Russian Response to BALTOPS

June 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – In order to promptly respond to possible emergencies and threats to navigational safety of civilian shipping in the Baltic Sea area, the forces and facilities of the Baltic Fleet carry out a set of measures to control the joint exercises of the combined naval forces of NATO Baltops-2019.

In the southern part of the Baltic Sea, participants in the NATO naval exercises are working on practical episodes related to the radio suppression of radar and radio navigation systems.

In order to detect threats to navigation safety, civilian ships associated with the use of electronic warfare by NATO ships, involved by the units of the Baltic Fleet, monitor the radio-electronic situation in the exercise area.

In the NATO naval exercises Baltops-2019, sixteen NATO countries’ ships and aircraft take part (Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the USA, Turkey, France, Estonia) and NATO partner countries – Finland, Sweden.