Sea Shield 2017 Naval Exercise
4 Feb 2017 1 Comment
Once again Romania is hosting Sea Shield naval exercise. The exercise will take place between 1st and 11th February 2017. The exercise started with the planning and familiarization phase which will end on 5th February.
The participants have already arrived at the Romanian port Constanta for this year’s exercise. Besides, Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, Turkey and U.S.A. have deployed warships. The only submarine of the exercise is TCG Dolunay. She will play the role of the hunter and the hunted.
According to the press release of the Romanian Naval Forces, 2800 military personnel is taking part in the exercise. Romania will provide besides warships two mobile missile-launchers, a special-operation detachment, two MiG 21 Lancer airplanes and a medical-evacuation helicopter. Turkey has also dispatched one CN-235 ASW patrol plane.
This is the list of the participating naval units:
|340||HMCS St John’s||Frigate||Canada|
|F-221||ROS Regele Ferdnand||Frigate||Romania|
|265||ROS Admiral Horia Macellariu||Corvette||Romania|
|264||ROS Admiral Eustatiu Sebstian||Corvette||Romania|
|25||ROS Lieutenant Lupu Dunescu||Mine sweeper||Romania|
|29||ROS Lieutenant Dimitrie Nicolescu||Mine sweeper||Romania|
|F-102||ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbon||Frigate||Spain|