Category archives for: Europe & Eurasia

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   The 8,000 tonne section, known as Lower Block 03, […]

UK: HMS Argyll Remembers Fallen

A Plymouth ship has paid her respects to those who sacrificed their lives in past conflicts during a visit to Antigua.   HMS Argyll has recently paid visits to both Antigua and Montserrat and during her stopover in Antigua a small service was held at the graves of soldiers who died during the Second World […]

Dutch Frigate Holds Memorial Service for Families Affected by Malaysia Airlines MH17

Dutch Frigate Holds Memorial Service for Families Affected by Malaysia Airlines MH17

On Sunday morning 27 July a memorial service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 was held on board HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën.   The Dutch frigate is currently at sea off the coast of Somalia conducting counter-piracy patrols as part of the EU Naval Force. The warship’s Chaplain, Thijs Oosterhuis, led the service, with […]

VSTEP Bags Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

VSTEP Bags Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP to supply a Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and 24 NAUTIS desktop trainer stations for the Naval Academy in Veracruz.   The simulators will be installed at the new simulator training wing of the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar set to open in Q4 2014. The Heroica Escuela […]

HMS Duncan to Dock in Glasgow, UK

HMS Duncan to Dock in Glasgow, UK

The Royal Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyer, HMS Duncan, will visit Glasgow from July 30 to August 5.   Weighing in at 7,350 tonnes, she is returning to the city of her birth, docked a stone’s throw from the place she was launched. The ship is in Glasgow for community engagement including the commemoration service […]

RNAS Yeovilton Hosts International Air Day

Blue skies and glorious sunshine set off a glittering line up for International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.   For the second year running temperatures soared at the Royal Navy’s Premier Air Day as thousands enjoyed an annual banquet of aviation. Bathed in the sunshine crowds at Air Day saw aircraft […]

EU Force Commander Pays Visit to Spanish Navy Warship

EU Force Commander Pays Visit to Spanish Navy Warship

On Friday 25 July 2014 the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to visit warship, ESPS Navarra. The Spanish Navy frigate recently joined the EU Naval Force and was in close vicinity to the EU flagship, FGS Brandenburg, in the Gulf of Aden.   The purpose of the visit was […]

German, Japanese Warships Meet at Sea

German, Japanese Warships Meet at Sea

On Thursday 24 July the EU Naval Force flagship, German frigate FGS Brandenburg and the Japanese destroyer, JS Inazuma, met at sea in the Gulf of Aden.   The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to welcome his counterpart, Japanese Commander of Escort Division 8, Captain Koji Tachikawa and some […]

USS Mount Whitney Welcomes NAVEUR Commander Aboard

USS Mount Whitney Welcomes NAVEUR Commander Aboard

Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Gaeta, July 25, for the first since taking command.   During an all-hands call with Sailors, Ferguson expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the hard work they do on a daily basis. […]

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Visits Romania

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) General Sir Adrian Bradshaw reinforced NATO’s commitment to collective defence with a visit to Bucharest, Romania on Thursday, 24 July. In light of the Ukraine Crisis, NATO continues to implement a series of comprehensive assurance measures on land, sea and air in which Romania has played a vital role. […]

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