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US marines maintain equipment at the US Marine Corps Setermoen facility during Exercise ‘Cold Response 22’ in March. (Norwegian Armed Forces)

Exercise Cold Response Sees ‘huge step forward’ in Norwegian Army/US Marine Corps integration

The Norwegian-hosted NATO amphibious Exercise Cold Response, which took place in northern Norway in March, highlighted the increasing integration between the Norwegian Army and...
The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (foreground) and the French Navy carrier FS Charles de Gaulle sail together in the Mediterranean Sea in March 2022. Recently, NATO has had a collective carrier presence of up to five ships at sea. (US Navy)

NATO’s Carrier Groups Demonstrate Collective Deterrence

NATO is enhancing its immediate and longer-term maritime presence to build deterrence now and into the future, a senior alliance official told a recent...
The Mexican Navy’s Sierra-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ARM Benito Juarez is pictured at sea. Damen Naval designs, builds, and supports ships for a range of international customers, including the German, Indonesian, Netherlands, and Mexican navies.

Shipbuilding With VR, AR and Digital Twinning

Damen develops simulation training products to add value in ship concept, design, build, and support. Navies are seeking to introduce new ships more quickly and...

NATO’S Dynamic Manta Exercise Tests ASW capabilities and readiness

NATO’s Dynamic Manta anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise, which wrapped up in the Mediterranean Sea on 4 March, demonstrated the availability and readiness of NATO...
The UK Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales is pictured at sea in March 2022, sailing in Norwegian waters during Exercise ‘Cold Response’. The carrier, with the NATO roundel visible on its for’ard island, is operating as the NATO Response Force flagship for 2022. (Crown copyright)

UK’s Royal Navy Demonstrates Two-Carrier Deployment Capability

The UK Royal Navy (RN) currently has its both of its Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers at sea, one deployed on operations while the other...
The Hellenic Navy’s Meko 200 Hydra-class frigate HS Spetsai conducts maritime security patrols around offshore resource platforms in the Mediterranean Sea, while supporting NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian in December 2020.

NATO’s Emerging Maritime Threats

Vice Admiral Keith Blount, NATO’s Commander Allied Maritime Command discusses the range of emerging and traditional threats and risks now pressurising the alliance’s maritime...
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MBDA awarded two contracts by Greece for naval and aircraft weaponry

MBDA strengthens its close relationship with Greece’s armed forces with two contracts for armaments for the Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Air Force, signed on...
NATO ships and submarines participating in the alliance’s ‘Dynamic Manta’ anti-submarine warfare exercise sail in formation during a ‘photo exercise’ (PHOTEX). (NATO Maritime Command)

NATO’s Dynamic Manta ASW exercise gets underway in the Mediterranean

NATO’s Mediterranean-based anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise Dynamic Manta is underway off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week exercise, which began on 21 February,...
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Defence Commission report calls for bigger UK navy

The UK Royal Navy (RN) needs more platforms to allow it to meet a growing list of commitments, a report by the influential, cross-party...
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UK Navy Chief details options for growing Royal Navy at-sea presence

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has options for increasing its presence at sea by growing platform numbers, ship availability, and forward deployment, Admiral Sir...

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