NATO Trains with Japan in the Mediterranean

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships conducted joint training exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships in the Mediterranean Sea on June 6. ITS Carlo Margottini (SNMG2 flagship) and TCG Salihreis met the two Japanese ships, JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, during their transit in the Mediterranean Sea while conducting the 66th edition of the Overseas Training Cruise.…

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HMS Trent Joins NATO Task Force in the Mediterranean

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent has taken her place alongside NATO vessels in the alliance’s Mediterranean task force. For the first time this year, Trent – which largely operates in the Med and patrols a vast area from the Gulf of Guinea to the Levant – has joined Maritime Group 2, the second of NATO’s two permanent naval forces.…

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Italian & French FREMMs Conduct Joint ASW Training

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – After its participation in the NATO exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 21, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc carried out an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the Italian coast with the Italian FREMMs Alpino and Margottini on March 6 and 7. This exercise notably saw the participation of a French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 and the Italian…

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ITS Carlo Margottini Takes Part in GABIAN 2020

June 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate Carlo Margottini, has completed an intense period of training activity that has also seen her engaged abroad in the GABIAN 2020 exercise organized by the French Marine Nationale . The activity, which began with the support of the personnel of the Aeronaval Training Center of Taranto (MARICENTADD), was aimed at maintaining operational…

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