The Polish Navy hopes to receive the vessel by March 2019 when acceptance trials are expected to be completed and the vessel handed over to the navy. […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Polish Navy’s new vessel ORP Ślązak has been christened on July 2, 2015 in Gdynia at the site of Stocznia Marynarki Wojennej S.A. The vessel, first modern patrol vessel in Poland based on MEKO® A-100 design by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, is scheduled to be handed over to the Navy at the end of 2016. ORP […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat to complete detailed design and subsequent manufacturing, assembly, qualification and delivery of the first turbine generator units for the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP), the U.S. Navy’s next-generation ballistic nuclear submarine.   The turbine generators provide all of the submarine’s propulsion and […]

  • 31 October 2017

    A fire broke out aboard the Polish Navy’s only Kilo-class submarine ORP Orzeł recently, as it was docked at the Polish Navy shipyard in Gdynia for repairs. The incident was initially not reported by the defense ministry and was confirmed by Armed Forces General Command spokesman Czesław Cichy to news site TVN24 following an inquiry. According to […]

  • 17 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The region comes to a crisis and United Nations Security Council is adopting a resolution legitimizing the international group of ships to come into the region and stabilize the situation. This is the basic assumption for the scenario of this year’s BALTOPS exercise. Eight Polish Navy ships, two helicopters and one patrol aircraft are taking […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), and it’s embarked Sailors and Marines, is participating in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014 with the Philippine Marines Corps and Navy.   This exercise, which began June 27 and concludes July 1st, comes only seven months after Ashland supported Operation Damayan relief […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO and partner nations conducted an amphibious landing rehearsal, June 13 during BALTOPS 2015. The landing was a rehearsal for the main event happening in Ustka, Poland, June 17. The troops arrived to shore via the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), the U.K. Royal Navy’s Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), the Finnish Marine […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Polish Navy decommissioned the first of its four Kobben-class submarines – ORP Kondor – in a ceremony at the naval port in Gdynia on December 20. With 50 years of service behind them, the remaining three submarines in the class are also set to be decommissioned in the near future. Kondor and its sister […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Shipyard Gdynia S.A. has completed the overhaul of the warship ORP Bałtyk (fuel tanker with the ship’s side number Z-1). The scope of overhaul included among other things: maintenance of the hull, superstructure, open decks and tanks. Furthermore, the shipyard carried out repairs of the main cooling water over-board system and bottom-side fittings, as […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Between 27-29 June the 12th Baltic Military Fair “BALT MILITARY EXPO” was held in Gdansk. Polish Navy has prepared a presentation of ships and maritime rescue. Transport-and-landing ship ORP “Lublin”, minehunter ORP “Flaming” and hydrographic ship ORP “Arctowski” were presented to the public in the city center. A dynamic presentation of rocket ship ORP “Orkan” […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The next-generation US Navy’s submarines will be outfitted with an electric propulsion system, as reported by the Engineering news portal. The Ohio-class submarines currently in use will be replaced with the new submarines in 2029. These new submarines, also called Ohio Replacement Programs’ (ORP) subs, are going to enter fabrication in 2021. The novelty introduced […]

  • 15 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Polish navy’s newest warship, the multitask logistical support ship ORP Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki, docked in Portsmouth recently on a scheduled port visit. According to the Royal Navy, this is the first time a Polish naval ship has stopped at a British port in more than three years. The Czernicki, who is readying itself to lead a NATO […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Polish commander is now at the helm of NATO’s standing mine counter measures group two (SNMCMG2) following a change of command ceremony in Polish Naval Base Swinoujscie. Commander Aleksander Urbanowicz took over from his Greek counterpart, Captain Panagiotis Papageorgiou, who led the group aboard the flagship, a Greek replenishment ship class 701 C, HS […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s first Kormorant II-class minehunter ORP ‘Kormoran’ has passed all state and builder’s trials and was officially transferred to the navy on November 17. According to a navy announcement, the minehunter is now set to be commissioned in Gdynia on November 28, on the day of the Polish Navy anniversary. Built by Remontowa […]