NATO Allies Join US Navy in Cutlass Fury Photo Exercise

September 17, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships participated in a photo exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy and other Allied navies Sept. 11 during exercise Cutlass Fury 2019. SNMG1 participants included the flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828). “Canada’s exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 is an excellent…

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NRP D Francisco de Almeida Departs for FOST

May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate D. Francisco de Almeida left this morning from Lisbon Naval Base for England, where he will participate in Operational Sea Training (OST), from May 9 to June 13, 2019. FOST traditionally stands as an important milestone in the process of preparing the Portuguese naval units to prepare ships to operate in high-level scenarios. complexity, to the maximum extent of their capabilities, including the full spectrum and environments of naval operations, maximizing their combat capability, especially defense against terrorist attacks that occur from…

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Portuguese Navy Undertaking Exercise INSTREX 2018

Google Translate In the 2018 edition of the INSTREX exercise, various naval assets will be involved, including the Royal-frigate, which will be the FNP’s flagship, the frigate D. Francisco de Almeida and the Arpão submarine together with a Marine Force ( Landing Force), two Divers Detachments and a Detachment of Special Actions, involving about 660 Portuguese Navy soldiers. Also the Portuguese Air Force will participate in the exercise. On board the NRP Corte-Real will be embarked the Commander of the Portuguese Naval Force, Captain-of-sea-and-war Diogo Arroteia, and its Force Staff.…

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