Canadian Navy’s HMCS Fredericton completed its participation in joint NATO training exercises in the Black Sea as part of NATO assurance measures.
As part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Fredericton will now resume its role as part of NATO maritime operations in the Mediterranean Sea.
Throughout the month of March, HMCS Fredericton participated in three separate SNMG2 exercises designed to improve force interoperability and enhance rapid multinational integration of Alliance maritime assets.
The force trained on anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare procedures during separate exercises with the Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian navies. Participating ships also responded to simulated small boat attacks and conducted manoeuvres in close proximity to one another.
During this deployment HMCS Fredericton visited Varna, Bulgaria and Constanta, Romania to enhance diplomatic and defence relations with strategic partners in the Black Sea region.
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