NATO Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 22 Concludes

NATO-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded today in the High North. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from nine Allied nations exercised in the Norwegian Sea for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training from 13 to 24 June. The exercise had the participation of Sailors and Airmen from nine NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and…

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Baltic Maneuvers: After BALTOPS is Before BALTOPS

Sixteen NATO allies and partners formally ended their two-week major naval exercise in Kiel on June 17 . Two weeks of intensive training lay behind them. Only 50 weeks remain until Baltic Operations 2023. “BALTOPS 2022, with its high level of complexity, has tested our collective readiness and adaptability,” said Vice Admiral Eugene Black, commander of the 6th US Fleet…

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Royal Navy Completes NATO Mission in the Baltic Sea

Royal Navy warships alongside NATO allies have shown the alliance’s staunch commitment to Baltic security during the largest military exercises in the region this year. Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender provided the firepower and leading-edge technology, while six of the smallest craft in the Royal Navy’s inventory – Archer, Charger, Explorer, Exploit, Ranger and Smiter – provided the speed,…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose in the North Atlantic

NATO’s advanced anti-submarine warfare exercise, Dynamic Mongoose will begin 13 June 2022. The exercise will see the participation of Sailors and Airmen from nine NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States including 3 submarines, 11 surface ships and 16 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Dynamic Mongoose is an exercise held in the Norwegian Sea…

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BALTOPS 22 to Kick Off in June

Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 22, the 51st iteration of the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place from June 5-17. Fourteen NATO Allies, two NATO partner nations, over 45 ships, more than 75 aircraft, and approximately 7,000 personnel will participate in BALTOPS 22. BALTOPS 22 provides a unique training opportunity that strengthens combined response capability critical to preserving the…

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Nordic Support for Finland and Sweden

‘Finland’s and Sweden’s security is important to our security. Together with Denmark and Iceland, Norway stands ready to assist its Nordic neighbors by all means necessary should they be the victim of aggression on their territory before obtaining NATO membership,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. The prime ministers of Denmark, Iceland and Norway issued a joint statement welcoming the…

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NATO Begins Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

NATO is conducting vigilance activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22), which integrates high-end maritime expeditionary strike capabilities of Sea, Air and Land assets. The activities will take place in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, from 17-31 May. In support of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, NESH 22 is the execution phase of a long…

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USS The Sullivans & USS Donald Cook Arrive in Copenhagen

USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark for a scheduled port visits to enhance U.S.-Danish relations and build NATO Alliance cohesion, March 21, 2022. The ships’ presence in the Baltic Sea is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to the collective defense of the European region as it reinforces the…

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Exercise Obangame Express 2022 Set to Begin

Obangame Express (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its 11th year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 11, 2022. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE22 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of…

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Arctic Council March 3rd Statement on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

“Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States condemn Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and note the grave impediments to international cooperation, including in the Arctic, that Russia’s actions have caused. “We remain convinced of the enduring value of the Arctic Council for circumpolar cooperation and reiterate our support for this institution and its work.…

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