|25 Sep. 2020 ||
Major NATO maritime exercise gets underway
NATO launched one of its main maritime exercises on Friday (25 September 2020) with more than 30 ships conducting manoeuvres off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner will run until 8 October and will feature surface ships, submarines, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters from seven NATO countries.
|24 Aug. 2020 ||
US bombers arrive in Europe for training with NATO Allies and partners
Six US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota arrived at Royal Air Force Fairford in the United Kingdom on Saturday (22 August 2020). The long-planned deployment will involve flight training with NATO Allies and partners in the coming days.
|22 Jul. 2020 ||
NATO forces take part in exercise Sea Breeze in the Black Sea
Standing NATO Maritime Group Two is taking part in the multinational exercise Sea Breeze, which began on Monday (20 July 2020) in the Black Sea. The annual exercise, now in its 20th iteration, is co-hosted by the United States and Ukraine, and aims to strengthen maritime security in the Black Sea region.
|13 Jul. 2020 ||
NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose ends in the High North
NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded on Friday (10 July 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from six Allies took part in the anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare exercise.
|29 Jun. 2020 ||
NATO’s anti-submarine warfare exercise begins off coast of Iceland
NATO exercise ‘Dynamic Mongoose’ kicked off on Monday (29 June 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Naval forces from Canada, France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise, with Iceland providing logistical support. Dynamic Mongoose will involve five submarines, five ships and five maritime patrol aircraft. The submarines will take turns hunting and being hunted, closely coordinating their efforts with the air and surface participants.
|26 Jun. 2020 ||
NATO exercise helps improve interoperability for 22 nations across 10 time zones
The Coalition Warrior exercise - NATO’s largest interoperability event - drew to a successful close on Thursday (25 June 2020). The exercise, which took place virtually this year, saw participants log in from test sites in San Diego on the US West Coast all the way to Ankara, Turkey.
|24 Jun. 2020 ||
NATO and Tunisian ships exercise together in the Mediterranean
Frigates from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 exercised with two vessels from the Tunisian Navy in the waters north of Bizerte, Tunisia on Monday (22 June 2020). In a demonstration of deepening cooperation between NATO and Tunisia, the four ships performed a communication drill, followed by a series of maneuvers, and concluded by a traditional ‘sailpast’ and salute.
|08 Jun. 2020 ||
NATO navies and air forces exercise in the Baltic Sea
Around 3,000 personnel from 19 NATO Allies and partners are taking part in the annual BALTOPS naval exercise that kicked off in the Baltic Sea on Sunday (7 June 2020). The 49th BALTOPS exercise, which runs until 16 June, involves maritime and air forces with around 30 ships and submarines, and 30 aircraft. The training includes air defence, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction and mine countermeasure operations.
|15 May. 2020 ||
Baltic Sea mine warfare drill concludes
The Baltic region’s biggest annual mine counter-measures exercise – named Open Spirit – concluded on Thursday (14 May 2020). The Baltic Sea still contains explosives dating from the Second World War, and over the course of the two-week exercise, NATO minehunters helped to find and defuse 32 legacy mines, making the Baltic Sea safer. The exercise involved ten ships from five Allies: Estonia, Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Norway.
|04 May. 2020 ||
Modified exercise Spring Storm kicks off in Estonia
Allied forces have kicked off live-fire training in Estonia, as part of the annual exercise Spring Storm. Led by Estonia, Spring Storm tests the integration between NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), strengthening their ability in times of crisis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s exercise is scaled down, with around 3,200 troops participating, compared to 9,000 last year.