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More On Breeze 2013 Naval Exercise

The Breeze 2013 Naval Exercise -not to be confused with the Sea Breeze 2013 naval exercise hosted by Ukraine- has started in Varna Bulgaria.

In the period July 6-15 the international Breeze 2013 naval drill will take place in the western part of the Black Sea. Over 15 different vessels, helicopters and planes take part in the exercise. Ships from Spain, Turkey, Greece, as well as a US P-3C Orion plane will take part in the exercise. Improving coordination is one of the tasks of the exercise, which also aims at preparing teams for working in joint international operations in cases of crises.

According to Turkish Naval Forces and Bulgarian Defence Ministry following warships will participate to the exercise:

Number
Name
Country
Type
F-246
TCG Salihreis
Turkey
Frigate
F-103
Blas De Lezo
 Spain Frigate
P-268
Aittitos
Greece
Fast Attack Craft
S-360
TCG 1. İnönü
Turkey
Submarine
P-338
TCG Bora
Turkey
Fast Attack Craft
M-516
TCG Sığacık
Turkey
Mine Sweeper
F-42 Verni Bulgaria Frigate
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