Klaipeda, Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea near Denmark
18 NATO Allies and partner nations are gathering for one of NATO’s longest-running maritime exercises, BALTOPS, which is in its 50th iteration.
One of NATO’s longest-running maritime exercises, BALTOPS, is marking its 50th iteration. The 2021 exercise brings together forces from 18 NATO Allies and partner nations for a dynamic collective defence scenario that includes air defence, anti-submarine warfare, amphibious operations and mine counter-measure operations.
Held between 6 and 18 June 2021, BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) is an annual exercise designed to enhance interoperability and demonstrate resolve in the Baltic Sea region. The exercise is led by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO).
Footage includes shots of UK Royal Marine Commandos performing a night landing and capturing a target on the Lithuanian coastline near the city of Klaipeda; Lithuanian Navy and Special Operations Forces conducting manoeuvres at sea in high-speed boats; Portuguese Marines conducting an assault of a port and a helicopter medical evacuation; and various naval forces manoeuvring in the Baltic Sea.
(00:00) LITHUANIAN NAVAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DRIVING A RIGID-HULLED INFLATABLE BOAT (RHIB) (00:05) MEDIUM SHOT: RHIB ENGINES (00:10) VARIOUS SHOTS (INCLUDING SLOW MO): LITHUANIAN NAVY BOARDING TEAM AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES PATROLLING IN A RHIB (01:07) VARIOUS SHOTS (INCLUDIND SLOW MO): PORTUGUESE MARINES PERFORMING A SIMULATED MEDEVAC WITH A LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE HELICOPTER (01:34) VARIOUS SHOTS: PORTUGUESE MARINES PERFORMING A SIMULATED ASSAULT ON A SEA PORT (01:51) VARIOUS DRONE SHOTS (NO SOUND): LITHUANIAN NAVY BOARDING TEAM AND SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES PATROLLING IN A RHIB (02:14) WIDE SHOT: UK ROYAL MARINE LANDING CRAFT IN THE SURF (02:25) VARIOUS SHOTS: UK ROYAL MARINES LANDING ON A BEACH AND MOVING TO SECURE BEACHHEAD (02:50) VARIOUS SHOTS: UK ROYAL MARINES MOVING THROUGH THE FOREST (03:08) VARIOUS SHOTS: UK ROYAL MARINE PERFORMING A SECTION ATTACK ON A FIXED TARGET (03:30) VARIOUS SHOTS (SLOW MO): UK, POLISH, LITHUANIAN AND PORTUGUESE MARINES MOVING IN UNISON THROUGH A SHIPYARD (04:15) VARIOUS SHOTS (INCLUDING SLOW MO): ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY FRIGATE HMCS HALIFAX LAUNCHES ITS RHIB
(04:30) VARIOUS SHOTS: GUNNERY DRILLS ABOARD A ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY SKJOLD-CLASS CORVETTE
(04:39) VARIOUS SHOTS: NORWEGIAN TROOPS ABOARD SHIP
(04:46) WIDE SHOT: ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE F-16 FIGHTER IN FLIGHT
(04:51) VARIOUS SHOTS: SHIPS FROM STANDING NATO MARITIME GROUP ONE AT SEA
(05:05) WIDE SHOT: ROYAL DANISH AIR FORCE F-16 FIGHTERS FLY PAST HMCS HALIFAX DURING AN AIR DEFENCE EXERCISE
(05:14) WIDE SHOT: UK ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY LANDING SHIP DOCK RFA MOUNTS BAY APPROACHES HMCS HALIFAX FOR A REPLENISHMENT AT SEA
(05:18) VARIOUS SHOTS: HMCS HALIFAX CONDUCTS A REPLENISHMENT-AT-SEA WITH US MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND COMBAT SUPPORT SHIP USNS SUPPLY
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