The Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) fleet contingent is increasing patrols in the Baltic Sea after two subsea cables between Estonia and Sweden were damaged. The Netherlands is part of the squadron of minehunters with HNLMS Vlaardingen. To uncover...
In September, exercises REPMUS 23 and Dynamic Messenger 23 took place in Tróia and Sesimbra, Portugal. They focused on integrating new maritime unmanned systems into NATO operations, and featured the ability of autonomous underwater vehicles to operate effectively...
From 21 August to 1 September, the Netherlands will host the international mine action and port protection exercise Sandy Coast 23. The exercise takes place in the North Sea above the Wadden Islands and in the port of Delfzijl (Groningen Seaports). By practising...
On Monday 17 April, HNLMS Van Amstel will depart from Den Helder. The Dutch naval vessel will become part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is one of the four rapidly deployable NATO fleet groups. They are permanently...
For a year, the Royal Netherlands Navy commanded Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. As of 6 January, Germany has taken over. Commander Jeanette Morang ceremoniously handed over the banner to her successor Flotillen Admiral Thorsten Marx in Den Helder for this purpose....
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