Posts tagged as military drill

Russia holds major military drill in Baltic Sea

Friday, August 2, 2019

Russia started a major military exercise in the Baltic Sea on Thursday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. A total of 49 warships, 20 fast attack crafts and service boats, and 58 aircraft, as well as almost 11,000 soldiers and sailors, are taking part in the Ocean Shield-2019 drill, the ministry said in a statement. The exercises are scheduled to last through Aug. 9 under the command of Russian Navy…

Largest NATO drill in 16 years brings carrier, US forces to Norway

By John Vandiver on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group and its 6,000 servicemembers will join NATO’s largest military drill since 2002 later this month as allies test their ability to defend a member state, the U.S. Navy’s top admiral in Europe said. Trident Juncture, which runs from Oct. 25 to Nov. 7, comes at a time of heightened tensions between Moscow and the West. Though allies have declined to say that the…