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Exercise Good Hope VIII strengthens South African-German maritime cooperation

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Exercise Good Hope VIII, the latest instalment of the bi-national maritime exercise between the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the German Navy,...

READY, SET, GO FOR NEW TANKER

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Papenburg, 29 June 2023. In Papenburg, the engines for the construction of the first of two replenishment oilers (MBV) were fired up today. The...

Thales modernises German Navy’s tactical trainer

With the regenerated trainer systems, the tactical naval centre will have the capability to maintain the training of navy operators at a high level. The...

Thales modernises German Navy’s tactical trainer

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The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Source Support (BAAINBw) has awarded Thales the contract to modernise the German Navy's tactical and...

German vessel responsible for firing on fisherman during Ex Good Hope

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The German navy's frigate FGS Hessen was responsible for accidentally targeting a fishing vessel during Exercise Good Hope last month. The German embassy...

Navies learn good lessons from Ex Good Hope

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Now in its third week, both the South African and German navies are learning and improving from partaking in Exercise Good Hope...

At sea exercises for Good Hope resume next week

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Exercise Good Hope is well underway with the past week spent working on sea integration training and evolutions ranging from night steaming...

The Germans have arrived

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The German Navy could not have chosen a more appropriate frigate to accompany their Task Group which arrived in Simon's Town on...

Exercise Good Hope starts on Monday

The quiet buzz around Simon's Town in anticipation of Exercise Good Hope goes up in the decibel level on Monday when a...

German Navy vessels make port call in Angola

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Three German Navy vessels, due to take part in Exercise Good Hope with the South African Navy next month, have berthed in...

SAS Spioenkop to head South African component of Ex Good Hope

With the start of the sixth Exercise Good Hope looming ever larger it appears the South African Navy will have two platforms...

Four German warships steaming to South Africa for Exercise Good Hope

The German Navy commitment to the 2015 edition of Exercise Good Hope is not confined to three frigates and a fleet auxiliary...

Exercise Good Hope Six starts on March 2

In a month's time German warships will steam into Simon's Town ahead of this year's Exercise Good Hope, the joint German/South African...

Ghana Navy receives ex-German fast attack craft

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The Ghana Navy has received two ex-German navy fast attack craft during a ceremony held at Neue Tadewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. They will...

Joint SA-German naval exercises set for later this month

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A German navy frigate is due in South Africa at the end of the month to partake in Exercise Good Hope V,...

German frigates set for Cape missile tests

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Two German frigates are in port at Simon's Town ahead of a missile firing exercise off the southern Cape. The air defence...

CASSIDIAN protects German Navy ships with the latest identification systems

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With the equipping of the frigate “Niedersachsen” in Wilhelmshaven at the beginning of September, the programme to modernise the frigates of the “Brandenburg” (F123)...