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  • 16 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise DUGONG 15, a mine countermeasures exercise which involved seven Navies, has drawn to a close in Hobart. The event brought mine warfare and dive teams from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and United States together for two weeks to practice contemporary mine warfare and dive salvage techniques and procedures. New Zealand also took part, deploying headquarters […]

  • 7 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A combined US/UK task group recently finished a Mine Countermeasure (MCM) exercise in the Persian Gulf.  The scenario for the exercise was to clear ports of mines thereby allowing civilian vessels to pass through. The task group was commanded by Commander Paul Ottewell, Royal Navy, and made up of US Mine Countermeasure Vessels (MCMVs) USS […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Four NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in Bar, Montenegro on Friday, September 4, for a scheduled port visit, during the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness, and in support of NATO counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour (OAE). Led by Captain Ramazan Kesgin, (TUR N), SNMCMG2 is […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) in France and UK MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support organisation, OCCAR has awarded the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) contract to Thales, in collaboration with BAE Systems and their partners in France (ECA) and in the UK (ASV, Wood & Douglas, SAAB). Initiated in 2012 under […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    BAE Systems has offered a low-risk solution to provide the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with deployable mine counter measures. The company has offered a mission system for the SEA 1778 request for tender, which incorporates products with proven overseas use that will be locally delivered and supported in Sydney. Under the proposed solution, BAE Systems […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Led by the Turkish tender TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa, ships from NATO’s mine counter measures group two (SNMCMG2) arrived in Bar, Montenegro, March 18. The ships are on a scheduled port visit during the group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and readiness. The visit also aims to strengthen the cooperation and partnership […]

  • 26 February 2018

    Ships deployed to NATO’s Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in Bar, Montenegro, for a port call on February 23. Led by Royal Navy Commander Justin Hains, the group arrived in Montenegro after sailing from Marmaris, Turkey last week. The task group consists of the flagship HMS Enterprise (a Royal Navy survey vessel), TCG Akcay […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Sonar and waterside security systems company Klein Marine Systems teamed with Israel-based international defense electronics company Elbit Systems to conduct mine countermeasure exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. The exercises were used by the companies to test their recent products. Klein put its 5900 mine hunting side scan sonar to the test while Elbit tested its new Unmanned […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) are continuing their collaboration on the combined maritime mine counter measures programme with an agreement to transit to the manufacturing phase. The agreement, signed at Euronaval on October 20 between Harriet Baldwin, Minister for Defence Procurement in the UK and Laurent Collet-Billon, General Director for French Procurement Agency, […]

  • 29 March 2016

    Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Tambre concluded its deployment to the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 and returned to Cartagena, Spain on March 28. The Segura-class minesweeper spent two months integrated into the maritime group which was comprised of ships from different NATO member states. During Tambre’s deployment, SNMCMG 2 conducted the Bulgarian-organized mine […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Divers from the navies of U.S. and Australia met in Perth, Western Australia, for a round of mine counter measure drills recently. The United States Navy explosive ordnance disposal Mobile Unit Five flew from Guam to Perth to join Australian Clearance Diving Team Four and Australian Mine Warfare Team 16. The training took place in the pristine […]

  • 23 April 2014

    On Tuesday, 22 April 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) deployed to the Baltic Sea to enhance maritime security and demonstrate the Alliance’s commitment to the safety and security of Baltic member States.   The group is composed of the Norwegian flagship HNoMS VALKYRIEN, the Dutch mine hunter HNLMS MAKKUM, the Belgian mine […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Training & Education

    On Friday, 7 March 2014, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) carried out a major damage control exercise near the island of Corfu. The exercise included a focus on basic seamanship exercises, including firefighting, steering gear breakdown, man overboard, medical casualty, speedboat manoeuvres and towing.   The exercise began with a simulated steering gear […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Finnish Navy received its third Katanpää class mine counter-measure vessel at the Intermarine Shipyard in La Spezia, Italy, on Wednesday. The navy said the vessel would be transferred to its home port, Turku, by land. The undertaking is scheduled to be completed by December. Katanpää class vessels provide the Finnish Navy with the ability to hunt and destroy […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual, tactical level, mine countermeasure exercise Dynamic Move started on Monday in Belgium, NATO’s Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) announced. Welcoming more than 150 participants representing 15 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries Finland and Sweden, the exercise is hosted by the Belgium-Netherlands naval mine warfare school EGUERMIN and is supported by the co-located NATO Naval Mine […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Pembroke returned home on Thursday, April 23, to HM Naval Base Clyde following a four-month deployment. The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel has been assigned to NATO’s Mine Counter Measures Group 1 since January this year, operating in the Baltic and North Sea. During the deployment, HMS Pembroke was […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) successfully joined 11 additional ships in the annual Turkish Mine Warfare Exercise NUSRET 13 in Saros Bay November 22-30. The SNMCMG2 units FGS MOSEL, FGS ROTTWEIL and TCG ERDEMLI were joined by the Hellenic Navy HS EVROPI. The Turkish Navy, under the command of the Turkish Mine Group […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel; personally met Crew 1 of the Second Mine Countermeasure Squadron yesterday during an informal ceremony onboard HMS Victory, in recognition of their achievements during a 6 and a half month deployment to the Gulf. MCM 2 Crew 1 who served onboard the Atherstone, a Hunt class mine counter […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Exercise DYNAMIC MOVE (DME15), a two week long naval mine counter-measures exercise, recently began in Belgium-Netherlands (BE-NL) Naval Mine Warfare School EGUERMIN (NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre Of Excellence / NMW COE). The annual NATO exercise, designed to test naval mine counter-measures (MCM) tactics and procedures, is being directed by staff officers from MARCOM who […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Pembroke has been training off the west coast of Scotland for the past two weeks preparing to join NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 1. Crew 1 from the Royal Navy’s Faslane-based First Mine Counter Measures Squadron (MCM1) have been putting the ship through its paces in Scottish exercise areas. Overseen […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During the exercise Northern Coasts 2015, Norwegian HNoMS Hinnøy found a real sea mine from the second world war in the Great Belt area. After moving it away to a safe distance from an underwater telephone cable, Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 1 ship Hinnøy, destroyed the historic ordnance mine. [mappress mapid=”16952″] Images: HNoMS Hinnøy

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The waters in and around Jervis Bay were successfully cleared of ‘mines’ recently, during the Mine Counter Measure and Clearance Diving tactical training exercise – Exercise MULGOGGER. In a fictional scenario, HMAS Gascoyne entered Jervis Bay, in response to the request of a friendly nation, to counter mines which had been laid to prevent the […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Research & Development

      A specialist mine-discovery team is using underwater sonar to comb Tauranga’s harbour for shipping containers which… (tvnz) [mappress] Source: tvnz, October 17 , 2011

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) have recently completed their latest Mine Counter Measure Exercise, (MCMEX), Exercise Ariadne 16, in the Gulf of Patras, Greece. Led by Captain Ramazan Kesgin (Turkish Navy) SNMCMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa with the NATO staff embarked, and minehunters ESPS […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract regarding further deliveries of components for the Mechanical Mine Sweep TMk9 system. The Mechanical Minesweep TMk9 system has a long and successful history, and still proves itself to be a highly vital component in mine warfare operations of today. In operations sweeping sea mines the TMk9 […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Following six months of preparation and training, Royal Navy mine hunter, HMS Blyth ”left the wall” on Friday, June 29, from her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde to start her journey to the Mediterranean for a six month NATO deployment. The highly equipped Sandown class ship is off to join a NATO task […]

  • 6 January 2017

    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 […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Industry news

    Saab has announced that it acquired another Danish naval company which designs and manufactures mine disposal charge systems for the naval defence industry. With the acquisition of Nordic Defence Industries (NDI), Saab hopes to strengthen its position in the unmanned underwater domain when it comes to regional reach, technology and innovative solutions. “With the acquisition we are strengthening […]