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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Chinese Navy three-ship task group is sailing towards the Baltic Sea where it is set to take part in exercises with the Russian Navy. The bilateral drill, dubbed “Maritime Interaction 2017”, is scheduled to take place between July 21 and 28, and will involve an overall of 21 ships, according to a Russian defense ministry announcement. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is set to deploy a large task group to the Baltic Sea for two months of international operations. Amphibious transport dock HMS Albion will spearhead the “Baltic Protector” mission, involving nearly 2,000 British personnel from all three services. The deployment is the first large-scale run out of the new UK-led Joint Expeditionary […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The lead ship of the Russian Navy’s project 11356, the Admiral Grigorovich, built by JSC Baltic Shipyard Yantar, has successfully completed builder’s sea trials in the Baltic Sea. The final stage of the program, which began April 8, was completed on October 3. As part of the tests, Admiral Grigorovich sailed out to the Baltic Sea more […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Baltic Sea search and rescue drill Dynamic Mercy concluded on Wednesday, May 10. The two-week exercise was divided into six challenging aeronautical and maritime training scenarios. In total, nine Rescue Coordination Centres (RCC’s) comprising of joint, maritime and air centres from eight NATO countries and partners with adjacent search and rescue regions participated. Military and […]

  • 25 January 2019

    US Navy destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Riga, Latvia, on January 22 for a scheduled port visit. Porter is one of two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers operating in the Baltic currently, under the close watch of Russian Navy corvettes. “We would like to thank our Latvian hosts for the warm welcome and hospitality,” […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Some 37 ships from 16 states arrived in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda on May 31 ahead of the start of international exercise BALTOPS 2018, the Lithuanian Navy said. The US Navy says the number of participating countries and ships is higher with a total of 22 nations, 60 aircraft, 42 ships, and a submarine […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of Russian Navy’s patrol ship Admiral Grigorovich successfully performed gun firing at ranges located in the Baltic Sea as part of the ship’s state trials.  The drills were undertaken using A-190 and AK-630 gun systems. The seamen also practiced simulated enemy submarine search and detection in cooperation with a Ka-27PL helicopter. Having completed both the builder and state trials, […]

  • 26 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding their drills with the Russian Navy in the Baltic Sea, ships from the Chinese Navy’s task group are scheduled to visit Finland for a regularly scheduled port call. Three Chinese warships, Type 052D destroyer Hefei (DDG-174), Type 054A frigate Yuncheng (571) and Type 903 replenishment ship Luomahu (964), are currently taking part in […]

  • 21 January 2019

    The Russian Navy’s Baltic Sea Fleet has deployed two corvettes to escort two US Navy destroyers currently underway in the Baltic Sea. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter transited the Skagerrak Strait on January 20 during its patrol of the US 6th Fleet area of operations while sister ship USS Gravely operates in the region as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday, 28 August 2013, the historical ordnance disposal operation Open Spirit 2013 ended in the east Baltic. During the ten-day operation twelve ships and four EOD teams from eight nations searched the sea bed for underwater explosives. During this time SNMCMG1 covered the area of 24 square nautical miles, finding and identifying 134 contacts […]

  • 18 May 2017

    Two Russian Su-24 fighter aircraft buzzed the Royal Netherlands Navy’s De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS Evertsen in the Baltic Sea. The frigate is currently part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 and has been operating in the Baltic Sea since joining the group last week. According to Dutch website Marineschepen, the Russian jets were closely […]

  • 8 October 2018

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) transited the Kiel Canal and arrived in Wismar, Germany, October 5, returning to the Baltic Sea for another routine patrol. The SNMCMG1 visit to Wismar included courtesy calls with local authorities, a force reception and ships open to visitors. The public was welcome to visit […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The past few days have seen unusually intense Russian air activity over the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Air activity intensified on December 6 and has continued during the first days of the week. No violations of Finnish airspace have been observed. Most Russian packages have departed from bases within Russia’s mainland and […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Finnish Navy is set to hold a fleet-wide exercise in the Gulf of Finland from May 22 to June 1. Named MTH-17 Lyydia, the exercise is arranged annually by the Finnish Navy for its naval and coastal units. Hämeenmaa-class minelayers, Rauma- and Hamina-class fast attack missile craft and Katanpää-class Mine Hunter Coastal Vessels, as […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sea phase of the BALTOPS-2011 joint naval exercise is finished in the Baltic Sea; Russia is represented by Baltic Fleet (BF) large landing ship Minsk under command of Capt 2 rank Alexander Morgen. The international maneuvers were held in four zones of the Baltic Sea; participants practiced interaction within task groups, conducted search-and-rescue and […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) have completed their participation in Exercise NORTHERN COASTS 2015 on Sept. 29. Surface ships, a submarine, and several air assets from 16 different nations successfully completed the German-led Exercise NOCO 15. Participants stated that the exercise was […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose recently sailed to the Baltic Sea for two weeks of exercises as part of a new agreement on military cooperation between the UK and Baltic states. Earlier this month, defense ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A United States Navy destroyer sailing in the Baltic Sea experienced several close interactions by Russian aircraft April 11 and 12. USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship. According to the US Navy, the destroyer was conducting deck landing drills with an allied […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy and Air Force are once again enhancing their relationship with the South African Navy through a drill called “Good Hope VII”. As the “VII” in the name of the bilateral maneuver suggests, this is the seventh time the two countries are organizing the exercise. This is, however, the first time this maneuver […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    At the Russian Navy’s Baltic Sea Fleet base (Baltiysk and Kronshtadt) crews of warships, boats and support vessels, started a naval exercise which will prepare the vessels for deployment. The exercise included all the vessels from the Baltic Fleet, the Nastoychivy, Steregushy, Soobrazitelny, Stoiky and Boiky. The crews are conducting exercises to get the ship ready for combat and […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    To battle submarines in the Baltic Sea, you need to have a torpedo developed specifically for the Baltic Sea, Swedish torpedo developers have said. In a recent article posted on the Defence Materiel Administration website, Sweden’s torpedo developers explain what a process to develop and produce a new light weight torpedo system for the Swedish Navy […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Polish Navy minehunter ORP Wigry joined German Navy mine countermeasure ships from the Kiel-based 3rd Minesweeping Squadron for mine countermeasure drills in the Baltic Sea. German units taking part in the exercise included minehunters Datteln and Sulzbach-Rosenberg, minesweeper Pegnitz and tender Donau. In addition to supporting the ships during the drills, Donau also serves as the command platform for […]