SNMCMG1 Visits Stockholm

October 29, 2020 – Ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) ware visiting Stockholm, Sweden on 30 October as part of its routine deployment in the Baltic Sea region. The port visit in Stockholm takes place on completion of two weeks of historical ordnance disposal operations (HODOPS) in Estonian waters. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the port visit program…

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BAE Systems awarded naval guns contract for U.K.’s Type 31 frigate program

October 1, 2020 – BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Type 31 general purpose frigate program. The agreement, through a contract with Babcock International, will supply the Royal Navy with a set of advanced, multi-purpose gun systems for its fleet of five ships, with the…

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BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime…

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