NATO Maritime Group
Standing #NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) is a core part of the maritime component of the NATO Response Force (NRF).
SNMG2 Flagship ESPS Méndez Núñez is now participating in NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender 21 (STDE21), in TU 20.30.20, together with FGS Brandenburg and ITS Andrea Doria.
STDE21 is a SHAPE-sponsored Operational and Tactical level Live Exercise (LIVEX) and Command Post Exercise (CPX). It is the first in a new series of NATO-led exercises to ensure our forces are trained, able to operate together, and ready to respond to any threat from any direction.
STDE21 is made up of three phases that will take place across Europe between 12 May 21 and 09 June 21. The scenario will consider the challenges of reinforcing and enabling Alliance #Forces throughout SACEUR’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) in the context of an emerging threat in the Black Sea region.
Footage in this B-Roll has been recorded on May 22, 2021, during STDE21 Part 1 #MARITIME LIVEX and CPX: Securing Sea Lines of Communication and Transatlantic Reinforcement.