SNMG2 Operation in Eastern Mediterranean

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 led by flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), are conducting their routine deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. SNMG2 comprises the U.S. Flagship, Spanish Navy ESPS Juan De Borbon, French Navy FS Provence, Hellenic Navy HS Kountouriotis, Italian Navy ITS Vulcano and ITS Federico Martinengo, and Turkish…

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NATO Ships Train With Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group

Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 and the U.S. Navy’s Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) augmented by frigate ITS Alpino (F594) conducted joint maritime and air defense exercises on July 24 while operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The collaboration demonstrated the interoperable and interchangeable capabilities and strength of NATO’s maritime force. SNMG2 is a maritime task group comprised…

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ITS Federico Martinengo and Vulcano Join SNMG2

In recent days, the frigate Federico Martinengo and the logistic support unit Vulcano, left the Taranto source to head towards the Eastern Mediterranean as part of the aggregation to Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) led, starting from 1 July last, by Rear Admiral Michael Scott Sciretta (US Navy), the latter embarked on the USS Forrest Sherman destroyer , the…

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Vulcano Delivered to Italian Navy

March 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – This morning, at the Naval Integrated Shipyard Fincantieri del Muggiano (SP), the delivery ceremony to the Navy of the new offshore logistic support unit LSS (Logistic Support Ship) VULCANO took place, commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the Navy fleet renewal plan. Launched on 22 June 2018, the ship was built in two main…

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