The ships of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2), with two Sea Lynx helicopters embarked, exercised with the British Task Group Cougar this week after a busy in-port programme in Barcelona.
Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 met in the waters with British Task Group Cougar north of Corsica on Monday, Oct. 12. During the surface exercise, two British Merlin helicopters practiced warfare tactics with SNMG2 units.
One of the Merlins touched down on FGS Hamburg for a meeting between Commander United Kingdom Task Group, Commodore Martin Connell, and Commander SNMG2 Rear Admiral Jörg Klein.
Following the exercise, SNMG2 resumed contributing to NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour. Soon the two forces will meet again in Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, the largest and most ambitious NATO exercise in more than a decade.