NATO Secretary General Discusses Eastern Mediterranean Situation with Erdogan

August 28, 2020 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today to discuss recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean. They also discussed exploring deconfliction mechanisms to prevent incidents and accidents. The Secretary General reiterated the importance of dialogue and de-escalation, and stressed that the situation must be resolved in a spirit of…

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FS Fulmar Returns from Canadian Arctic Exercise

August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Customary in cold waters, the Fulmar regularly deploys in the Far North, in cooperation with the allied navies of the region: the Danes in Greenland and the Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, the Fulmar sailed along the coast of Greenland to 70 ° N to harden its newly embarked sailors. The objective was…

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SNMCMG1 Rids Norwegian Fjord of Mines

August 19, 2020 – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working in Norwegian waters and contributing to the Norwegian compiled historic ordnance database. Conducted between 4-12 August, 2020 in Lofoten and Tromso areas, eight historical mines were identified, among 147 mine-like objects. In total two…

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Gromitz Deploys to SNMCMG1

(Google Translation) – On Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at 10 am, the mine-hunting boat “Grömitz” leaves its home port in Kiel. For the next two months, the boat will belong to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1). The areas of operation of the multinational NATO association include the North and Baltic Seas. After…

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HMS Trent Commissions and Deploys on Same Day

August 3, 2020 – The most important day in HMS Trent’s short service career has seen her receive her Commissioning Order in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base before departing on her first operational deployment this afternoon. She has sailed for the Mediterranean to add her weight to NATO’s ongoing maritime security operation there. Sea Guardian deters international crime and…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Concluded

July 13, 2020 – NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded on Friday (10 July 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from six Allies took part in the anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare exercise. The operations room, the room you never get to see pictures from, is the frigate’s brain. It’s almost like in the movies,…

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Trans-Atlantic Leaders Gather for Fourth Battle of the Atlantic Tabletop Exercise

July 1, 2020 – Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFCNF), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) newest operational level warfighting headquarters, in partnership with U.S. 2nd Fleet, held the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic tabletop exercise (TTX) virtually for leaders from multinational commands to discuss the future warfighting strategy in the Atlantic. Naval Warfighting Development Center (NWDC) facilitated the TTX, which…

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