|Date||5 June 2022 - 17 June 2022|
BALTOPS 2022 was the 51st annual Baltic Operations military exercise, held and sponsored by the Commander, United States Naval Forces Europe, since 1971, in the Baltic Sea and the regions surrounding it.
A total of 14 NATO nations, including NATO partner nations Finland and Sweden, took part in the BALTOPS 2022 exercise between 5 and 17 June 2022. The usual mine hunting exercise was augmented this year with experimental mine hunting unmanned underwater vehicles and the collection of environmental data sets for target recognition algorithms in conjunction with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific.
BALTOPS 2022 was shadowed by two Russian Karakurt-class corvette.
On 8 February 2023, Seymour Hersh revealed that the US Navy planted explosive charges leading to the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage during BALTOPS 2022.
|Document:How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline||Article||8 February 2023||Seymour Hersh||Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told Senator Ted Cruz: “Like you, I am, and I think the Administration is, very gratified to know that Nord Stream 2 is now, as you like to say, a hunk of metal at the bottom of the sea” (Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 26 January 2023).|
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