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BALTOPS22 Maritime Exercise Concludes In Kiel on June 17, 2022

Gotland Island, Sweden served as a training ground for several air insertions and amphibious landings from the USS Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group-22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and Swedish counterparts.  Additionally, the exercise included complex personnel recovery training scenarios and a submarine rescue.

Unique to BALTOPS 22 was Sweden's role in hosting several training events, to include the training at Ravlunda. The entire exercise involved participation from 16 nations. The 14 NATO Ally and 2 partner nations provided over 45 ships, more than 75 aircraft, and 7,000 personnel.

The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded two successful training events with the Swedish Armed Forces and Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 while operating in the Baltic Sea, Sept. 4, 2022.

USS Arlington possibly involved in the Navy Seals exercises ...

US amphibious assault ship USS Arlington arrives in Sweden sends a clear signal to Russia | Aug. 5, 2022 |

US Navy Fleet BALTOPS Exercises USS Arlington

Welcome to #Lithuania, #USSArlington! Good to have @USNavy ship back in the port of #Klaipėda. It's here for logistical resupply & military equipment maintenance after intensive exercises in the #BalticSea. 🇱🇹 & 🇺🇸

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Involvement US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk

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Russian Corvettes Spotted Shadowing BALTOPS Exercise | June 8, 2022 |

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Lessons from Sweden's Sub Hunt | USNI - Oct. 28, 2014 |

The Swedish navy was pushed into its largest anti-submarine effort since the close of the Cold war last week.

For six days, it hunted for an unknown foreign submersible, likely from Russia, spotted several times off the coast close to the capital of Stockholm.

Called an intelligence gathering operation--the effort off the coast of Stockholm lasted for nearly a week and included surface combatants, helicopters, ground troops (to sweep the islands in the Stockholm archipelago)--and more than likely one or more of Sweden's air independent propulsion (AIP) attack submarines.

The mystery deepened when Sweden's largest daily, Svenska Dagbladet, reported that the Swedish signals intelligence agency had intercepted emergency communications between a transmitter off the coast of Sweden and Kaliningrad--the home of Russia's Baltic fleet--which suggested that the intruding submarine might be in distress.

A Russian merchant vessel, the NS Concord, circled just outside Swedish territorial waters throughout the operation, leading many to think that it was serving as a mother ship, and that the Swedish navy was tracking the scent of a Russian mini-submarine far inside Swedish waters.

It turns out that Russian submarine found off Sweden is ...

'Sapere aude'

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