FGS Lubeck Returnin from Last Deployment June 16th

On Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m., the “Lübeck” will return from the Aegean from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), thus closing the chapter of the Bremen-class F122 frigates in action. At the end of the year, the “Lübeck” will be decommissioned. “So soon after the last mission in the Aegean, this mission was a special challenge…

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NATO Trains with Japan in the Mediterranean

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships conducted joint training exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships in the Mediterranean Sea on June 6. ITS Carlo Margottini (SNMG2 flagship) and TCG Salihreis met the two Japanese ships, JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, during their transit in the Mediterranean Sea while conducting the 66th edition of the Overseas Training Cruise.…

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Three SNMG2 Ships Visit Malaga Before Exercise FLOTEX-22

The crews of the ‘Blas de Lezo’ and the ‘Cantabria’, integrated into the Permanent Grouping of NATO No. 2, under the operational control of the Operations Command, are scheduled to call, on June 10, in the port of Malaga along with the Canadian frigate ‘Montreal’. An entry into port before beginning its participation as SNMG-2 in the Navy exercise FLOTEX-22.…

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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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Diamond Joins NATO for Mediterranean Operations

Destroyer HMS Diamond has carried out air-defense training and patrols in the eastern Mediterranean after joining a NATO task group. The Portsmouth-based ship is currently part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, which provides security to and is ready to respond to threats in the region. She has been working alongside ships and personnel from allies such as Italy, Spain,…

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HMS Trent Joins NATO Task Force in the Mediterranean

Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Trent has taken her place alongside NATO vessels in the alliance’s Mediterranean task force. For the first time this year, Trent – which largely operates in the Med and patrols a vast area from the Gulf of Guinea to the Levant – has joined Maritime Group 2, the second of NATO’s two permanent naval forces.…

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Sixth Fleet Destroyers Join NATO Exercises

The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in multilateral exercises with Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and 2, respectively, Oct. 27-29. In the Baltic Sea, Arleigh Burke joined SNMG 1 to conduct presence operations and demonstrate NATO interoperability in the Baltic region, Oct. 29. SNMG 1 consists of Canadian…

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NATO Ships Participate in Italian Exercise Mare Aperto

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, Task Unit 02 (SNMG2 TU02) ships are participating in the Italian-led joint, maritime-focused exercise Mare Aperto 2021. Mare Aperto 2021 is an Italian exercise open to allied and NATO countries with the aim of enhancing the participating assets’ combat readiness. Mare Aperto 2021 is taking place in the waters of the Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea,…

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