MCM100 Deployed at the 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) Exercise
- Date: 7th July 2021
- Company: Avon Protection
The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, took place in the Baltic Sea from 6-18 June.
Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations were involved in the live training events. Training focus areas included maritime interdiction, mine countermeasure and amphibious operations.
The exercise enhances flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations to strengthen combined response capabilities to protect and defend the Baltic Sea region.
18 nations participated in BALTOPS including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the U.K., and the U.S.
The Royal Norwegian Navy utilised the MCM100 throughout the BALTOPS exercise with some dives in excess of 3 hours.
The MCM100 was deployed in numerous roles, successfully completing conventional MCM and search operations while employing both diver propulsion devices and heating systems.
The MCM100 is Avon Protection’s state of the art electronically controlled, closed circuit, mixed gas military rebreather for mine countermeasures/EOD and SF diving operations.
The market leading MCM100 delivers true multi-role military rebreather capability, incorporating cutting edge technology and innovative operational features, to deliver significantly enhanced diver safety, extended mission duration and enhanced operability.
The BALTOPS exercise demonstrated to the NATO diving community the MCM100’s operational capability, reliability and robustness.