SNMG1 Trains With Charles de Gaulle CSG

March 23, 2020 – French carrier strike group and its flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, trained with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) for four days last week. Their combined exercises ran between 19-22 March bringing together warships from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom on the east coast of Denmark. Naval…

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VP-4 Participates in Dynamic Manta 2020

March 11, 2020 – Crews operating Patrol Squadron (VP) 4’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft participated in Exercise Dynamic Manta 2020 (DYMA20), a NATO led maritime exercise Feb. 24 – March 6, 2020. Dynamic Manta, an annual exercise hosted by NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) took place in the Mediterranean Sea off the southern coast of Italy. The overarching purpose of the…

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Passing of Control Between Frigates in Bergen

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – As it begins the second half of its long-term deployment, FREMM Normandy has found in Bergen (Norway), the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) La Motte-Picquet also deployed on a mission. Berthed as a couple and for the first time in the history of FREMM and FASM, the two frigates joined the Norwegian port as part of…

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FS La Motte-Picquet and Normandie Train With NATO off Norway

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the beginning of February 2020, the anti-submarine frigate La Motte-Picquet and the multi-mission frigate Normandie participated in exercises Dynamic Guard and TG 20.1 with various NATO allied units (German, Danish , Dutch and Norwegian) as well as SNMG1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1). These large-scale exercises organized in Norway within the framework of…

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ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 24, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance…

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