Dynamic Mariner Brings Together Seven NATO Nations

September 25, 2020 – Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner-20 (DYMR20) off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner tests NATO’s Response Force Maritime Component (NRF/M) and interoperability with NATO forces, enhancing flexibility and improving the ability to work together among Allied nations. It runs between 28 September and 8 October 2020. The exercise brings…

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Exercise Joint Warrior

Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from other nations. This massive multinational war exercise involves warships, aircraft, marines and troops from UK, NATO and allied forces. The exercise doesn’t only allow participating units to hone their specialist roles within…

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NATO’s new Atlantic command declared operational

September 17, 2020 – NATO’s new Atlantic Command was declared operational in a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday (17 September 2020). Joint Force Command Norfolk, established to protect sea lanes between Europe and North America, is the first NATO headquarters dedicated to the Atlantic since 2003. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the milestone, saying: “NATO is a transatlantic…

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Northern Fleet Keeps Track of NATO Group in Barents Sea

September 8, 2020 (TASS) – Russia’s Northern Fleet keeps track of the USS Ross destroyer-led NATO group in the Barents Sea, the National Defense Control Center told the media on Tuesday. “The Northern Fleet is monitoring NATO’s group led by the USS Ross destroyer of the US Navy, which entered the Barents Sea on September 7, 2020,” the Defense Control…

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Already Drowning in Bureaucracy, NATO Creates More

September 9, 2020 – The Royal Navy has committed to supporting Germany setting up a new headquarters for NATO operations. It has signed a binding agreement with its continental counterpart – which includes providing a liaison officer to the new German Maritime Force (DEU MARFOR) taking shape in Rostock. From the middle of this decade, the headquarters will not only…

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HMS Trent Joins NATO Illegal Immigrant Patrol

September 3, 2020 – HMS Trent has been busy supporting NATO as she continues operations in the Mediterranean. Following her first foreign port visit to Gibraltar, the Offshore Patrol Vessel sailed to join Operation Sea Guardian tasked with deterring, detecting and disrupting illegal activity. For the ship’s company, this involved scanning the horizon for suspicious vessels and reporting anything untoward…

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L3Harris Technologies Awarded International Sonar System Program

September 2, 2020 – L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to deliver two Low-Frequency Active Towed Sonar (LFATS) systems to a NATO member. The LFATS system is used on ships to detect, track and engage all types of submarines. L3Harris specifically designed the system to perform at a lower operating frequency against modern diesel-electric submarine threats. “This award…

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SNMG1 Trains With Lithuanian Navy

September 2, 2020 – Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 has concluded a complex set of training exercises with several ships from the Lithuanian Navy, running 20-28 August 2020 in the Baltic Sea. The training focused on multiple warfare areas including search and rescue, damage control, vessel in distress, air defense and anti-submarine warfare. Exercises involved surface and air assets from…

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