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  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO’s Maritime Command gathered 160 participants from 19 countries, including Partnership for Peace (PFP) countries Finland and Sweden, for the annual two-week long Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) tactical-level Mine Counter Measure (MCM) Command Post Exercise (CPX) which started March 7. The exercise is hosted by the Belgium-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare School EGUERMIN and supported by the collocated NATO Naval […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. naval forces in Korea and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) joined ten United Nations sending states in the first Combined Mine Warfare Event, hosted in Seoul, Republic of Korea between October 11-22. The event combines the third annual United Nations Command (UNC) naval component commander (NCC) mine countermeasures (MCM) symposium, a week-long exchange of […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Participants of the international naval exercise Open Spirit 2016 found several mines just 3 kilometers off the Lithuanian only sea port on May 20. Lithuanian Navy divers subsequently destroyed the German WWII mines. Five naval mines, one torpedo, rocket parts and two still unidentified wrecks have been found so far during the NATO drill, which […]

  • 29 November 2015

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts destroyed a 1,500lb (680kg) mine on November 27. The German mine was discovered on the seabed in The Solent, the strait separating the Isle of Wight from mainland England. The World War Two GD ground mine was found by a crane barge 1.5km off Southsea on Thursday while removing debris from a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense and security company ECA Group recently demonstrated their autonomous underwater vehicle in the harbor of Brest, France. The A27-M AUV, as the vessel is named, was demonstrated to a number of French and foreign naval officials including representatives of OCCAR. ECA Group displayed the efficiency of the AUV and its mission management software suite in mine […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Sea lanes are key to the movement of goods for everyday life. Around 90 percent of world trade is carried by ship. The same is often true for military forces on the move, while aircraft can fly in some amount of fuel, dry goods, food and ammunition; the majority of the supply chain often requires […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Enhanced mine warfare capabilities will soon be a reality for the Royal Australian Navy, with Australia Mine Warfare Team 16 being officially named at a ceremony at HMAS Waterhen. The team, named after the 16th Mine Sweeping Squadron, achieved the milestone on Thursday 14 July, with Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, and members […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Saab Seaye, a manufacturer of electric powered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems, hosted an international group of mine countermeasures specialists at its Fareham, Hampshire, UK facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Marine Corps recently tested a mine plow prototype on their Assault Breacher Vehicle, nicknamed “The Shredder”, during exercise Steel Knight in December 2017. The ABV conducted its first amphibious landing with a Modified Full Width Mine Plow prototype during the long-range breaching exercise in the western United States. In the future, this piece of equipment […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Training & Education

    The second part of NATO mine countermeasures leadership exercise Dynamic Move 18 will be concluded today.  On September 3, the exercise started in La Spezia, Italy, with 60 navy personnel and scientists. Dynamic Move is an annual computer-assisted exercise that is planned and executed by NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM). The aim of the exercise is […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The waters around Norway’s capital are considerably safer after a two-week hunt by the crew of Royal Navy’s HMS Cattistock. Experts from the Portsmouth-based minehunter found more than ten WW2 mines and torpedoes during a concerted search for unexploded wartime bombs with a NATO task group, the navy said. Norway was occupied by the Nazis […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy divers from the Clearance Diving Team conducted live explosive demolitions on land and below the water last week. About 60 divers completed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal training, which was held to refresh their skills in the application of in-service explosive and ordnance disposal tools. Officer in charge of the training, Petty Officer Clearance […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Hakodate, Japan, July 14 for a port visit before the crew makes its way to the annual Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 2JA. The Patriot crew will share the Hakodate port visit with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force counterparts in a community service […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish and U.S. Navy mine countermeasures units participated in a bilateral exercise which took place in Cartagena, Spain.  Participating units included a U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal team (EOD) and a Spanish Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) diving unit. The drills consisted of day and night mine hunting, demolition of underwater obstacles and disposal of floating […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunters and their US counterparts have surveyed the sea bed for mines more than 200 nautical miles away from their Bahraini base using a range of autonomous and unmanned systems. The Task Group was made up of HMS Shoreham and Bangor, the USS Devestator and Gladiator as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 November 2017

    HM Coastguard and the Royal Navy Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team have been on scene at Maenporth Beach, the UK, investigating reports of a parachute mine 800 meters offshore, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency informed. In the morning hours of November 29, HM Coastguard Operations Centre at Falmouth received a 999 call from a local […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In the midst of a week long NATO exercise the Royal Navy vessel has helped find and recover six historic mines. Faslane based, HMS Grimsby joined fellow members of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) for Exercise Northern Coast 15. For a week the minehunter worked with vessels from Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Estonia […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with new technologies to counter the threat of sea mines to military and commercial vessels. The Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, said the prevalence and increasing sophistication of sea mines means the Royal Australian Navy must continue to improve the way it finds and disposes […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    A mine hunter of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) detonated a heavy sea mine in the Wielingen channel, the very busy southern approach to the Westerschelde. The mine constituted a direct threat to shipping. The previous night, the Navy had received a report of a fishing cutter catching a mine-like object in its nets and […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is a mission module within the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package (MP). The system will be used to neutralize mines […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy and US Air Force teamed up to deploy and assess an updated shallow-water mine technology during the joint-force exercise Valiant Shield. Air Force’s B-52 bombers of the 96th Bomb Squadron and the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) tested the new technology in the Northern Marianas region. “In […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2018

    Belgian Navy Tripartite-class minehunter BNS Bellis (M916) found an unexploded mine from the Second World War in the North Sea on September 13. Personnel performing unexploded ordnance (UXO) destroyed the mine off the Belgian coast this morning, the navy informed. Breaking! On Thursday night BNS Bellis found an unexploded mine from WWII! UXO destroyed this […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, Detachment 1, and Mine Countermeasure Squadron (MCMRON) 7, completed the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise Clear Horizon with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, November 13. Exercise Clear Horizon is an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and ROK navies which focuses on increasing coordination between ships, and aircraft […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian HMAS Huon has recently put her Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving departments to the test during a series of mine disposal charge firings and demolitions serials while on patrol in Australia’s northern waters. During the serials, each of Huon’s Mine Warfare defence watches successfully conducted search and classification drills of training mines, coordinated mine […]