Bad Bevensen Relieving Homburg in SNMCMG1

On Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10 a.m., the mine-hunting boat “Bad Bevensen” left Kiel. For the coming months, the boat will belong to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) and will replace the “Homburg”. Under the command of Corvette Captain Christopher Fenske (37), the 42-man crew will leave for Cuxhaven to join…

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NATO Fleet Launches Explosives Tour in the North Sea

From today, NATO mine countermeasures vessels will sail the North Sea in search of explosives from the First and Second World War. The mines and bombs pose a danger to fisheries in particular. Just yesterday, the navy brought Zierikzee in position to clear a 1,000-pounder for the harbor loop of Rotterdam. This had previously been fished up by a fishing…

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Royal Navy Launches Missile from a MADFOX USV

The Royal Navy launched a missile from its autonomous boat MADFOX during NATO’s biggest autonomous war games. The navy’s innovation experts NavyX deployed to Portugal with uncrewed technology for the annual experimentation exercise. The two-week exercise aimed to test the integration of NATO systems and explore existing and new military roles for autonomy. At the centre of the Royal Navy’s…

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FS Normandie Trains With NATO

On Wednesday September 29, 2021, the Normandy multi-mission frigate (FREMM) completed its participation in the British exercise “Joint Warrior” coupled this year with the NATO exercise “Dynamic Mariner”. At the same time, the crew was doing their Operational Refresher course (RANO), testifying to their versatility and adaptability. This major exercise, organized twice a year by the United Kingdom, brought together…

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NATO Leader Stresses Need for North American Participation

On Tuesday (5 October), speaking at an event hosted by Brookings Institution and Georgetown University in Washington D.C., NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “The need for transatlantic unity is greater today than at any time since the end of the Cold War”. “We must always take our differences seriously and address them, but they do not change the big…

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30 NATO Chiefs of Defense Discuss Changing Nature of Warfare

September 18, 2021 – NATO’s thirty Chiefs of Defence gathered in Athens, Greece for the fall session of the Military Committee Conference 2021. The agenda for the Conference was challenging but necessary so that the Military Committee, in its highest format, could provide guidance to the Strategic Commanders and advice to the NATO Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council.…

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Italian Navy Submarine Rescue Exercise Held in Taranto

In Taranto, from 30 August to 9 September, the Submarine Flotilla Command hosted, for the second consecutive year, the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course . The course, the only one of its kind in NATO, responds to an important need of the international community to be ready when called upon to carry out a rescue operation on a damaged submarine in…

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Germany Taking Part in Exercise Northern Coasts 2021

From September 10, 2021, the Baltic Sea will again be the scene of one of the most important multinational exercises to improve strategic planning and tactical communication between the participating nations. The major maneuver “Northern Coasts” is an essential part of the cross-armed cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. The protection of the northern flank is an elementary focus of…

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NATO Adds 400 Bureaucrats

On 8 September 2021, Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) and marked the occasion with a ceremony presided over by its Commander, Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe. Distinguished guests included the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Tod Wolters, the German State Secretary, Thomas Silberhorn, and the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General…

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