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German Multi-Purpose Combat Ship (MKS) 180 – Race for the Final Offer

It was looming. Already on June 20, Norbert Brackmann, Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, expressed his expectations on the edge of a Maritime Parliamentary Evening Reception given by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kiel: “It is planned to make a decision prior to the end of this year.” The day before yesterday, the […]

AK Bars Holding Among the Stars at the Naval Show

The 9th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) was held at the Lenexpo Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 10 – 14, with a full support from the Russian state structures as well as the Government of St.-Petersburg and Rosoboronexport arms exporter. Over 350 enterprises including 28 international companies from 29 nations took part […]

Romanian Corvettes – On Hold Again

The decision in favour of Naval Group is just a week old (July 2 – we reported) and it looks as it is already stalled (again). Damen, one of the three competitors, lodged a complaint with the Romanian National Council for Solving Complaints on July 8. And simultaneously opened a lawsuit at the Bucharest Tribunal. […]



Operation Clemenceau Completed

After the aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE had left Toulon on March 5 for its first mission after her major maintenance, she returned to her home port of Toulon on July 7 as planned. The planes had already left the carrier formation earlier in the direction of their Breton bases Landivisiau (Rafale Marine) and Lann-Bihoué […]

GOWIND for Romania

The momentum came certainly unexpected after the postponement of the decision in January: on July 2, French Naval Group has been officially informed by Bucharest that it had been selected to build four multi-purpose corvettes and overhaul two Type 22 frigates (ex HMS LONDON – REGINA MARIA, ex HMS COVENTRY – REGELE FERDINAND) for the […]

Naval Microdrones for Maritime Security

In recent weeks there have been attacks on six tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, highlighting the weaknesses of this strategic waterway that transports about 20% of the world’s oil. In response to these attacks, commercial ships are stepping up their security measures and the navies are providing additional assistance in securing the strait. The United […]



Royal Navy Starts AI Project

Autonomous vehicles using artificial intelligence (AI) are gaining more and more importance on the future battlefield. The Royal Navy is now exploring the use of artificial intelligence to task autonomous submersibles with hunting underwater mines. BAE Systems Applied Intelligence and Envitia, a British geospatial and data company which has expertise around applying AI and machine […]

Maritime Security and Stability In Africa

Interview with Admiral James G. Foggo III, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander U.S. Naval Forces Africa, in the forefield of the  International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC), that will be  taking place on July 24 – 25, 2019  at the Kempinski Gold Coast in Accra, Ghana. The conference […]

Formidable Shield 2019

On May 19 the exercise Formidable Shield 2019 ended. Ships from nine NATO countries were taking part in a five-weeks live-fire air and missile defence drills off the coast of Scotland. The exercise follows NATO’s decision in 2010 to step up the defence of European Allies from ballistic missile threats. NATO missile defence links Allied […]




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