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  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two ships assigned to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 made a port call in the Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda. Spanish frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan and Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke came alongside May 16 and will stay until May 18. The two ships have recently completed participation in the Lithuanian-hosted exercise […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from BALTRON states – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – kicked off the international maritime exercise Baltic Fortress 17 on May 19 in Estonian territorial waters. Joining the Baltic nations navies were sailors from the Belgian Navy’s minehunter BNS Primula who arrived to Estonia last week. The annual maritime exercise is aimed at providing […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of 14 warships from ten nations took part in this year’s iteration of NATO’s ‘Baltic Fortress’ exercise. The drill was hosted by Lithuania and took place between May 6 and 13. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), with Spanish F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán at the helm, also took part in the exercise. Participating nations […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Swedish defense technology company Saab recently hosted international experts from navies and industry in Sweden for the third Sea Giraffe user group and a live demo for the new Sea Giraffe 4A. Around twenty users from countries including Canada, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, Thailand and the USA gathered to share experiences and feedback. The participants received […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy landing platform dock HMS Albion returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth, after leading an international task group on two months of exercises in the Baltic Sea. This was Albion’s first Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Maritime Task Group mission that demonstrated the co-operation between nations in the Baltic […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy amphibious transport dock HMS Albion has deployed to the Baltic Sea where it will lead a multinational task group as part of a UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). All three service branches of the UK armed forces will take part in the first JEF maritime deployment, which started as HMS Albion got underway […]

  • 20 August 2014

    Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart Newport, Rhode Island for her final cruise today, August 20. National Historic Landmark Fort Adams, the largest coastal fortress in North America, will salute this heroic vessel and the men who sailed her as she passes down Narragansett Bay for the last time.   Rick Nagele, Executive […]

  • 6 June 2013

    HMS Edinburgh, known as the ‘Fortress of the Sea’, has been decommissioned today at Portsmouth Naval Base bringing to an end the era of the Type 42 destroyers, according to The ship was the nation’s last serving Type 42 destroyer, a veteran of the destroyer fleet known as the workhorses of the Royal Navy. HMS […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Poland is hosting 40 ships from 14 nations for this year’s edition of the international Baltic Sea exercise BALTOPS 17. Starting June 1, the drill will be the 45th iteration of the annual maritime exercise. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO allies and partner Nations will be involved in the live training event that sets […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft from 17 countries are taking part in Baltic Sea naval drills as part of exercise BALTOPS which started on Friday, June 3 and runs until June 20. A total of 49 ships, 61 aircraft, one submarine, and a combined amphibious landing force of 700 U.S. Finnish and Swedish troops will participate in […]

  • 28 June 2016

    Everything is ready for the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton International Air Day 2016 to take to the skies on Saturday, July 2. In its seventieth anniversary (the first event was staged in 1947), Air Day is one of the Royal Navy’s premier annual events and among the South West’s key single-day shows, attracting up to […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 and USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) are providing guidance for Baltic nation mine counter measure (MCM) units practicing their craft during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2011, through June 17. Lithuanian Navy Cmdr. Andris Sirvys, commander, Baltic Naval Squadron (BALTRON); said it is hard to determine exactly how much old ordnance […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Personnel and ships from across the Royal UK Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary gathered in Bournemouth at the weekend to help make the town’s air festival a flyaway success.   Five Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels – Her Majesty’s ships Westminster, Mersey, Smiter and Puncher as well as RFA Argus – […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Open Spirit 2016 participants were able to utilize their minehunting skills as they destroyed mines and other sea obstacles which posed a threat to Baltic Sea shipping lanes for decades. The international NATO maneuver which took place off Klaipeda, Lithuania concluded May 27. Minehunting units have scanned 185 square kilometers of seafloor and identified 912 objects […]

  • 16 September 2015

    In the morning of September 15, Sea and Coastal Surveillance Centre of the Lithuanian Navy detected a warship of the Russian Federation while conducting 24-7 surveillance of the territorial waters and exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Lithuania in the Baltic Sea. The Russian warship was directing civilian vessel Lavinia, which was sailing in […]

  • 16 January 2020

    Command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) has been transferred to Commander Henning Knudsen-Hauge of the Royal Norwegian Navy. The ceremony took place at the Akershus Fortress, in Oslo, Norway, on January 15, 2020. Since the beginning of 2019, SNMCMG1 was led by Royal Danish Navy Commander Peter Krogh. Over the last twelve […]

  • 24 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract, 2014 Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract.   USS Saratoga Departs Newport for Final Cruise Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart […]

  • 5 May 2015

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered the Baltic Sea May 4, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region. Jason Dunham’s presence in the Baltic Sea will serve to reaffirm the U.S. dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Baltic […]

  • 22 September 2011

      Organizational meeting of Baltic Fleet (BF) command with young lieutenants took place in Kaliningrad Officers’ Club under direction of BF Commander Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov, told BF Information Support Group to Central Navy Portal. Over 300 graduates of military educational institutions were posted to Baltic Fleet in the current year, including 153 naval officers. […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) arrived at Naval Station Mayport, March 6 for a scheduled port visit. Edinburgh is currently taking on a range of tasks across the Atlantic Ocean, supporting counter-narcotic efforts and providing reassurance to U.K. territories and dependencies across the globe, according to the Royal Navy’s official website. “The British […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Training & Education

    On 20th of August 2013, the ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) joined in Exercise OPEN SPIRIT 2013, the largest Historical Ordnance Disposal exercise in the Baltic this year. OPEN SPIRIT is a Lithuanian-led annual multinational Partnership for Peace naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation, which will continue through the end […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Baltic Fleet (BF) harbor minesweeper Sergei Kolbasiev and French Navy’s minesweeper Céphée held joint counter-mine exercise in the Baltic Sea, told BF Information Support Group to Central Navy Portal. The ships practiced search and detection of mines by sonar and remotely-controlled mine seeker, tactical maneuvering, and underway transshipment. Drills were held in severe gale […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships of the Baltic Fleet recently completed an exercise involving artillery firing at various sea range targets. Small Missile Ship Passat, along with missile motor boats Dimitrovgrad, P-257 and Zarechnyi, conducted the drills which consisted of aiming and firing at light targets which simulated imaginary enemy aircraft. The drills consisted of different scenarios involving radiation, chemical and biological hazards […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from eight NATO and ally navies are set to gather in the Baltic Sea at the end of May for the “Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron Exercise”. The exercise is hosted by the German Navy’s 3rd Mine Minesweeping Squadron and is in its third iteration. The two-week drill will involve seamanship and mine […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the navies of Finland and Estonia met up on October 2 for four days of bilateral drills as part of exercise Baltic Shield 2017. The exercise is hosted by the 4th Mine Counter-Measures Squadron of the Coastal Fleet and is taking place in Finland, in the Archipelago Sea. The annual exercise is […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines from a number of European countries raided the coast of Denmark for the conclusion of first stage of the two-month Baltic Sea maneuver Baltic Protector. British Royal Marines and their Dutch counterparts waged a battle around the towns of Esbjerg and Varde in western Denmark, taking on Danish troops. The focus of the first […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The 49th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, will take place in the Baltic Sea from June 7 to 16.

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transported Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to the coast of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in support of the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 2015. One major characteristic that makes Bonhomme Richard and the other ships of the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) unique […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over 40 vessels from NATO and ally countries gathered in Turku, Finland, to kick off a second major exercise in the Baltic Sea on October 25. The exercise is called Northern Coasts and is organized by Germany and hosted by a different Baltic Sea nation each year. It will run concurrent with Trident Juncture, a NATO […]