30 Sep 2013 Leave a comment
One of the NATO’s largest exercise Brilliant Mariner 2013 is continuing in the Mediterranean.
The exercise, which will end on 6 October 2013, will take place in the Tyrrhenian Sea between Sicily and Sardinia.
Over five thousand military and naval personnel from 12 NATO nations comprising Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany , Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate in this major annual exercise.
25 warships, including one aircraft carrier, 12 frigates, one amphibious warfare ship, one auxiliary ship and 7 mines countermeasures vessels will be involved, alongside a wide variety of aircraft, submarines and embarked marines. Two submarines and a Maritime Patrol Aircraft will also take part.
I was able to compile the most of the participating ships with the help of Russian radio scanners:
|C-550||ITS Cavour||Aircraft Carrier||Italy|
|D-554||ITS Caio Duilio||Destroyer||Italy|
|D-561||ITS Francesco Mimbelli||Destroyer||Italy|
|P-490||ITS Comandante Cigala Fulgosi||OPV||Italy|
|P-493||ITS Comandante Foscari||OPV||Italy|
|L-9893||ITS San Marco||LPD||Italy|
|F-103||ESPS Blas De Lezo||Frigate||Spain|
|F-218||FGS Meclenburg- Vorpommern||Frigate||Germany|
|S-522||ITS Salvatore Pelosi||Submarine||Italy|
|M-1061||FGS Rottweil||Mine hunter||Germany|
|M-264||TCG Erdemli||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|5558||ITS Crotone||Mine hunter||Italy|
|5552||ITS Milazzo||Mine hunter||Italy|
Any additions and corrections are most welcome.