Exercise Baltops

The largest multinational exercise taking place in the Baltic Sea, hosted by the Commander US Naval Forces Europe, testing allied and partner maritime niche capabilities including maritime security tasks.

Exercise Baltops aims to improve maritime security in the Baltic Sea through partnership and the sharing of resources, enhancing coordination and cooperation among Baltic Sea countries. 

It is one of a set of three exercises in the region in which the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom are involved. 

What we are doing

Showing the UK's continuing commitment to our NATO allies

Why we are there

To improve maritime security through partnership and the sharing of resources with our allies

Exercises of this nature help in the development of partnerships and should be seen as a demonstration of our operational flexibility as well as our resolve to ensure regional security

Captain Tim Henry, Commanding Officer of Flagship HMS Ocean

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Providing security at sea

The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

Location Northern europe and the Baltic sea

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