(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Two Canadian ships departed for a four-month deployment in the
Baltic Sea and North Atlantic region on Operation Reassurance to
enhance NATO readiness, the Canadian Defence Ministry said,
citing Xinhua .
In a news release, the ministry said HMCS Kingston and
Summerside are deployed to contribute to NATO assurance and
deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe, adding that the
Canadian Armed Forces is maintaining a presence in European waters
on a persistent rotational basis since 2014.
According to the release, between July and October 2022, HMCS
Kingston and Summerside will join Standing NATO Mine
Countermeasures Group One. During Operation Reassurance, the ships
will participate in NATO's high readiness on sea, which can quickly
and effectively respond in support of any NATO operations.
HMCS Halifax and Montreal, currently on station as part of
Operation Reassurance, will return to Canada in July.
This will be the first deployment on Operation Reassurance for
both ships. HMCS Summerside will deploy with an embarked Royal
Canadian Navy clearance diving team, supported by mine
countermeasure search capabilities using autonomous underwater
vehicles aboard HMCS Kingston, the release said.
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