NATO warships from SNMG1 and SNMCMG1 join for exercise,

The two Standing NATO Maritime Forces of Northern Europe, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) conducted a joint exercise in the waters between Norway and Denmark.

NATO say in a news release that the exercise gathered five ships from three nations and covered an area from the Southern part of Norway to the Eastern part of Denmark and the inlet Baltic Sea. This is the only time during the first spell of 2020 that the two, for the time being Norwegian-led forces, will exercise and interact together.

From SNMG1 the flagship, the Norwegian frigate Otto Sverdrup and the German oiler Rhon participated, while SNMCMG1 brought their flagship FGS Donau together with the mine countermeasure vessels Otra from Norway and Willemstad from The Netherlands. Läs artikel