Flotilla of Forces in Nordic-Baltic
The annual maritime excercie BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) is in its 43 iteration and bigger than ever. With 49 ships, 69 aircraft, and a submarine involved, naval and amphibious warfighting is back as a centerpiece of the exercise.
Sailors are working hand in hand with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its partner nations through this multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability in order to strengthen combined response capabilities necessary to ensure regional stability.
As part of BALTOPS, 17 NATO and partner nations are participating in the maritime exercise that will come to an end June 20th.
Exercises such as BALTOPs are becoming more important in order to signal U.S. and NATO resolve in a Nordic-Baltic region.