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  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy-hosted mine countermeasure exercise MINEX 2019 concluded off the coast of Sicily on May 30 after 10 days of evolutions. In addition to Italian and Spanish MCM assets, the exercise was joined by NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2). The exercise was aimed at practicing command staff knowledge on mine warfare […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Six European countries are taking part in a mine countermeasures exercise Spanish Minex 2015. The exercise, which commenced yesterday, May 18, will last until May 28. A total of nine vessels, four aircraft and about 500 sailors are taking part in these operations off La Manga and Alicante, Spain. Spanish Minex, organized annually by the Spanish Navy, […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Minex, a Romanian company which specializes in providing integrated solutions for surface treatment, plate and profiles processing, and for related areas, recently completed its biggest ever project in cooperation with VARD Group.   The company started collaboration with VARD Group 15 years ago when Tulcea shipyard decided to modernize the existing shot blasting line by […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Training & Education

    From 14 to 28 May 2012 the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) participating in ITALIAN MINEX 12 (ITA-MINEX 12), an annual exercise directed by the Italian Navy MCM Forces Command (COMFORDRAG). The Exercise involved 14 naval units from Italy and SNMCMG2 as well as bomb-disposal specialists from Italy and France. The NATO […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The flagship of NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 hosted a team of scientists and engineers as they tested three new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) during international exercises. Engineers from NATO Science and Technology Organisation’s (STO) Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) experimented with the AUVs for several weeks as the group participated in […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian and Turkish navies are sending their ships to join Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). On April 23, the Italian Navy’s minesweeper Alghero departed La Spezia and is en route to the base port Mahón. In addition, the Turkish Navy’s mine countermeasures vessel TCG Anamur is joining the units of SNMCMG2. The vessel’s participation […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of USS Patriot (MCM 7) concluded operations in the bi-lateral mine warfare exercise MINEX 2JA, July 28. The exercise offered the opportunity for both the U. S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) to execute mine Warfare operations in a littoral environment. Additionally, the exercise flexed the cooperation of the three […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy-hosted mine countermeasures exercise ESP Minex 19 concluded in the Western Mediterranean Sea on May 10, after two weeks of evolutions. ESP Minex 19 is an advanced annual exercise for mine countermeasures units and surface, submarine, and air mining and force protection assets. Participants included 13 MCM vessels, multiple dive teams, and unmanned […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Turkish Navy minehunter TCG Anamur has discovered historical unexploded ordnance during mine countermeasures drills conducted as part of the Spanish-hosted multinational exercise MINEX 2018. According NATO Maritime Command, the ordnance was discovered by TCG Anamur on 8 May using the ship’s specialized sonar to scan the sea bed and the water below for potential exercise mines. Instead […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After taking part in the advanced multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise Spanish Minex-16, minehunter Duero (M-35) integrated into the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) to take part in the Italian Minex-16 and the maritime security exercise MCE-16 in Tunisian waters. The Spanish M-35, along with the Portuguese Joao Roby, the Italian Borsini and the Tunisian Navy Himilcon, […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Units from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) destroyed eight historic ordnance mines during the Norwegian MINEX exercise which was completed August 25, in Trondheim, Norway. The exercise involved minesweeping ships from five NATO allies sweeping sections of Norway’s coastal waters for historical mines from Hammerfest in the high north all the way down […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Republic of Singapore Navy and Indonesian Navy ships concluded several days of mine countermeasure drill in Batam, Indonesia. The 17th edition of the exercise took place between August 22 and 26. This year’s joint MINEX saw the participation of more than 300 personnel from the RSN and the TNI-AL. The exercise consisted of shore-based planning […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO Standing Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) has wrapped up two weeks of participating in the Italian Navy hosted exercise ITA-MINEX 14.   The aim of the exercise was to secure access to commercial ports through effective use of minesweepers and the use of mine hunting capabilities in an asymmetric threat scenario. Sixteen units from […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s minehunter ‘Duero’ (M-35) has returned to her home port of Cartagena after concluding her integration into the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2). The minehunter was deployed for two-months. It was the second contribution of Spain to this NATO MCM group after the deployment of the minehunter ‘Segura’ in July 2012. During her deployment the ‘Duero’ […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A multinational mine hunting exercise has taken place off the coast of Spain involving ships from Spain, France, Turkey and the Royal Navy. MINEX 13-1 tested NATO forces against a variety of threats such as fast attack craft and terrorist drones whilst dealing with a complex mine counter-measures battle. Hosted by the Spanish, the Royal […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On September 11, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) continued sailing the Mediterranean after a short port visit in Casablanca.   SNMCMG2 is currently composed of the flagship Italian frigate ITS Aviere, command and logistical support ship Godetia (Belgium), minehunters Evropi (Greece), Duero (Spain), Grimsby (UK), Homburg (Germany) and Erdek (Turkey). The Second Italian Naval […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s minehunters ‘Segura’ and ‘Sella’ took part in Italian Navy’s Mine Countermeasures (MCM) exercise ITA MINEX-15 in the Gulf of La Spezia and the Ligurian Sea. The exercise brought together a total of 11 minehunters from six nations plus three EOD teams, three AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicle) and observers from 11 nations. The Spanish COMANDRAG-1 (Minesweepers […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Segura-class minesweeper ESPS Turia will join NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 2 which operates in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Crewed by 44 sailors and commanded by Captain Enrique Miguel García Morera, the ship set sail from Naval Base Cartagena, Spain on May 12 and is scheduled to stay with the group until […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy minehunter ESPS Turia has returned to her home port in Cartagena after a three-month deployment to the the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2). During her with SNMCMG-2, Turia took part in Spanish and Italian Minex exercises and later in exercises Breeze and Sea Shield. The Spanish minehunter also participated in Operation Active Endeavour […]

  • 30 May 2016

    A Spanish Navy submarine returned home having concluded a month-and-a-half deployment to operation ‘Active Endeavor’, an international mission to fight the ISIL terrorist organization. Submarine ‘Galerna’ (S-71) returned to her homeport in Cartagena, Spain on May 26, 2016, after participating in the operation in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first Spanish OAE deployment scheduled for 2016. The […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Training & Education

    A multinational mine hunting exercise has taken place off the coast of Spain involving ships from Spain, France, Turkey and the Royal Navy. MINEX 13-1 tested NATO forces against a variety of threats such as fast attack craft and terrorist drones whilst dealing with a complex mine counter-measures battle. Hosted by the Spanish, the Royal […]

  • 24 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The “Fighting Tigers” of Patrol Squadron (VP)8 took part in a coordinated operations mining exercise (MINEX) with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), July 19. The exercise took place in northern Japan’s Mutsu Bay and consisted of VP-8 and JMDSF P-3C Orion aircraft operating with the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5), […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities

    Royal UK Navy mine hunter, HMS Blyth, returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Monday, July 21, after a deployment which saw her begin and end with a maritime rescue operation.   Crew 1 from the Faslane-based First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) sailed with Blyth on April 22 and were […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Italy has taken command of the four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2), as well as the prospective flagship ITS AVIERE, from Germany during a scheduled port visit in Catania on Thursday, 19 June 2014.   SNMCMG2 visited the port as part of the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy completed the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Pattaya, Thailand, June 21. CARAT Thailand 2018 involved over 3,000 military personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy conducting nearly a dozen exercises at sea, over twenty symposiums and table-top exercises that covered the […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy mine warfare specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) EOD counterparts recently completed mine warfare exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2019. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the US and Japan to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations. “The experience of working […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the US and Republic of Korea Navy kicked off the Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea. USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Busan after a short visit to join ROK Navy MCM […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Russian Navy commissioned its third Aleksandrit-class minesweeper Ivan Antonov in a ceremony on January 26. The flag raising ceremony for Ivan Antonov was held in Baltiysk and the ship will be homeported in Sevastopol as part of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Sea fleet. The Sredne-Nevsky shipbuilding plant began construction on the ship in January […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the Republic of Korea and US Navy are all set for a bilateral mine countermeasure exercise taking place off the southeastern coast of South Korea. US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, on October 10 to join USS Pioneer and another ten ROK Navy […]