NATO has launched a large-scale international naval exercise Baltops-2021 in the Baltic Sea. This is reported on the website of the North Atlantic Alliance.
“The main areas of training include the integration of air defense, anti-submarine warfare, maritime interdiction, mine protection, and amphibious operations,” the report says.
According to the alliance, the current exercises will “increase flexibility” and “improve interaction” between the allies and partner countries, to improve the quality of joint response, as well as to demonstrate international determination to ensure stability in the Baltic Sea region and, if necessary, to protect it. Among the countries participating in the Baltops-2021 exercise are Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.