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Press release: NATO warships to Norway for exercise TG-21-1

The Royal Norwegian Navy will next week be hosting 14 NATO-warships and submarines for joint winter training in Norway.

A total of 14 vessels and submarines from Norway, Denmark, France, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands will participate in the annual maritime exercise TG21-1. Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 is also participating.

The exercise is designed to enhance allied cooperation, and strengthening participating nations’ ability to conduct maritime operation in challenging environments.

– Participation in exercise TG-21-1 states allied ability and commitment to defend Norway and “NATO in the North”, if necessary. Allied presence and operations are important to the collective defense of Norway and NATO, says commander s.g. Torill Herland, Chief Public Affairs Officer in the Norwegian Navy.

Due to the pandemic, the exercise will be conducted under strict measures to prevent further spreading of the corona-virus. There will be no physical interaction between the crews and locals. 

Exercise TG-21-1 supports the training and qualification of future NATO submarine commanders. 


Chief Public Affairs Officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy

Commander s.g. Torill Herland 

Cell: +47 47 47 57 49, e-mail: [email protected]