2020 News 

BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime assets from 17 NATO and 2 partner nations participated in the live training event that began on June 7, 2020. “For almost half a century BALTOPS has brought allied and…

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Russian fleet monitors NATO exercises launched in Baltic Sea

June 8, 2020 – Radio SputnikThe Baltic Fleet of the Russian Federation is closely monitoring the exercises of NATO countries Baltops-2020, the Russian National Defense Management Center said on Monday. “The forces and means of the Baltic Fleet watched the exercises the US Navy and European countries Baltops-2020 held from 7 to 19 June in the waters of the southern and central parts of the Baltic Sea” – said in a release, reports RIA Novosti. The annual Baltops exercise kicked off on Sunday and runs through June 16th. Naval exercises…

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Burnaby’s OSI Upgraded H(SW)MS Gotland with TDNS

June 5, 2020 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) of Burnaby is pleased to announce the inclusion of Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS) as part the first-in-class submarine “Gotland” upgrade for the Royal Swedish Navy. Led by SAAB Kockums, the A19 submarine upgrade was a comprehensive modernization program. Included in the upgrade, TDNS with ECPINS Submarine 6.2 (ECPINS) was chosen for its world beating dived navigation capabilities. In the complex subsurface navigation environment the requirement to navigate without the aid of external sensors is paramount. High tempo tactical situations require that…

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BALTOPS 2020

June 1, 2020 – The 49th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 7-16. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the live training events. Training focus areas include air defense, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction, and mine countermeasures operations. The exercise enhances flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate international resolve to ensure stability in, and if necessary defend, the Baltic…

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Allies agree to enhance NATO Mission Iraq, discuss Russian missiles and mission in Afghanistan

February 14, 2020 – NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of discussions in Brussels on Thursday (13 February 2020) addressing key issues including NATO’s training mission in Iraq, support for Afghanistan, and the challenge posed by Russia’s missile systems. Allied ministers agreed in principle to enhance NATO Mission Iraq. “In the first instance, this will consist of taking on some of the Global Coalition’s current training activities,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He underlined that NATO is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government. “Our aim…

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Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 25, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills, with due regard to safety. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy and Turkey under NATO Submarine Command are to join surface…

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