Annual Baltic naval exercise kicks off

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) kicked off in the Baltic Sea on June 1, and will run for two weeks.

The 46th iteration of the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region brings together 16 participating nations and will involve around 5,000 personnel, 60 aircraft, and 43 ships and submarines.

The exercise will focus on interoperability in air defence, anti-subsurface warfare, maritime interdiction, mine countermeasures and amphibious operations.