NATO Exercise BALTOPS 2016

NATO Exercise BALTOPS  June 3-19, 2016,  launched in the Baltic Sea Region of Estonia.…. Finland….. and  Sweden, with the successful upshot,  completes its final strike in Kiel-Germany on June 18th.

BALTOPS 2016June 12, 2016 © U.S. Navy

The BALTOPS 2016,  was the largest Exercise combining of Naval Maritime and Air Defence of 17 Allied Nations, contributing over 6,100 Troops, more than  60 Military Aircrafts,  45 Ships and Submarines, added with over 800 Amphibious Troops,  to Exercise and Enhance their Joint Capabilities during the time of peace as well as crisis and conflicts.

Vice Adm. James G. Foggo, III, speaks with Finnish Coastal Rangers in BALTOPS Excercise. UTO_SWEDEN JUNE 12, 2016



Vice Adm. James G. Foggo, III, commander Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks with Finnish Coastal Rangers during the Exercise BALTOPS 2016. June 12, 2016 © U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class America A. Henry

“We completed an extremely successful BALTOPS 2016. Over 5,000 Sailors, Airmen and Marines from 17 nations trained across the full spectrum of Maritime Operations. Similar to trust, you can’t surge Interoperability—we have to train together to Operate together seamlessly. We are committed to Baltic Security and have already starting planning BALTOPS 2017.”  Affirmed Vice Admiral James Foggo III, Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO and the Commander of U.S. 6th Flee.  June 2016   © U.S NAVAL Forces Europe-Africa.

Additional:  NATO Multinational Exercise BALTOPS 2016