|18 Nov. 2022 ||
Five NATO aircraft carriers hold drills in major naval deployment
NATO navies are holding manoeuvres in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea throughout November, bringing together five aircraft carriers, numerous warships and thousands of sailors. Carrier activities will include anti-submarine and air warfare drills, deck-to-deck aircraft transfers and at-sea resupplying.
|20 Oct. 2022 ||
Australian Air Force completes NATO deployment in Mediterranean
A Royal Australian Air Force P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft successfully concluded its participation in NATO’s Sea Guardian mission on Friday (14 October 2022).
|07 Oct. 2022 ||
NATO forces participate in UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior
More than 11,000 personnel from NATO countries are participating in UK-led Exercise Joint Warrior. Taking place from 1 to 12 October, the biannual exercise includes defence against simulated attacks above, on, and below the water – extending from Cape Wrath and the Hebrides in the north, to the North Sea and the western Channel.
|16 Sep. 2022 ||
NATO exercises with new maritime unmanned systems
Around 1,500 military and civilian personnel from NATO and partner countries are gathering in Portugal this month for two maritime exercises aimed at testing the interoperability of new maritime unmanned systems. Both exercises are being held in areas around the Troia Peninsula.
|11 Aug. 2022 ||
NATO ships wrap up exercises in eastern Mediterranean
After a week and a half of exercises in the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) is in port after its deployment, and resupplying in Souda Bay, Crete.
|22 Jun. 2022 ||
Allied air and naval units working together to protect the Western Mediterranean Sea
Air and naval units from Canada, Italy, Portugal and Spain are currently carrying out patrols across the Western Mediterranean, as part of the NATO-led Operation Sea Guardian, to monitor sea lines of communication and localized traffic patterns in international waters in coordination with national navies, deter terrorism, and mitigate the risk of threats to security in the Mediterranean Sea.
|09 Jun. 2022 ||
NATO trains with Japan in the Mediterranean
NATO vessels from Italy and Türkiye conducted training exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships in the Mediterranean Sea this week. The Italian Navy's ITS Margottini and the Turkish Navy's TCG Salihreis, both assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, met with the JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, including for a personnel exchange and a manoeuvring exercise. Cooperation between NATO and Japan has grown broader and deeper over the years, including in the areas of maritime security, cyber defence, and non-proliferation.
|07 Jun. 2022 ||
16 NATO Allies and partners take part in exercise BALTOPS 22
Fourteen NATO allies along with two NATO partner nations, Finland and Sweden, are currently participating in the exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 22) with over 45 ships, more than 75 aircraft and 7,500 personnel.
|18 May. 2022 ||
US carrier group, amphibious assault ship placed under NATO command
The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group and other US naval vessels have come under NATO command as part of a series of major military drills in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas.
|29 Apr. 2022 ||
NATO maritime groups train with Finland and Sweden
Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are currently in the Baltic Sea to exercise and conduct port visits in Finland and Sweden.