HMS Montrose Trains in Baltic

Just days after Britain committed to closer military co-operation with nations bordering the Baltic, Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose threw herself into two weeks of training with the Finnish and Swedish Navies. The Plymouth-based frigate – fresh from shadowing Russian corvettes in the North Sea – headed to the tip of the Baltic for a two-week workout with stealth ships…

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BALTOPS 2018 Daily Update June 3

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 continued with the final day of the pre-sail planning conference with the 22 participating nations making final preparations before moving to the next phase of the operation. Vice. Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, traveled to Liepaja Naval Base, Latvia, to meet with Raimonds Bergmaniss,…

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RFS Ivan Gren Conducts Weapons Trials

The major landing ship (MLS) Ivan Gren, who is passing the plant running tests in the Baltic Sea, conducted the fires from small AK-630M artillery systems. The MLS Ivan Gren checked the functioning of the AK-630M artillery system at sea in course of preparation for firing at sea targets. Earlier, the major amphibious ship fulfilled embarkation of military equipment and…

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