Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) and Baltic Naval Squadron have during the two last week cooperated in making the Irbe Straight safer for modern seafarers. In total, 32 mines were neutralized during exercise “Open Spirit 2020”.
Tag Archives : Latvian Navy
25 Sep 2019
Small but ambitious, the Latvian Navy is planning to enhance its mine hunting capability through a 21M€ overhaul program of its Tripartite-class minehunters. Naval News was at the Liepāja Naval Base, to learn more on what is now the biggest upgrade project of the Latvian Navy.
13 Sep 2019
The Latvian Navy procured a pair of A9-M Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (AUV) from ECA Group in 2015. Since then, the system is being operated in Liepāja by the Minehunters Squadron. But It was never demonstrated to a foreign media... That was until Naval News interviewed commander Armands Grebežs, chief of the BALTRON squadron, in late August 2019.