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DYMO 22 PHOTEX

Broader NATO naval focus reflected in ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ exercise

NATO’s broadening strategic focus on increasing naval presence and demonstrating naval capability across the entirety of the Euro-Atlantic theatre even in the face in...
A Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) Alkmaar-/Tripartite-class minehunter (centre) transits with Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) in 2014. The RNLN’s new MCM vessels could provide a future platform for seabed warfare capability. (NATO Maritime Command)

Navies Consider Response to Seabed Warfare Risk

The emergence of seabed warfare as a strategic, political, and operational risk for Western countries is prompting navies to consider capability requirements, and the...
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (foreground) and the French Navy carrier FS Charles de Gaulle sail together in the Mediterranean Sea in March 2022. Recently, NATO has had a collective carrier presence of up to five ships at sea. (US Navy)

NATO’s Carrier Groups Demonstrate Collective Deterrence

NATO is enhancing its immediate and longer-term maritime presence to build deterrence now and into the future, a senior alliance official told a recent...
The Mexican Navy’s Sierra-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ARM Benito Juarez is pictured at sea. Damen Naval designs, builds, and supports ships for a range of international customers, including the German, Indonesian, Netherlands, and Mexican navies.

Shipbuilding With VR, AR and Digital Twinning

Damen develops simulation training products to add value in ship concept, design, build, and support. Navies are seeking to introduce new ships more quickly and...
The Hellenic Navy’s Meko 200 Hydra-class frigate HS Spetsai conducts maritime security patrols around offshore resource platforms in the Mediterranean Sea, while supporting NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian in December 2020.

NATO’s Emerging Maritime Threats

Vice Admiral Keith Blount, NATO’s Commander Allied Maritime Command discusses the range of emerging and traditional threats and risks now pressurising the alliance’s maritime...
Thales-mine warfare

Dead Reckoning – Pathways to USV/UUV Autonomy

How much autonomy do maritime USVs and UUVs actually need to accomplish their missions now and in the future? ‘Autonomous’, ‘unmanned’, ‘uncrewed’, ‘lean manning’… over...

EDITOR’S BUNKER BRIEFING (28 September 2021, No.71)

Dear Readers, THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM LIKE THEY USED TO… One can’t help but being amazed that the venerable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber will have its...
HNLMS Zeeleeuw

Stealthy Sub-Surface Data Gatherers

The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) submarine service chief Captain Herman de Groot discusses the changing underwater operating environment and how the RNLN’s upgraded Walrus-class...

HMS Queen Elizabeth departs for maiden operational tour

The United Kingdom Royal Navy’s (RN’s) new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has departed Portsmouth on 22 May for a seven-month long, 26,000 nautical...
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European Shipyards Build Individual and Collective Capability

Published in the February/March 2021 Issue - As Euro-Atlantic naval activity ramps up, key shipyards in the region are bringing their individual and combined...

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