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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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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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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France Took Part in International Maritime Exercise

The International Maritime Exercise (IMX22) took place in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean from January 31 to February 18, 2022. Hosted by the United States Fifth Fleet Command (C5F ), it brought together nine thousand sailors from sixty different nations and international organizations, engaged on board more than 30 ships. Following different operational scenarios, the participants conducted…

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NATO Begins ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta

NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, Dynamic Manta, kicked off on Monday (21 February 2022) off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from nine Allied nations converged in the central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare training. Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in…

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Exercise Tradewinds 2022 Planners Meet In Mexico

Defense and public-security planners from the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Europe met Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Chetumal, Mexico, to discuss planning details for the annual, multinational, multi-domain exercise Tradewinds. Mexico and Belize will co-host this year’s Tradewinds May 7-21, with Mexico playing host to naval exercise activities and Belize hosting the land activities. This year marks the first…

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Multinational Maritime Cooperation Tested in Southern Portugal

​The Navy organizes, from October 25-29th in the areas south of Portimão, the exercise SEABORDER21 whose objective is to train techniques, tactics and procedures of maritime security operations for the exercise of State authority at sea , as well as strengthening cooperation between the Armed Forces of the 10 participating countries. The exercise will feature eight ships and two maritime…

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