NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose in the North Atlantic

NATO’s advanced anti-submarine warfare exercise, Dynamic Mongoose will begin 13 June 2022. The exercise will see the participation of Sailors and Airmen from nine NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States including 3 submarines, 11 surface ships and 16 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Dynamic Mongoose is an exercise held in the Norwegian Sea…

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NATO Begins Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

NATO is conducting vigilance activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22), which integrates high-end maritime expeditionary strike capabilities of Sea, Air and Land assets. The activities will take place in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, from 17-31 May. In support of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, NESH 22 is the execution phase of a long…

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USS The Sullivans Conducts Port Visit in Rotterdam

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) arrived in Rotterdam, Netherlands for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Netherlands relations and strengthen NATO Alliance cohesion, March 12, 2022. The ship’s presence in the North Atlantic is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to collective defense of the European region and reinforces the strong bond between…

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Exercise Obangame Express 2022 Set to Begin

Obangame Express (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its 11th year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 11, 2022. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE22 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of…

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Exercise Tradewinds 2022 Planners Meet In Mexico

Defense and public-security planners from the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Europe met Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Chetumal, Mexico, to discuss planning details for the annual, multinational, multi-domain exercise Tradewinds. Mexico and Belize will co-host this year’s Tradewinds May 7-21, with Mexico playing host to naval exercise activities and Belize hosting the land activities. This year marks the first…

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Dutch Navy Searches for Plane Wrecks in IJsselmeer

June 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Royal Netherlands Navy is currently looking for two aircraft wrecks in the IJsselmeer. The aircraft from the Second World War must be located near Makkum. It concerns a Lancaster and a Manchester of the British Air Force. Under water, historical information will be collected all week, just like last week. The intention is…

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Forbin in Exercise Formidable Shield 21

May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Saturday May 15, 2021, after two days of operational break in compliance with the health constraints due to COVID-19, the crew of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin left the Scottish port of Fairlie to reach the area of FORMIDABLE SHIELD 21 sea demonstration and exercise, west of the Hebrides. Forbin joined the…

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ECA Group’s INSPECTOR 125-class USV for MCMV Program

March 4, 2021 – Within their Mine Countermeasures capability replacement programme, the Belgian and the Royal Netherlands navies chose the INSPECTOR 125-class USV. At the heart of the MCM mission and the centerpiece of the naval drone system, the INSPECTOR 125 combines all advantages of a sea proven and robust solution with many innovative functions. The INSPECTOR 125 USV has…

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Terma SCANTER 6000 Radar Selected for MCM Program

Leiden, 26 February 2021 – SCANTER 6000 radar solution closing the gap between standard marine navigation radars and more expensive military surveillance radar systems and secures total situational awareness on Belgian/Netherlands replacement MCMV program. As the construction of the first joint Belgian and Dutch replacement Mine Countermeasures (MCMV) vessel will start in February 2021, Terma is proud to announce that…

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