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  • 24 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched Al Jubail (828), the first of five Avante 2200 corvettes being built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF).

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 11-day NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner/Flotex-19 concluded on October 18 off the coast of Spain. The exercise brought together 32 surface ships, 2 submarines and 18 air assets, including Maritime Patrol Aircrafts and helicopters. Maneuvers ranged from mine countermeasures, anti-submarine, surface and anti-air warfare, and air operations to amphibious and force protection operations. Assets and […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The multi-national exercise Dynamic Mariner/ Flotex-19 (DYMR/FL19) that gathered 18 NATO allies kicked of off the coast of Spain on October 7. Maneuvers will range from mine countermeasures, through anti-submarine, surface and anti-air warfare, and air operations to amphibious and force protection operations. Running through October 18, the exercise brings together two submarines, 32 surface […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched the second of two Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships at its shipyard in Ferrol, Spain. Future support tanker HMAS Stalwart was launched on August 31. The delivery into service of the Supply-class replenishment vessels from next year will provide the navy with vital afloat logistics support to […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Authorities

    NATO’s two standing maritime groups welcomed new flagships in a ceremony at naval station Rota, Spain, on July 26. SNMG1, the group that mainly operates in the North and Baltic Sea, has a US Navy ship at its helm again as USS Gravely (DDG 107) was relieved by sister destroyer USS Gridley (DDG-101). Gravely departed […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy intends to start replacing its four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, with newer platforms in 2020, the US 6th Fleet has announced. The navy did not disclose which ships would be stationed in Spain to replace USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Carney (DDG 64), and […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy-hosted mine countermeasures exercise ESP Minex 19 concluded in the Western Mediterranean Sea on May 10, after two weeks of evolutions. ESP Minex 19 is an advanced annual exercise for mine countermeasures units and surface, submarine, and air mining and force protection assets. Participants included 13 MCM vessels, multiple dive teams, and unmanned […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Spanish government approved EUR 4.3 billion of funds for the construction of five new F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy on March 29. The council of ministers authorization comes roughly a month ahead of the construction start which is scheduled to take place in May this year. The new generation of frigates will be […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spain could buy BAE Systems-built assault amphibious vehicles(AAV) following a US State Department approval for the possible sale of 11 AAVs to the European country. As outlined in the approval, announced on March 15, Spain is looking to buy 11 AAVs in three different configurations under a deal that would be worth an estimated $107 […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a scheduled training and maintenance availability (TRAV) on February 13. The maintenance is being conducted after the ship completed a patrol in the US 6th Fleet Area of Operations. Porter departed Rota on December 27, 2018, and began […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A new class of frigates for the Spanish Navy is starting construction this May, the country’s defense ministry confirmed on Monday. The five new frigates will be built by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia under a 4.3 billion euro ($4.9 billion) contract which was approved by the defense ministry in December 2018. The first ship of the […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez got underway from her Ferrol homeport on Thursday to start what will eventually be a year-long deployment with the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The Aegis-equipped Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate (also referred to as F100) will spend the next two months integrated with Abraham Lincoln’s carrier strike group […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The first of a new class of Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships, the future HMAS Supply, was launched by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia at its Ferrol shipyard on November 23. HMAS Supply (II) was launched following a keel laying ceremony in November 2017. Supply and sister ship Stalwart (III) will replace HMAS Success and […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities

    After concluding a refueling stop at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on November 12, Russian Navy cruiser Marshall Ustinov continued its voyage home and is now transiting the English Channel, under the watchful eye of Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans The Sava-class is en route to its Northern Fleet homeport in Severomorsk. Type 23 […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced it has received a contract extension for the maintenance of four US Navy destroyers forward-deployed to the Spanish Navy base Rota. The original contract first entered into force in November 2013 and includes one-year extension options until November 2020. According to the shipbuilder, the contract is worth EUR57 million and will […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s F-100 frigate Cristóbal Colón got underway from her homeport in Ferrol on August 25 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean Sea. The Aegis-equipped frigate will first contribute to the maritime situational awareness picture and counter-terrorism operations in the Med as part of operation Sea Guardian. Cristóbal Colón will then join other […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US State Department has approved a potential sale of five Aegis shipsets for the Spanish Navy’s new F-110 frigates. A contract for the construction of five frigates is expected to be awarded this year and Navantia is already working on some elements of the ships’ systems and design. The potential sale of US military […]

  • 9 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Spain-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) completed its sixth patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations, returning to its forward-deployed location at Naval Station Rota on May 7. Ross departed Rota Jan. 8, 2018, and in the course of its four-month patrol visited several countries, participated in joint […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spain and Saudi Arabia have finalized a framework agreement which will see Spanish shipbuilder Navantia deliver five Avante 2200 corvettes for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF). The deal, signed during Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s official visit to Spain, is worth around €2 billion (approx. $2.46b), according to media reports. Defense cooperation agreements signed […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy’s ESPS Meteoro is joining the European Union Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean. The offshore patrol vessel departed the Military Arsenal of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on April 1, 2018, the navy informed. As explained, the deployment of Meteoro is part of the country’s efforts to maintain security in […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) got underway Naval Station Rota, Spain, on April 2 to start its fifth patrol in the US 6th Fleet area of operations. “We are excited to be heading out on our fifth patrol. The crew has completed a lot of hard work and training […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Vessels

    A crewman has been medevacked from the US Navy submarine USS Georgia off Cartagena, Spain, the country’s maritime safety agency Salvamento Maritimo said.  As informed, the medical evacuation was carried out in the morning hours of March 28. Salvamento Maritimo said the crewman was evacuated as it lost his hand. However, the agency has not disclosed […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Kuwait’s Marine surveillance department has contracted Spanish shipbuilder Freire Shipyard to build a new 42-meter fisheries surveillance patrol vessel. The contract for this patrol vessel came into force in February 2018, Freire announced, and the vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019. The vessel is intended to provide support for the marine […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) wrapped up its sixth forward-deployed naval forces patrol, returning to Naval Station Rota on November 17. While on patrol, Donald Cook participated in exercises Saxon Warrior 2017, Joint Warrior 2017, Formidable Shield 2017 and Dogu Akdeniz 2017 to further stability and security in […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Navy personnel from the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota, Spain, completed a 60-day surface incremental availability (SIA) on destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Oct. 27. “This was the second SIA conducted in Rota, Spain and continues the record of on-time availabilities dating back to the USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), completed […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Company Europe worked alongside their Spanish and Italian counterparts to complete a two-week exercise in Morn, Spain. The exercise was named Lisa Azul and saw the participation of Spanish Marines from Tercio del Sur, Brigada de Infanteria de Marina, and Italian Marines from the San Marco Regiment. […]