SNMG2 Returns to Black Sea

March 12, 2021 – Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) will enter the Black Sea on 12 March 2021 for the first time this year to conduct further routine operations and to participate in a regional exercise organised by the Romanian Navy. SNMG2, composed of ESPS Cristobal Colon (flagship), BGS Smeli, ROS Regina Maria and TCG Kemalreis, will enter the…

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Submarines Kolpino & Velikiy Novgorod Exercising in the Black Sea

March 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – The crews of the submarines “Kolpino” and “Veliky Novgorod” of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) went to sea to conduct a joint exercise. The exercise is carried out in accordance with the plan for combat training of the submarine forces of the fleet at sea ranges in the Black Sea. Before going…

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NATO Conducts Exercise on Southeastern Flank

March 4, 2021 – Aircraft and ships from multiple Allied nations conducted a complex multi-domain mission stretching from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea March 3rd. In the early morning, two French Navy Rafale fighters and an E-2 Hawkeye tactical battle management airborne early warning, command and control aircraft took off from the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle sailing…

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Friendship Bridge – 2020 Completes at Novorossiysk

November 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The joint exercise “Bridge of Friendship – 2020” between the Russian Navy and the Naval Forces (Navy) of the Arab Republic of Egypt has ended at the Black Sea Fleet. The objectives of the exercise, which took place for the first time in the Black Sea, were to strengthen and develop military cooperation between…

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