NATO Standing Naval Forces participate in the 50th iteration of Exercise BALTOPS

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) concluded their successful participation in the U.S.-led Exercise Baltops 50 on June 18, 2021. Exercise Baltops is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Sea region, which ran from June 6-18, 2021 this year. It was designed to enhance mutual interoperability and heighten operational readiness…

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NATO trains to closer integrate maritime and land domains

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) practiced integration with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence elements on June 12, 2021 at the Putlos training area range in Germany. SNMG1 ships HDMS Absalon, KNM Storm and HMCS Halifax carried out a Naval Surface Fire Support serial, engaging targets directed by the Army Fire Direction teams from NATO enhanced Forward Presence units from Poland…

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SNMG1 practises warfighting skills during Norwegian exercise

March 2, 2021 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), including HMCS Halifax, recently took part in Task Group 21-1 (TG 21-1), an annual maritime exercise conducted by the Royal Norwegian Navy in the waters and fjords off the coast of Bergen, Norway. TG 21-1 supported the training and qualification of NATO future submarine commanders, while enhancing the surface and…

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Latouche-Tréville Trains with SNMG1

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 19, 2021, the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) Latouche-Tréville concluded its integration into the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-1), one of NATO’s permanent multinational naval forces in the North Sea. The Latouche-Tréville thus represented France during exercises in the Norwegian fjords alongside Norwegian, Dutch and German submarines and Canadian, German, Norwegian and Danish ships.…

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SNMG1 Participates in Norwegian Exercise TG 21-1

November 19, 2021 – From February 8-19, 2021, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), took part in Task Group 21-1 (TG 21-1), an annual maritime exercise conducted by the Royal Norwegian Navy in the waters and fjords off the coast of Bergen, Norway. TG 21-1 supported the training and qualification of NATO future submarine commanders while enhancing the surface and…

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Canada assumes command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One

January 18, 2021 – Commodore Bradley Peats RCN officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal today. Commodore Peats assumed command from Commodore José António Mirones of the Portuguese Navy. “I am honoured to have the opportunity and privilege of leading SNMG1 and look forward to building upon…

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USS Ross Exercises with SNMG1

December 10, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a multi-warfare exercise with Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), Dec. 9. Ross conducted a series of air defense exercises and tactical passing maneuvers with Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Corte-Real (F332), Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333), six French Dassault Rafale aircraft, and a French E-2C Hawkeye. “Training…

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SNMG1 exercises with Lithuanian Navy in the Baltic Sea

September 2, 2020 – Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 has concluded a complex set of training exercises with several ships from the Lithuanian Navy, running 20-28 August 2020 in the Baltic Sea. The training focused on multiple warfare areas including search and rescue, damage control, vessel in distress, air defense and anti-submarine warfare. Exercises involved surface and air assets from…

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NATO maritime and air forces train in the Baltic Sea

August 13, 2020 – Allied ships and aircraft conducted air-maritime integration training in the Baltic Sea on Thursday (13 August 2020). Enroute to a port visit in Riga, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 vessels HMCS Toronto and NRP Corte Real conducted air defence training with Spanish F-18 and French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets participating in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission.…

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