NATO Ships Conduct Port Visit in Algiers

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG-2) visited Algiers, Algeria, from June 4-7 and conducted a subsequent Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with Algerian navy units in the vicinity of Algiers. SNMCMG2 crewmembers participated in several activities during the port visit organized by Algerian Naval Force personnel, fostering positive relations between NATO and its partner nation. Commander, SNMCMG2 Spanish Navy Captain Javier…

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SNMCMG2 Celebrates Spain’s 40th Anniversary in NATO

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) commemorated 40 years since Spain joined NATO while underway in the Mediterranean Sea, May 30. Spain joined NATO on May 30, 1982, becoming the 16th nation to join the Alliance. SNMCMG2 currently comprises flagship ESPS Meteoro (P41) and FGS Bad Rappenau (M1067). Under the command of Spanish Navy Captain Javier Nuñez de Prado,…

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NATO Ships Participate in Italian Mine Warfare Exercise 22

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participated in Exercise Mare Aperto-Italian Mine Warfare Exercise 22 (ITA MINEX-22) in the Mediterranean Sea May 13-27. Exercise Mare Aperto-ITA MINEX 22 was an opportunity for NATO to enhance its mine countermeasures skills during realistic, complex, and challenging scenarios with the aim of increasing combat readiness while assuring Allies of NATO’s commitment to…

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SNMCMG2 Took Part in SPANISH MINEX-22

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) joined the Spanish Navy’s major annual mine warfare exercise, SPANISH MINEX-22, in Balearic Islands, Spain, April 25 to May 6. Under the command of Spanish Navy Captain Javier Nuñez de Prado, SNMCMG2 comprises ESPS Meteoro (Flagships) and four mine countermeasures vessels: FGS Bad Rappenau (Germany), ITS Numana (Italy) HS Evropi (Greece) and FS…

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ITS Termoli Completes Exercise ARIADNE 2021

April 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Nave Termoli, Minehunter of the Italian Navy attached to theStanding NATO Mine CounterMeasure Group 2( SNMCMG2 ), completed the ARIADNE 2021 exercise , held in the waters off the port of Patras (Greece), with the aim of training and evaluating interoperability between Allied forces in a multi-threat environment, with particular attention to mine countermeasures…

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FS Orion Deploys to SNMCMG2

March 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – Since March 22, the Orion Tripartite Mine Hunter (CMT) has been part of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) . SNMCMG2 is a NATO mine warfare group currently commanded by Turkish captain Yusuf Karagulle. It is made up of units from different nations belonging to NATO and deployed over varying durations (generally…

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Turkey Takes Command of SNMCMG2

February 19, 2021 – On 20 February 2021, Turkey took over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). The virtual Change of Command was held on 19 February, led by Vice Admiral Keith Blount, Commander of Maritime Command, and the ceremony took place in Istanbul, Turkey with the participation of core personnel of the flagship TCG Sokullu…

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