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  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with Commander of the Estonian Navy Capt. Sten Sepper aboard the Estonian Navy’s flagship minesweeper, the ENS Admiral Cowan, June 19. While aboard, Mabus was briefed on regional security issues and the Estonian Navy’s minesweeping capabilities. Estonian participation in multinational exercises such as BALTOPS, OPEN SPIRIT and SABER […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Estonian Navy minehunter EML Admiral Cowan received a series of upgrades during a dry dock period in Fife, Scotland, Babcock International – the company in charge of the upgrades announced. Admiral Cowan is the Estonian Navy flagship and the first of three Estonian Navy minehunter vessels scheduled to receive capability upgrades at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities. Under contract […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Authorities

    A former lead ship in a class of Royal Navy’s mine hunting vessels has joined NATO’s standing mine countermeasures group as an Estonian Navy vessel. Estonian minehunter EML Admiral Cowan (M313) was formerly known as HMS Sandown and served the Royal Navy from 1989 to 2005. Sandown and two more vessels in the class were […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian naval forces are hosting this year’s edition of the international Baltic Sea ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The exercise is taking place from May 11 to 25 and will welcome 800 participants, the Estonian defense ministry announced following a January 23 planning conference which took place in Tallinn, Estonia. Exercises will take place […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of six ships from two NATO groups arrived to Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday, for a port visit and subsequent historic ordnance disposal operations. Prior to entering port, Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) took part in a maneuvering and photo exercise with Estonian Navy flagship […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) ships arrived in Tallinn Friday for a port visit. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), HMCS FREDERICTON (FFH 337), TCG GOKSU (F 497) and HNLMS TROMP (F […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French multinational defence contractor Thales has been contracted by the Estonian Ministry of Defence to upgrade three Estonian Navy’s Sandown-class Single Role Minehunters. Under the contract, the company will fit its Sonar 2193 system as well as its latest generation M-CUBE command and control system (C2). Thales will be the prime contractor on behalf of the Estonian […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Authorities

    Fresh from a four-country exercise, HMS York has stopped in Tallinn on the last call of her Baltic deployment. Following a high profile visit to St Petersburg in Russia her crew had to be quick to prepare the Type 42 for a last-minute visit by Estonia’s Prime Minister Andrus Anslip. He toured the ship, viewed […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Tallinn, Estonia, following a three-day port visit, Aug. 11. During the visit, Sailors participated in community engagement projects and experienced Estonia’s rich culture. “We were excited about Farragut’s visit,” said Michelle Schohn, public affairs officer for the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn. “It shows a tangible demonstration of the […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Training & Education

    The navies of Finland and Estonia have started the joint Baltic Shield 2018 exercise in the Archipelago Sea and Gulf of Finland. The exercise got underway on October 1 and is scheduled to conclude October 11. Baltic Shield 2018 is a mine counter-measures and firing exercise for vessel units of the Finnish and Estonian navies. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy vessels from Finland and Estonia are set to take part in a mine countermeasure exercise that will take place in the Archipelago Sea and in the Gulf of Finland between October 10 and 14. The exercise is called Baltic Shield 2016 and will include firing and mine counter-measures exercises. According to the Finnish Navy, Finland will take […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Industry news

    Thales UK has signed a contract with the Estonian Defence Forces to provide an additional four years of technical support and maintenance to two former Royal Navy (RN) mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) now serving with the Estonian fleet. The contract provides a framework to achieve cost savings while accessing a wider range of support activities […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Detonating historic ordnance in the waters around Estonia Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) vessels are currently engaged in OPEN SPIRIT 2015, an annual Historical Ordnance Disposal operation, which is led this year by the Estonian Navy. The group joined the operation on May 18. This multinational Partnership for Peace naval mine clearance and ordnance […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities

    German Navy tender Elbe departed her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on July 14 to meet up with Estonian and Lithuanian ships before they join NATO’s standing mine countermeasure group 1 (SNMCMG1). The tender is to meet with the Estonian minehunter Sakala and the Lithuanian patrol boat Skalvis in Kiel, Germany from where the three ships are set to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities

    The German submarine U34 joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) in Tallinn on May 30 for a scheduled port visit. The submarine will be operating in the Baltic under operational control of Commander Submarine Forces NATO (COMSUBNATO), Rear Admiral Matt Zirkle (USA N), who travelled to […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities

    NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) will be led by a Latvian Navy commander following a change of command ceremony at the Port of Riga on Thursday. Commander Johan-Elias Seljamaa of the Estonian Navy turned over command of the group after leading aboard the flagship, Estonian command and support ship ENS Wambola since Feb. 13, […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25. The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma. In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships and personnel from 15 navies gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the start of the international Baltic Sea ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The exercise kicks off Friday and is joined by ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) among others. Open Spirit will take place Estonian waters ranging from Tallinn to […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy’s smallest ships which are used to give university students a taste of life in the Senior Service have been sailing round the Baltics for their summer deployment. Four of the 16 patrol boats are flying the flag for Britain and the Royal Navy in ports, towns, islands and cities UK warships rarely […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warship deployed to two standing NATO maritime groups arrived in Plymouth on Friday for an informal port visit and an opportunity to take part in Royal Navy’s renowned Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). Led by Norwegian Navy Commodore Ole Morten Sandquist, visiting ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) include flagship HNoMS Roald Amundsen together with Belgian […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities

    The six ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) arrived in London for a routine port visit on Thursday, November 26, 2015. SNMCMG1 is visiting London as part of the Group’s deployment to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the region. Under the command of the Royal Netherlands Navy Commander Peter Bergen […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    LNS Skalvis (M53), a Lithuanian Navy minehunter arrived in Kiel, Germany, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1). The Lithuanian ship will take part in SNMCMG1 activities and exercises in the Baltic and the North Seas until December. Eight ships from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and the United […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Yesterday the ships of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) joined in OPEN SPIRIT 2015, an annual Historical Ordnance Disposal operation led this year by the Estonian Navy. OPEN SPIRIT is a multinational Partnership for Peace naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation, which will continue through May 29. The ships of SNMCMG1, along […]

  • 25 May 2015
    Authorities

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Riga, Latvia, today for a port visit, having recently completed exercises in the Baltic Sea with the Lithuanian Navy. The Group is in the Baltic Sea to reassure allies in the region of the Alliance’s collective defense and to enhance NATO’s maritime force interoperability. Led by Rear […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived in Klaipeda, Lithuania on Friday for a scheduled port visit as part of the group’s deployment to the Baltic Sea. These past weeks, SNMG1 has trained together with the Estonian Navy, the Latvian Navy, and the Swedish Navy and Air Force. On Wednesday, SNMG1 accompanied the commercial […]