2020 News 

Baltic Fleet Ships Observing Baltops Returned to Port

June 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The ships of the Baltic Fleet completed the tasks in the naval training grounds of the fleet, returned to the main naval base of the city of Baltiysk and began planned military training and everyday activities. During events at sea, the crews of the ships of the Baltic Fleet worked out operations in accordance with their combat mission. A complex of combat training missions was carried out at the naval training grounds, and the readiness of forces for anti-submarine warfare and air defense was…

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New Deputy Commander for NATO Maritime Command

June 25, 2020 – In a ceremony outside NATO Maritime Command headquarters (MARCOM) on Monday, 22 June 2020, French Vice Admiral Didier Piaton assumed the position of the Deputy Commander. “It’s a real pleasure and honour for me to join the famous MARCOM HQ, which is at the very top of all maritime forces of NATO nations”, said the new Deputy Commander. “In our headquarters, in the different maritime headquarters of our nations, aboard all ships, submarines and aircrafts, our strength relies on the women and men fully dedicated to…

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After “BALTOPS” – NATO frigates visiting Kiel

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) will arrive at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1. After the ships were moved from the Mediterranean to northern European waters a few weeks ago, they took part in the “JOINT WARRIOR” maneuver off Scotland, practiced with Swedish and…

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Trans-Atlantic Leaders Gather for Fourth Battle of the Atlantic Tabletop Exercise

July 1, 2020 – Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFCNF), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) newest operational level warfighting headquarters, in partnership with U.S. 2nd Fleet, held the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic tabletop exercise (TTX) virtually for leaders from multinational commands to discuss the future warfighting strategy in the Atlantic. Naval Warfighting Development Center (NWDC) facilitated the TTX, which presented commanders with vignettes to address command relationships, resources, mission priorities, and authorities in the Atlantic. The exercise’s goal was to create a shared understanding of the maritime security environment…

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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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