Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) have completed the 47th annual Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) and now look forward to the next exercise, Dynamic Mongoose, say NATO.

BALTOPS is a joint, multinational maritime-focused operation providing a unique opportunity to build readiness across the full spectrum of military operations through the integration of maritime, air, amphibious, and mine countermeasure forces in a challenging and complex scenario, ultimately testing the forces’ ability to ensure the safety of sea-lanes and the security of the Baltic region.

SNMG1, say the Alliance, highlighted NATO’s integration with allies and partner nations by operating together as one of the exercise task groups, securing the seas for amphibious task group operations, and partnering with Lithuania for a live Hellfire missile shoot.

“We completed around 40 serialized events,” said Canadian Lt. Cmdr. Richard Jenkins, a SNMG1 Staff Battle Watch Captain.

“The serials ranged from air defense, anti-submarine, simulated surface engagements, joint personnel recovery and gunnery exercises. There was a lot of integration between forces which is crucial to providing lessons learned for future events when working together.”

As SNMG 1 wraps up BALTOPS 2019, they maintain their momentum by transitioning directly to Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) in NATO’s exercise Dynamic Mongoose in July, say NATO.

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Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago

I think the computer that randomly generates these names is on the piss…assuming that is how they are decided of course.

Iain
Iain
2 years ago

The UK Generates the names that way , the US has tended not to

We do it to increase operational security and to lessen the chance of having an Operation name that is likely to cause offense. The US go with Operation Iraqi Freedom……

geoff
geoff
2 years ago

Hi Daniele-Dynamic Mongoose-hilarious. Feisty little animals but as you say, a difficult name to take seriously. Btw we have 5 different species in and around Durban. Cheers G

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago
Reply to  geoff

I’ve learned something there Geoff…Cheers!

Maybe an HMS Mongoose in future?

geoff
geoff
2 years ago

..or an HMS White Tailed Mongoose Daniele 🙂

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago
Reply to  geoff

Bit of a mouthful Geoff?!

geoff
geoff
2 years ago

How about HMS Ichneumia albicauda!! Check the little guy on Wikipedia. Cheers D

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago
Reply to  geoff

I checked, as I’d never heard of it! Largest species? Got to be a RFA at least Geoff.

Lusty
Lusty
2 years ago

Up next: Exercise Strutting Peacock.

On a serious note, the Type 23’s alongside in Norway for this exercise made for some good photographs over the weekend.

Nigel Collins
Nigel Collins
2 years ago

Looks like we need some ASM too!
“China tests anti-ship missile in South China Sea, Pentagon says”
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/asia/south-china-sea-missile-test-intl-hnk/index.html