April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – France takes command of the Standing NATO Maritime Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) as of April 23, 2021.
The Somme Command and Supply Building (BCR) will be the flagship and will house the SNMCMG2 staff until June 24, 2021.
This is the first time that France has taken command of one of NATO’s 4 permanent naval groups : the Standing Naval Forces (SNF).
From April 25, 2021, SNMCMG2 participate in an exercise with the objective of ‘ am é improve the coop e ration between unites e s and e mining majors States war of ‘ Alliance.
On April 23, 2021, Wing Vice-Admiral Didier Piaton, Deputy Commander of NATO Maritime Command, will have Commander Grégory Guiran, current Commander of BCR Somme , Commander of Standing NATO Maritime Countermeasures Group 2, recognized. SNMCMG2 is one of NATO’s 4 permanent naval groups: the Standing Naval Forces .
SNMCMG2 is a NATO mine warfare group made up of units from different nations belonging to NATO and deployed for varying durations (typically 1 to 6 months). The Orion tripartite minehunter is currently integrated into this group.
The SNMCMG2 operates in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and trains during various exercises organized by the riparian countries in which the group usually stops. This process provides NATO with permanence at sea and a means of rapid reaction in the event of a real “mine” threat.
From April 25, 2021, the SNMCMG2, commanded by Commander Grégory Guiran will integrate the major annual exercise organized by Spain: SPANISH MINEX.
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