Slovenian Navy

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Slovenian Naval detachment
Slovenska Mornarica
Sign of Slovenian Army.svg
the identification flag
Founded 1991
Country Slovenia
Allegiance NATO
Branch Sea territory defence
Role Defending the sovereignty of the Slovenian sea
Part of Slovenian Army
Command HQ Slovenski pomorščaki Ankaran
Equipment 2 vessels
Engagements

Slovenian War of Independence

Operation Atalanta
Insignia
Naval Ensign Flag of Slovenia.svg
Naval Jack [1] Naval Jack of Slovenia.svg

The Slovenian Navy is not a separate service, but an integral part of the Slovenian Armed Forces. The only Slovenian naval unit is the 430th Naval Division (430. mornariški divizion).

Naval detachment[edit]

The Slovenian navy was built from scratch following independence in 1991, as the Territorial Defense Forces of Slovenia had not been equipped with any maritime assets. No significant action of the Ten-Day War occurred at sea. In 1991, a small diving detachment was formed in Ankaran, equipped with sport-diving equipment because of the UN arms embargo against the former Yugoslav republics. After the embargo was lifted in 1996, Slovenia bought a single Israeli-built IAI-Ramta Super Dvora Mk2-class patrol boat, named Ankaran after the coastal town. In 2008, the Ministry of Defense announced that Slovenia would procure one Russian Project 10412 patrol boat, offered in payment of a multi-million dollar debt owed to Slovenia.[2] The vessel was subsequently named Triglav, after the mountain and national symbol. Specially equipped for Slovenian needs, it is optimized for a patrol role and lacks the anti-ship missiles of the version in service with the Russian Navy.[3]

Deployments[edit]

The Slovenian Patrol boat Triglav has been sent to east Sicily in late 2013 to assist Italy with refugees from Africa

Vessel Name Photo Origin Type Version Number Notes
Super Dvora Mk II Ankaran HPL-21 Ankaran.jpg  Israel patrol boat Standard 1
Project 10412 Triglav Triglavship.jpg  Russia patrol ship Export version 1

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