NATO Allies Join US Navy in Cutlass Fury Photo Exercise

September 17, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships participated in a photo exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy and other Allied navies Sept. 11 during exercise Cutlass Fury 2019. SNMG1 participants included the flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828). “Canada’s exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 is an excellent…

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US and Denmark take command of two NATO naval groups

January 16, 2019 – A US Navy Admiral has assumed command of NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1, taking over from a Royal Danish Navy Commodore. In a ceremony marking the hand-over in Copenhagen on Monday (14 January 2019), Rear Admiral Edward Cashman of the US Navy said: “The North Atlantic is a bridge that connects the Allies, not a barrier that separates them. That connectivity is even stronger today and more important than ever to our security and to our prosperity.” Rear Admiral Cashman will command the group…

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SNMG2 Visit to Oran

November 26, 2018 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Christopher Columbus” and the supply ship “Cantabria”, integrated in the SNMG-2, visited the port of Algiers. The group’s stay in Algiers has served to deepen Algeria’s relations with NATO and advance cooperation in matters of maritime security in the Mediterranean. All this within the framework of the NATO initiative “Mediterranean Dialogue” with the countries of North Africa. During his stay in port, the group received the visit of the Ambassador of Spain in Algeria, Fernando Morán Calvo-Sotelo, who also acted as NATO…

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NATO Shadowing Russian Navy

September 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – NATO ships monitor a large number of Russian naval vessels in the east of the Mediterranean. The Russian ships and submarines practice there, but also have the attention because of the Russian interference in Syria. The Dutch navy ship HNLMS De Ruyter sails as the flagship of the NATO fleet. The NATO Fleet NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is patrolling near the Russian units. This is how the ships show NATO presence and try to get behind the Russians’ intentions. Dutch Commander The air…

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