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Twenty countries together in the Baltic Sea

Twenty countries together in the Baltic Sea

That time has come again For the major Unified Operations Baltic/Baltops exercise, conducted annually in the Baltic Sea since 1971, to “develop and demonstrate interoperability within NATO and between NATO and partner countries” with a focus on air defense, anti-submarine warfare, surface combat, and mine clearance , submarine operations and amphibious landings.

Twenty countries shut down by 2023: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Great Britain and the USA. All NATO countries except Sweden are (still) participants in the Partnership for Peace.

Leading the exercise this time The US Sixth Fleet with the flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in the foreground. In total, about 6,000 soldiers, sailors and officers, about 50 ships and boats and more than 45 aircraft are involved in the exercise.

Sweden is involved with the submarine HMS Uppland, of the internationally known/recognized Jutland class, as well as maintenance and staff.

It starts with tops 23 In Tallinn, Estonia with a meeting until 4th June, with briefings, preparations, etc., and then off for about two weeks of varied activities at sea and in coastal environments. (In our vicinity there is a dedicated off-sea training area in international waters between Öland and Bornholm.)

From what we witness one comes To maintain focus mainly on the eastern and southern parts of the Baltic Sea region.

The exercise ends At German Kiel on 16 June.

Swedish Armed Forces – submarine Jutland

US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa – US Sixth Fleet – USS Mount Whitney

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(Photo from a year earlier. Photo: Joel Thongren/Armed Forces).

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