NATO Naval Forces participate in Exercise Northern Coasts
Sep 13, 2016
COPENHAGEN – NATO naval forces are participating in German-led Exercise
Northern Coasts 16 in the Baltic Sea.
Standing NATO Maritime Group One
(SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) are taking
part in this large-scale exercise designed to provide participants with
relevant training in a fictitious but realistic scenario.
Up to 38 naval units, including
submarines from 16 NATO and partner nations, are participating with focus on
underwater and above the water warfare.
| Exercise Northern Coasts 16 currently underway in the Baltic Sea. - Photo by PO ESP-N Sánchez Oller
Under Command of Rear Admiral Jose
E. Delgado, the NATO naval forces will train together as a single Task Group during
"By training together, NATO and
partners strengthen the ability to effectively combine national assets, in
order to face any possible security challenges in a maritime environment,” said Rear Admiral Delgado. "This major exercise will prove NATO Standing
Forces capability to rapidly grow to a bigger multinational Task Group,
whenever and wherever could be demanded,”
Northern Coasts is a recurring exercise, which has been taking part in the
Baltic Sea since 2007.
Story by HQ MARCOM
To learn more about NATO's Allied Maritime Command, visit their website at www.mc.nato.int