Bulgaria and Breeze 2020


Twenty-six ships, nine aircraft and more than 2,000 sailors from eight NATO Allies and partner nations took part in Bulgarian Navy-led exercise Breeze, an annual maritime exercise held off the coast of Bulgaria in the Black Sea.

Breeze 2020 aimed to improve the readiness of all participants. In addition to host country Bulgaria, countries represented included Belgium, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain and Turkey.

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) also participated.

The exercise ran from 10 to 19 July 2020.

This footage, courtesy of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence, includes shots of ships from Allies and partner nations that participated in the exercise at sea.



Video by Sophie Lambert