|08 Feb. 2021 ||
NATO maritime patrol underway in the Western Mediterranean
NATO has started its first focused maritime patrol of 2021 in the western Mediterranean. As part of NATO’s Sea Guardian operation, NATO ships will conduct routine counter-terrorism patrols and train with Allies and partners in the region. The ships will also hold a planned port visit in Tangiers, Morocco. Sea Guardian focused patrols are carried out six times a year in a designated geographic area of the Mediterranean. As part of the mandate, NATO vessels also interact with commercial ships to assess current maritime trends and share situational awareness.
|28 Jan. 2021 ||
NATO Allied ships, aircraft patrol the Black Sea
United States Navy destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea on Thursday (28 January 2021) to conduct routine maritime security operations and to train with Allies and partners in the region. Porter is the third US navy ship to enter the Black Sea in recent days, joining guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook and replenishment oiler USNS Laramie.
|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.
|20 Aug. 2020 ||
NATO ships clear historic ordnance in the waters of northern Norway
Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation along the north coast of Norway, in the Lofoten and Tromso areas, making them safer for fishermen, merchant shipping, underwater operations and civilian installations.
|14 Aug. 2020 ||
NATO maritime and air forces train in the Baltic Sea
Allied ships and aircraft conducted air-maritime integration training in the Baltic Sea on Thursday (13 August 2020). En route to a port visit in Riga, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 vessels HMCS Toronto and NRP Corte Real conducted air defence training with Spanish F-18 and French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets participating in NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission. A NATO AWACS aircraft was on-site, providing surveillance of the ships' movements.
|29 Jul. 2020 ||
Meet Michael Brasseur, a US Navy officer promoting use of drones to protect the seas
Michael Brasseur is a naval warfare expert at the US Mission to NATO. This former captain of two warships who has sailed and served all over the world, now works at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Together with experts from other NATO Allies, he is working to help enhance the Alliance’s technological edge on critical maritime capabilities.
|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.
|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.