BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime…

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Russian fleet monitors NATO exercises launched in Baltic Sea

June 8, 2020 – Radio SputnikThe Baltic Fleet of the Russian Federation is closely monitoring the exercises of NATO countries Baltops-2020, the Russian National Defense Management Center said on Monday. “The forces and means of the Baltic Fleet watched the exercises the US Navy and European countries Baltops-2020 held from 7 to 19 June in the waters of the southern…

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H(SW)MS Gotland Upgraded with TDNS

June 5, 2020 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS) as part the first-in-class submarine “Gotland” upgrade for the Royal Swedish Navy. Led by SAAB Kockums, the A19 submarine upgrade was a comprehensive modernization program. Included in the upgrade, TDNS with ECPINS Submarine 6.2 (ECPINS) was chosen for its world…

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SNMG2 PASSEX

June 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Wednesday 03 June 2020, a Passing Exercise between frigates HS Adrias and ITS Virginio Fasan (SNMG-2 Unit) was conducted at the sea area northwest of Crete. The exercise enhanced the operational capability and readiness of the participating units and promoted the cooperation within the NATO framework. Greek Navy photos

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FGS Fulda Returns from NATO Deployment With NO Shore Leave

June 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Fulda” mine hunting boat returned to the home port of Kiel on Friday, June 5, 2020, after a five-month NATO mission. The approximately 40-strong crew under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Mario Evaluations (32) left Kiel on January 8, 2020, after completing a demanding national and international training program. In mid-January the “Fulda” joined…

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Finland to Integrate With SNMCMG1 During Baltops 20

May 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the Baltops 20 naval exercise from 5 to 16 June 2020 at the Purunpää, which operates with NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. Baltops (from the words Baltic Operations) is an annual conscription-based naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, designed by NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Force and…

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U.S. 6th Fleet: Ready, Vigilant, On Watch

April 13, 2020 – Two U.S. 6th Fleet Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyers and a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft are operating simultaneously in different major European Seas, April 13. Rota-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) are operating in the Black and Baltic Seas, respectively, while a P-8A Poseidon, assigned to…

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