|31 Oct. 2019 ||
NATO ships test next generation of electronic warfare defences
Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defences.
|18 Sep. 2019 ||
Why is it important to safeguard free access to the seas? Discover the role of a NATO maritime expert
Paul Beckley grew up in Long Island in south-eastern New York State. When he was a young boy, he liked watching the fishing boats entering the marina. “I loved the smell of the salt air,” says Paul. “Few years after, I joined the US Naval Academy. I was 18 years old.”
|06 Sep. 2019 ||
NATO navies arrive in Halifax for Cutlass Fury, largest such naval exercise in decades
Around 2,800 sailors and airmen from eight nations are gathering in Halifax on Friday (6 September 2019) for Cutlass Fury 2019 – the largest Canadian-led naval exercise to take place off Canada’s east coast in decades. The eleven-day exercise will begin on Monday, bringing together 20 ships and 36 aircraft in the waters off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Training will include air defence, defence against attack from enemy navy vessels, air-to-air combat and defence against submarines.
|03 Sep. 2019 ||
Over 40 ships begin exercise Northern Coasts in the Baltic Sea
Around 3,000 troops and more than 40 vessels from 18 nations are taking part in the annual Northern Coasts naval exercise that starts on 3 September in Copenhagen harbour. Northern Coasts will take place near the Danish straits connecting the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, as well as between Kiel and Bornholm. It will run until 19 September.
|30 Jul. 2019 ||
NATO maritime groups change flagships
Two of NATO's standing maritime task groups changed flagship duties during a port visit to Rota, Spain on Friday (26 July 2019). Standing NATO Maritime Group One is now led by the United States' guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley, and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two is now led by the Canadian frigate HMCS Halifax. Since the beginning of the year, the groups have completed patrols and exercises in the North Atlantic as well as the Mediterranean, Norwegian, North, Black and Baltic Seas.
|19 Jul. 2019 ||
NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea
Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.
|04 Jul. 2019 ||
NATO fleet enters Black Sea for exercises
One of NATO’s standing naval groups entered the Black Sea on Tuesday (2 July 2019). Over the coming weeks, NATO Standing Maritime Group Two – including ships from Canada, Romania, Turkey and the UK – will conduct routine maritime security operations and exercises with NATO Allies and partners.
|07 Jun. 2019 ||
NATO navies test readiness in Baltic Sea
Around 8,600 U.S. and European troops from 18 nations are taking part in the annual BALTOPS naval exercise that starts on Sunday (9 June) in Germany’s Baltic Sea port of Kiel. The 47th BALTOPS exercise involves maritime, air and ground forces with about 50 ships and submarines and 40 aircraft and will run through 21 June. The training includes finding and destroying sea mines and submarines, the use of air defence and landing troops onshore as well as defence against attack from enemy navy vessels.
|12 Apr. 2019 ||
NATO ships exercise with Romanian Navy in the Black Sea
Sea Shield 2019, an annual Romanian-led naval exercise, wrapped up in the Black Sea on Friday (12 April 2019). The exercise, which began on 5 April, involved more than 20 ships and crews from Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, the Netherlands and Turkey, as well as Maritime Patrol Aircraft from the United States and Turkey. Five ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the exercise.
|01 Apr. 2019 ||
NATO ships visit Ukraine and Georgia
Today, ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) are conducting port visits to Odesa, Ukraine and Poti, Georgia.