NATO and its Allies are increasing patrols in the Baltic Sea due to damage to undersea infrastructure.
The increased measures include additional surveillance and reconnaissance flights using maritime patrol aircraft, NATO AWACS planes, and drones.
A fleet of four NATO minehunters is being deployed. NATO is closely monitoring the situation and will adapt its maritime posture to ensure the safety of its Allies.
NATO has increased patrols near critical undersea infrastructure since the Nord Stream sabotage in September 2022, promoting technological innovation, including drones, to detect suspicious activity.
The organization created an undersea infrastructure coordination cell to strengthen ties between governments, military, and industry actors, and established the NATO Maritime Centre for the Security of Critical Undersea Infrastructure.