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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Frigate Schleswig-Holstein Deploys on NATO Aegean Patrol

On Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10 o’clock, the motto for the frigate “Schleswig-Holstein” and its crew is “cast off”. She is leaving her home port of Wilhelmshaven to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). When it arrives in the Aegean Sea, it will take over from the “Lübeck” frigate, which will then begin its journey home…

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Germany Details Non-Combat NATO Mission the in the Aegean Sea

(Google Translation) – Since February 2016, NATO has been helping to improve the exchange of information between the Greek and Turkish coast guards and the EU border protection agency Frontex European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Aegean Sea. This is necessary in order to optimize the action taken by the national authorities against smugglers and their networks. For…

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