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Spain takes the command of SNMG2 from Italy

During a ceremony held in Rota, Spain, the Command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) was officially handed over to Spanish...

SNMCMG2 participates in Greek Exercise “Ariadne”

After the handover of the command to Greece, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) took part in their first exercise "Ariadne"...

Dynamic Mongoose 2020 Multinational Exercise Kicks off

The NATO Allied Maritime Command-led (MARCOM) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020 kicks off in the northern Atlantic Ocean on 29 June with the...

NATO Standing Maritime Group-2 conducts passing exercise with Tunisian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) assets and Tunisian Navy vessels performed a passing exercise in the Western Mediterranean Sea on 22...

Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 holds drills with Hellenic and Turkish Navies

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMCG2) performed two days of exercises in the Aegean Sea with Turkish and Greek Navies at the...

Lithuania takes the command of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1

Norwegian Commander Henning Knudsen-Hauge handed over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) to the Lithuanian Commander Audrius Venckunas...

U.S., NATO Allies Conduct Maneuvering Exercises in Black Sea

U.S. Naval forces conducted maneuvering and air defense exercises with Bulgarian, Romanian, and Turkish counterparts in the Black Sea, June 19, 2020.

Greece takes the command of SNMCMG-2 from Romania

In a ceremony held remotely due to COVID-19 measures, Romanian Commander Valentin-Catalin Vlad handed over the command of the Standing NATO Mine...

BALTOPS 2020 kicks off with the participation of 19 nations

The 49th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 2020) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, kicked off on June 7 in the...

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 holds drills with Estonia

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 wrapped up a 9-day joint training programme with the Estonian forces on 26 May 2020, NATO...

EUROMARFOR supports NATO efforts in the Mediterranean

French frigate Courbet started as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) along with ITS Carabiniere in direct support by European Maritime...

Swedish naval exercise SWENEX-2020 was conducted with the participation of NATO...

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) joined the Swedish naval exercise SWENEX, between 11 - 21 May, 2020 in the waters of...

NATO assets neutralized 32 mines during Open Spirit exercise in the...

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG-1) and Baltic Naval Squadron have during the two last week cooperated in making the Irbe...

Standing NATO Maritime Group One hold drills with Finnish Navy

NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) continued its Baltic Sea deployment and visited Helsinki, Finland between 8 and 11 May 2020....

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One participates Open Spirit-2020

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) continues its Baltic Sea deployment, taking part in the Latvia-led exercise “Open Spirit 2020” that...

Russia monitors NATO’s activities in the Barents Sea

The Russian Northern Fleet began monitoring actions of a NATO naval strike group in the Barents Sea, divided between Norwegian and Russian...

UPDATE: Royal Canadian Navy’s Helicopter Accident

The news from the Ionian sea on April 29 burned everyone's heart. A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed into the sea near the...

NATO helicopter crashes in the Ionian Sea near the Greek island...

A NATO helicopter crashed into the sea near the Greek island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. This was reported by the...

NATO SNMCMG-1 participates in Finnish Naval Drills

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) is training with the Finnish Navy over two days between 27-28 April, 2020, NATO Maritime...

NATO SNMG-1 and SNMCMG-1 conduct exercise in Denmark-Norway region

While many exercises and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak, NATO assets keep exercising. The two Standing NATO Maritime Forces...

NATO SNMG-2 assets conduct exercise after returning the Mediterranean Sea

As many activities have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak all around the world, the units of Standing NATO Maritime Group...

NATO SNMG-1 participates UK-led Joint Warrior Exercise

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in UK-led exercise Joint Warrior, wrapping up on 9th April, NATO Maritime Command has announced.

NATO SNMG-2 units make a port visit Poti/Georgia

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) units are visiting the Georgian port of Poti between 7-9 April in coordination with the Georgian...

NATO assets clear historic sea-mines along French Coast

One of NATO`'s four standing multinational maritime groups, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has recently conducted a Historical Ordnance...

NATO SNMG-2 holds drills with Romanian assets in the Black Sea

As part of their deployment to the Black Sea, the five Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships exercised with the Romanian...

Standing Maritime Groups of NATO hold combined drills off the coast...

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have performed a combined training exercise with the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) mine...

NATO Forces enter the Black Sea to conduct drills with Georgia

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) units entered the Black Sea on Monday, 23 March for routine operations in the area, including...

NATO forces conduct drills with French Carrier Strike Group

French carrier strike group and its flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, trained with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1)...

NATO’s Advanced ASW Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA-2020 kicks off in Sicily

NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily, NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) has announced via official...

Canada handed over command of SNMG-2 to Italy

According to the announcement of NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) on 16 December, with a ceremony held at the Taranto Naval Base in...

U.S. handovers the command of SNMG-1 to Norway

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) has changed its command from the United States to Norway, NATO MARCOM announced on 9th December. Royal...

Turkey-led INVITEX “Dogu Akdeniz-2019” Kicks off at East Mediterranean

Amid the conflicts over the east Mediterranean, Turkey-hosted multinational invitation exercise (INVITEX) "Dogu Akdeniz-2019" has commenced at Aksaz Naval Base on 9th...

Trident Jupiter 2019 Computer Based Exercise Commences at NATO JWC

TRIDENT JUPITER 19-1, a two-level (strategic/operational) Computer-Assisted Command Post Exercise involving personnel from more than 30 NATO Member and Partner Nations, as...

NATO Maritime Groups Changed Flagships

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) both transitioned flagship duties during a port visit to...

Next mission for NATO SNMG-1: Exercise Dynamic Mongoose

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), currently composed of the U.S. flagship guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely, British frigate HMS Westminster, and Turkish...

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Black Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in the Black Sea on Feb 19, after a four day port visit in...

SNMG1 Prepares For Dynamic Guard

Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), under the command of U.S. Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, is in Bergen for a scheduled port...

Chemring revealed a new 130 mm RF decoy

UK-based Chemring Countermeasures in cooperation with Japan IHI Aerospace has revealed a new 130 mm radio frequency (RF) decoy. Given the name TORERO, the new...

U.S. Forces Ready for NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18

More than 14,000 U.S. service members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will take part in Exercise Trident Juncture 18,...

The SOCCE duty will be assumed by Turkish Navy for one...

NATO Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) Special Operations Command Control Element (SOCCE) reaches Full Operational Capability.  On Sept.20, under MARCOM and SOCCE control, an opposed...

Mine Counter Measures Exercise DYNAMIC MOVE 18-2 Underway

The second part of NATO mine countermeasures leadership exercise Dynamic Move 18 started in La Spezia, Italy September 3 with 60 navy personnel and...

Russian armed forces conducting huge military drills with missile launches at...

Russian armed forces conducting huge military drills with missile launches at the Black Sea region, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced in an 11 July...

French Navy Arrives in Israel for First Joint Exercises in Decades

French Navy Arrives in Israel for First Joint Exercises in Decades The Israel Navy has participated in joint naval exercises with the French Navy for...

USS Mount Whitney ?? enters BlackSea for Exercise Sea Breeze. 

The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) entered the Black Sea July 7, 2018, to conduct maritime security operations...

NATO Seasparrow conducts successful flight test of ESSM Block 2

The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted a successful flight test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2, intercepting a BQM-74E aerial target,...

Bulava missile accepted for service by the Russian Navy

The D-30 missile system including R-30 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, has been accepted for service by the Russian Navy following successful tests, according to...

NATO Dynamic Mongoose 2018 exercise is scheduled for June 25 to...

Dynamic Mongoose is the second annual NATO-led maritime Anti-Submarine Warfare interoperability exercise and Norway is the host nation. After Dynamic Manta, conducted in the...

Turkish mine hunter TCG AKÇAY, discovered a sea mine in...

During routine mine countermeasure training in the Black Sea on 7th February 2018, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) ship, Turkish mine hunter...

Romania’s Defence minister announces plans for locally-built submersible.

Romania's Defence minister announces plans for locally-built submersible. For the first time in decades, the Black Sea will once again be patrolled by a Romanian...

Albania’s patrol vessel Butrint, left Pashaliman harbor for Aegean Sea,...

Albania's patrol vessel Butrint,  left Pashaliman harbor for Aegean Sea, to help in a NATO mission there. It is the second ship the Albanian Navy...

HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in...

HMCS St. John's to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation A departure ceremony is being held on the Halifax waterfront today (Jan...

SNMG1 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

Commodore Søren Thinggaard Larsen of the Royal Danish Navy assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from Commodore Petter Kammerhuber of the...

Belgian Navy took command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One...

Belgian Navy took command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) from Latvian Navy on Jan 16,  in a ceremony in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Standing...

How Canada’s navy celebrated Christmas 7,000 km from home

How Canada's navy celebrated Christmas 7,000 km from home HMCS Charlottetown received two shipping containers full of gifts, treats and Christmas decorations. The Canadian frigate's crew...

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has set off from Portsmouth to join SNMCMG1

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has set off from Portsmouth  to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) as part of a three-month deployment...

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan heads for NATO SNMG2 deployment

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan heads for NATO SNMG2 deployment Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan got underway from naval base Portsmouth on December...

Eurosam and Aselsan, Roketsan sign agreement to conduct study for Turkey’s...

On January 05, Turkey awarded a contract to the Franco-Italian air defence consortium Eurosam as well as Turkish firms Aselsan and Roketsan to jointly...

HMS Ocean arrives home after NATO and humanitarian relief operations

Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean arrived in Devonport on Dec 19, after today's forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward...

Alion submits proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada submitted a proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program on November 30. “Our solution...

NATO SNMCMG2 Participates in Turkish-led Exercise NUSRET 2017

 Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) is participating in the Turkish-led maritime exercise NUSRET 2017 in the Aegean Sea off Canakkale, Turkey. SNMCMG2, consisting...

Canadian Surface Combatant Project

Canada's Combat Ship Team: BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics Join Forces to Deliver Canadian Surface Combatant Proposal  Two...

NATO Maritime Groups Participate in Greek-led Exercise NIRIIS 2017

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) are participating in the Greek-led maritime exercise NIRIIS 2017 just...

German frigate FGS Lübeck returned from SNMG2 deployment

German frigate FGS Lübeck returned from SNMG2 deployment on Nov 10. The ship and her 200 crew are  entered their homeport of Wilhelmshaven after two...
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