A NATO squadron consisting of the US PMS, Donald Cook and Roosevelt destroyers, the British frigate Kent and the American supply ship Sapplay left the Barents Sea. This was reported on the website of the Sixth Fleet of the United States.
Ships entered the sea on May 4 “to conduct exercises and operations in the difficult conditions of the Arctic region,” noted the Navy. They left the water area on May 8. The exercises were attended by 1.2 thousand sailors of the United States and Great Britain.
They were supported by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol reconnaissance aircraft and a US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft RC-135.
US Navy publishes photo of NATO squadron in the Barents Sea
“The Arctic is an important region, and our naval forces operate there, including the Barents Sea, to ensure trade security and demonstrate freedom of navigation in this difficult environment,” said Admiral James Foggo III, Commander of the US Navy in Europe and Africa .