HMS Kent concludes cold-weather operations in the Arctic

May 8, 2020 – HMS Kent will today leave the Barents Sea after seven days of cold-weather operations in the icy waters of the Arctic Circle. While many in the Armed Forces rightly continue to focus on supporting the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ship’s company of HMS Kent have contributed to the Royal Navy’s commitment to global…

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US & UK Conduct Arctic ASW Exercise

May 1, 2020 – U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the U.K., above the Arctic Circle, May 1, 2020. Four ships from two nations, a U.S. submarine, and a U.S. P8-A worked together, in the Norwegian Sea, to conduct training in the challenging conditions in the Arctic. For the exercise, Arleigh Burke-class Aegis…

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U.S. 6th Fleet: Ready, Vigilant, On Watch

April 13, 2020 – Two U.S. 6th Fleet Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyers and a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft are operating simultaneously in different major European Seas, April 13. Rota-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) are operating in the Black and Baltic Seas, respectively, while a P-8A Poseidon, assigned to…

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SNMG1 Takes Part in Joint Warrior

April 9, 2020 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in UK-led exercise Joint Warrior, wrapping up on Thursday. Usually one of the largest maritime exercises in the year, Joint Warrior in the United Kingdom (UK), has been de-scoped due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak. The exercise ran for two weeks, wrapping up on 9 April 2020. SNMG1 staff…

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