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  • 22 October 2019

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) recently concluded operations above the Arctic Circle while monitoring Russian maritime activity on Oct. 16. The service said the ship’s presence in the Arctic Circle reinforced the United States’ commitment to regional security and stability, as well as the Navy’s ability to deploy to […]

  • 30 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) departed Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 26, concluding a four-day port visit that was part of U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build maritime global partnerships with European nations, and improve maritime safety and security. While in port, Carr hosted a reception and conducted ship tours for civilian and military […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Nanaimo completed a  successful deployment on Operation NANOOK, Canada’s largest annual Arctic sovereignty mission. Nanaimo made the 3875 nautical mile journey north from its home port of Esquimalt, BC to Nunavut and along the way became the first west coast ship to sail past the Arctic Circle since 1949. The ship […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

     The US Navy has shared photos of two of its submarines surfacing in the Arctic Circle on March 10 as part of the multinational maritime Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) broke through the ice in the Arctic Circle […]

  • 10 May 2018

    The US Navy’s Seawolf-class fast attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on May 7 following a tour in the Arctic Circle. Connecticut was one of three submarines taking part in the biennial exercise ICEX that allows the US Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic. The other […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain, after completing a four month patrol that began April 3, 2017. At the beginning of the ship’s fifth forward-deployed patrol, Ross and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducted a cruise missile strike against Shayrat […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) is back at her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, after spending six months with the George H.W. Bush Carrier strike group in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). Under the leadership of Cmdr. Jason Labott, Laboon officers and crew conducted a variety of operations […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has arrived at Dublin Port as part of an international naval flotilla, according to She is the second of three Invincible-class light aircraft carriers built for the Royal Navy in late 1970s and early 1980s. This year has seen the warship complete several exercises beginning with Exercise Cold […]

  • 21 December 2018

    US Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 17, completing a 10-month deployment in the US Fifth Fleet and US Sixth Fleet area of responsibility. “Some of the missions USNS Big Horn undertook during this deployment included the logistical support for the NATO exercise Trident […]

  • 16 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Three “blue-nosed” Reservists from HMS Sherwood in Nottingham have returned from a major exercise inside the Arctic Circle The biggest war game of the winter, involving 16,000 service men and women from 12 nations, was played out amid the Norwegian fjords and mountains in the harshest of winter weather conditions. Logisticians CPO Martin and AB […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    This April the Canadian Armed Forces and Parks Canada teamed up with Seabotix to investigate the HMS Breadalbane, the world’s northernmost shipwreck located in the Canadian High Arctic.   In 1853 the HMS Breadalbane was part of the rescue mission for Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition but was crushed by ice and sank in […]

  • 5 August 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster escorted a Chinese Type 052C destroyer through the English Channel as it was returning from Russia’s annual Navy Days event in St Petersburg. Fresh from a five-month patrol with NATO in the waters of northern Europe, Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster was activated to monitor the progress of the destroyer Xian. The […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austrian unmanned air system manufacturer showcased its CAMCOPTER UAS to Norwegian defense forces and security agencies earlier this month at the Andøya Test Center (ATC). The event, held approximately 300 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, was attended by the Norwegian Coastguard, Royal Norwegian Navy, Royal Norwegian Airforce, Norwegian Coastal Administration and Police Directorate. The CAMCOPTER […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) was decommissioned during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Va on March 13. In 27 years, she deployed 13 times and traveled as far north as the Arctic Circle, south to the Equator, east to the Indian Ocean, and west to the Eastern Pacific. USS Carr (FFG […]

  • 2 February 2012

    Naval fliers plucked a stricken Norwegian fisherman from the rocks in sub-zero temperatures in a dramatic rescue. A Sea King from the Commando Helicopter Force broke off a training mission inside the Arctic Circle to find and save the man whose boat had hit rocks near the northern city of Tromsø. The crew of a […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The new F-35B Lightning II joint striker fighter destined for the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers was subjected to temperatures ranging from 120˚F to -40˚F in a climatic laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. As well as ice, the fight-generation stealth aircraft was tested in wind, […]

  • 10 January 2018

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) got underway from Naval Station Rota, Spain, on January 8, to start its sixth forward-deployed patrol in Africa and Europe. Ross completed its previous four-month patrol in July 2017. The 2017 patrol saw the destroyer take part in a cruise missile strike against Shayrat airfield in […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) concluded a three-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet, Sept. 19, returning to her homeport of Norfolk, Va. During the deployment, Carr visited several countries, including Norway, Poland, Russia and Scotland. During their visit to Edinburgh, Carr Sailors participated in several cultural heritage events including the Edinburgh Military […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and marines are gearing up for winter exercises in Norway alongside a dozen other nations and 13,000 troops. Around 2,000 Royal Navy personnel and the nation’s flagship HMS Bulwark, among other ships, squadrons and units, are committed to Cold Response which begins next month in the Arctic Circle. It’s the first time in two […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The commander of U.S. 6th Fleet completed a four-day trip to Norway Sept. 1. While in Norway, Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. visited with U.S. ambassador to Norway, Barry B. White, at the U.S. Embassy, and with Sailors aboard attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) at Haakonsvern Naval Base. Harris also had the […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Defense ministers of the UK and Norway have agreed to step up their defense relationship during a November 10 meeting where UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced new cooperation on maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and exercises. After a visit to Norway’s top military headquarters, close to the Arctic Circle on Thursday, Fallon announced that the UK and Norway […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Four US Navy ships and a Royal Navy frigate recently entered the Barents Sea, working together to conduct maritime security operations in the challenging environmental conditions above the Arctic Circle. Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported by fast combat support ship […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Training & Education

    USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) entered the Arctic Circle on October 19, becoming the first US Navy aircraft carrier to do so in nearly 30 years. Accompanied by select ships from Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8), the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) traveled north to conduct operations in the Norwegian Sea […]

  • 27 February 2013

    Veterans of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command will begin receiving new awards in recognition of their heroic service within weeks. Production of the new Arctic Star and Bomber Command clasp will begin this week. Up to a quarter-of-a-million veterans and the families of those who have sadly died could be eligible to receive the […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Analysis of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites during the U.S. Navy’s 2014 Ice Exercise (ICEX) shows they provided nearly 150 hours of secure data connections. This was the first time military users could transfer large megabyte data files over stable satellite connections in the arctic.   Working atop a floating ice camp above the […]

  • 13 November 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a port visit on November 10, after completing its participation in NATO exercise Trident Juncture. The carrier dropped anchor in Portugal after over a month of operations in the North Atlantic and becoming the first US carrier to operate in Arctic Circle […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based warship HMS Illustrious has been working with counterparts from the Danish military during a four-day visit to Copenhagen. The ship hosted a Lynx helicopter from the Royal Danish Air Force for several hours of flight deck drills. Among the helicopter crew was Lieutenant Richard Dixon, a Royal Navy pilot on exchange with the Royal […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS St. John’s returned to her homeport in Halifax on July 23 after spending six months deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Joining SNMG1 on January 18, 2018, the frigate contributed to NATO operations as part of the Canadian operation Reassurance. During the deployment, St. John’s sailed in the […]

  • 17 December 2018

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigates HMS Westminster and HMS Monmouth returned to their homeports in Portsmouth and Devonport, respectively, on December 14. Westminster returned after an eight-week stint in the North and Baltic Sea where she trained with other NATO and ally ships as part of NATO’s largest exercise Trident Juncture. Returning to Portsmouth, the […]