BALTOPS 22 Kicks Off in the Baltic Sea

Fourteen NATO allies, two NATO partner nations, over 45 ships, more than 75 aircraft, and approximately 7,000 personnel kick off Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 22) from Stockholm today. This premier maritime-focused annual exercise in the Baltic Region takes place June 5-17 and provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in…

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SNMCMG1 in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 22 in the Baltic Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) participated in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 22 in the Baltic Sea, May 9-20. Open Spirit is a multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation, which this year is led by the Lithuanian Navy and takes place at the Baltic Sea in the Lithuanian economic zone. SNMCMG1 comprises flagship LVNS Virsaitis (Latvia), ENS Sakala…

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Finnish Navy PASSEX With HDMS Esbern Sare in the Baltic Sea

The Navy conducted the PASSEX exercise with the Danish frigate Esbern Sare in the Baltic Sea on April 10-16, 2022. From Finland, the naval missile boat Tornio and the minesweeper Vahterpää and the Border Guard’s security aircraft Dornier took part in the training event. The purpose of the PASSEX exercise is to develop the multinational interoperability of the Navy. This…

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Latouche-Tréville Rraining With NATO Allies in the Baltic

Deployed in the Baltic Sea, the anti-submarine frigate Latouche-Tréville conducted training maneuvers on 18 March with the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare , the American destroyer USS Forrest Sherman and the British frigate HMS Richmond. These exercises make it possible to strengthen interoperability between allied navies within the NATO framework. These interactions gave rise to a series of varied exercises:…

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Germany Virtue Signals FGS Alster to the Baltic Sea

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12 p.m., the fleet service boat “Alster” will set sail for the Baltic Sea to be the eyes and ears not only for the Navy but for the entire Bundeswehr. The Oste-class fleet service craft is a reconnaissance vessel specializing in maritime and coastal surveillance. They use particularly efficient electronic, hydroacoustic and electro-optical sensors…

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Russian Baltic Fleet Deploys 20 Vessels

File photo for illustrative purposes 20 warships, boats and support vessels of the Baltic Fleet left their permanent bases and entered the designated areas of the Baltic Sea to perform tasks as part of planned combat training activities. At sea, the ships of the Baltic Fleet, united in several tactical groups, will perform tasks according to their intended purpose –…

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ORP Kormoran in Northern Coasts 2021

They searched for mines north of Öland, led the Swedish ships to the port of Västervik, repelled attacks by high-speed motor boats – these are only part of the tasks of the ORP “Kormoran” crew during the “Northern Coasts 2021”. These were the first foreign exercises for the unit. Poland was also represented during the maneuvers by the minesweeper ORP…

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Germany Taking Part in Exercise Northern Coasts 2021

From September 10, 2021, the Baltic Sea will again be the scene of one of the most important multinational exercises to improve strategic planning and tactical communication between the participating nations. The major maneuver “Northern Coasts” is an essential part of the cross-armed cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. The protection of the northern flank is an elementary focus of…

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Finnish Staff Officers for Exercise Northern Coasts 21

Two staff officers from the Navy will participate in the international Northern Coasts 21 exercise led by Sweden from 10 to 24 September. Northern Coasts 2021 is a multinational invitation exercise to NATO and NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The exercise is a combat combat exercise in nature and is carried out on the southern coast of Sweden, the southern…

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