NATO Maritime Groups Train with Finland and Sweden

Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are currently in the Baltic Sea to exercise and conduct port visits in Finland and Sweden. From 25 to 27 April, SNMCMG1 stopped in Turku, Finland, and practiced mine countermeasures with their Finnish counterparts. Led by Estonian Navy Commander Ott Laanemets, SNMCMG1 comprises flagship…

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NATO Ships Complete Exercise Cold Response

The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) completed participation in Norwegian-led multinational exercise Cold Response 22 on April 1. Over 30,000 troops, 50 surface and sub-surface assets and 200 Aircraft from 27 countries participated in the exercise. The training demonstrated the flexibility, capabilities and readiness in the challenging arctic…

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Several NATO Vessels Make Port Calls in Trondheim

Norway has a good training area for our allies, and several NATO vessels have trained in Norwegian waters the past weeks. Both the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) and the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) are here now, preparing for exercise Cold Response 22. This weekend SNMG1 and SNMCMG1 will have a port visit in Trondheim. SNMG1…

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NATO Completes Naval Exercise Dynamic Guard

NATO maritime Exercise Dynamic Guard 2022-01 completed off the coast of Norway, February 25. Dynamic Guard is a bi-annual, multi-national NATO electronic warfare exercise series designed to provide tactical training and help build and maintain proficiency in maritime electronic warfare and anti-ship missile defense for the NATO Response Force and NATO national units. Led by Maritime Command Headquarters (MARCOM) and…

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FGS Erfurt Joining NATO’s SNMG1 Instead of UNIFIL off Lebanon

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Erfurt” currently based in Wilhelmshaven will set sail to join Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1). The naval association is primarily responsible for controlling and protecting strategically important sea routes in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea. The K130-class corvette actually left its home port of Warnemünde…

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SNMG1 Takes Part in Exercise Arctic Dolphin 2022

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) participated in Norwegian maritime exercise Arctic Dolphin 2022 in the North Sea from Feb. 7-18. The exercise was designed to facilitate the Submarine Commander Course (SMCC), which tests, assesses, and qualifies potential new submarine commanding officers. Submarines and surface units from Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands joined SNMG1 for the exercise to strengthen interoperability…

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NATO Ships Patrol Baltic Sea

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is currently on a scheduled deployment to the Baltic Sea since 14 January. SNMG1, consisting of the Netherlands flagship HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) and the Danish frigate HDMS Peter Wilemoes, is operating in the Baltic Sea to enhance maritime situational awareness and to further improve interoperability with allies as part of a planned deployment to…

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