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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NATO Secretary General Discusses Eastern Mediterranean Situation with Erdogan

August 28, 2020 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today to discuss recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean. They also discussed exploring deconfliction mechanisms to prevent incidents and accidents. The Secretary General reiterated the importance of dialogue and de-escalation, and stressed that the situation must be resolved in a spirit of…

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FS Fulmar Returns from Canadian Arctic Exercise

August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Customary in cold waters, the Fulmar regularly deploys in the Far North, in cooperation with the allied navies of the region: the Danes in Greenland and the Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, the Fulmar sailed along the coast of Greenland to 70 ° N to harden its newly embarked sailors. The objective was…

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SNMCMG1 Rids Norwegian Fjord of Mines

August 19, 2020 – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working in Norwegian waters and contributing to the Norwegian compiled historic ordnance database. Conducted between 4-12 August, 2020 in Lofoten and Tromso areas, eight historical mines were identified, among 147 mine-like objects. In total two…

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