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HNoMS Otto Sverdrup takes command of NATO's SNMG1

5th February 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Royal Norwegian Navy’s HNoMS Otto Sverdrup has departed on its seven-month mission as flagship for NATO's standing naval fleet SNMG1.

The frigate will patrol the waters of Northern Europe as the command vessel of the naval fleet of four to six destroyers and frigates. It is crewed by Norwegian force commander, Yngve Skoglund, and NATO personnel from six countries. 

During its mission, the fleet will train personnel and equipment, exercise with other allied vessels and conduct regular port visits in the region. 

SNMG1 is a flexible force that can conduct anti-surface, anti-submarine and anti-aircraft warfare. If necessary, it will be among the first NATO forces to respond in the waters of Northern Europe.

NATO has four standing maritime forces in Europe: two destroyer/frigate groups (SNMG1 and SNMG2) and two mine countermeasures groups (SNMCMG1 and SNMCMG2). The four groups are sailing constantly and are ready to respond immediately if necessary. SNMG1 and SNMCMG1 are deployed in the waters of Northern Europe, while SNMG2 and SNMCMG2 operate in Southern Europe.

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