BALTOPS Exercise and Polish Defense


06/23/2015: A major maritime exercise involving five thousand six hundred air, maritime and ground forces has moved from Sweden to Poland.

This multinational maritime exercise is in its 43rd iteration. BALTOPS 2015 has taken place across Poland, Sweden, German and throughout the Baltic Sea.

The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate the resolve of allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region.

A total of 49 ships, 61 aircraft, one submarine and a combined landing force of 700 Swedish, Finnish, UK and US troops are participating from 17 NATO nations and partner nations. Amphibious operations are highlighted.

Credit: Natochannel :6/17/15