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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Authorities

      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. […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Industry news

    Two new tugboats were commissioned into Baltic Fleet on March 22. A total of five Project 90600 tugboats have been built for the Baltic Fleet in 2011-2012… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, March 26, 2013; Image: Pella Shipyard

  • 27 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The multinational training exercise FRUKUS 2012 began with an opening ceremony held at the Baltic Fleet Headquarters in Baltiysk, Russia, where participating senior leaders from France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States discussed the exercise objectives, June 25. Russian navy Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov, commander, Baltic Fleet, welcomed the guests to Baltiysk and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Authorities

      In accordance with defense minister’s order, Baltic Fleet (BF) suspended ammunition recycling works since June 7. BF Commander ordered to set special commission in order to inspect depots and arsenals. The commission will check whether fire safety measures are fulfilled, and ammunitions are stored and registered properly. When the inspection is over, ammo utilization […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Belgian Defense Minister will attend the multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) operation Open Spirit 2016 and observe participating ships conduct MCM tasks in the Baltic Sea on May 26. Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput will also meet the Lithuanian Defence Minister aboard the LNS Jotvingis to discuss security situation at the eastern and southern NATO borders, preparations […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The British Armed Forces are to take part in three additional exercises in the Baltic region as part of a series of measures taken to support and reassure NATO allies in Eastern Europe.   The Armed Forces’ participation in these exercises is a public demonstration of the UK’s continuing commitment to the collective security of […]

  • 30 December 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ten military delegations from the US, India, China, Turkey, and CIS visited Baltic Fleet (BF) in 2011 under Russian defense ministry’s foreign cooperation development program. BF representatives paid 6 visits to foreign states in 2011. For instance, the delegation headed by BF Commander Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov in Oct 2011 and Nov 2011 visited Sweden […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As part of Baltic Sea tasks, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE provided a short update on the group’s operations. The Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921), integrated in SNMCMG1, conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the German Navy’s Elbe-class replenishment ship FGS Donau. The vessels met in the Baltic Sea yesterday, January 28. BNS Lobelia later engaged in a manoeuvre […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s diver support ship FGS Rottweil (M 1061) set sail for Klaipeda, Lithuania on May 12. The vessel and its crew will join minesweepers from different nation to take part in NATO’s ‘Open Spirit’ maneuver. Open Spirit arose from from the exercises of the joint mine countermeasures squadron of the Baltic states, the Baltic Naval Squadron […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian ships and helicopters reportedly harassed U.S.-flagged M/V Green Ridge in the Baltic Sea in May as it was carrying military equipment for exercise Saber Strike 2017, according to Defense News. The U.S. cargo ship was approached by Russian military assets as it was travelling near Russian waters en route to Lithuania. Defense News cited an internal […]