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Dynamic Manta 2017 Started In Italy

TCG 1. İnönü in Catania port. Photo: NATO MARCOM

NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta 2017 began today off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations.

According to NATO press release submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, under the control of Commander, Submarines NATO (COMSUBNATO), will join 10 surface ships from Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

Nine Maritime Patrol Aircraft and three shore based helicopters from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States will operate from Sigonella Air Base under the control of Commander, Maritime Air NATO (COMMARAIRNATO).

The aim of this exercise is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills, with due regard for safety.

Below is the list of the participant as best as I could find on internet. Additions and corrections are welcomed.

Number Name Type Country
340 HMCS St. John’s Frigate Canada
D-642 FS Montcalm Destroyer France
Submarine France
F-459 HS Adrias Frigate Greece
S-120 HS Papanikolis Submarine Greece
D-560 ITS Luigi Durand De La Penne Destroyer Italy
S-528 ITS Pietro Venuti Submarine Italy
A-14 ESPS Patiño Tanker Spain
F-104 ESPS Méndez Núñez Frigate Spain
F-82 ESPS Victoria Frigate Spain
S-80 ESPS Mistral Submarine Spain
F-491 TCG Giresun Frigate Turkey
S-360 TCG 1. İnönü Submarine Turkey
781 USS California Submarine USA
 78 USS Porter Destroyer USA
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5 Responses to Dynamic Manta 2017 Started In Italy

  1. ULISES VELEZ says:

    NOW ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE EXERCISE IN ITALY.

  2. I see Italian tanker Etna was also in the Dynamic Manta 2017 exercise (The Greek tanker Prometheus has a prominent forward Phalanx, not present in the photos):
    https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classe_Etna_(nave_da_rifornimento)#Nome

    You can see Etna in the exercise here (the last ship in the middle line):

    https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17311175_1069076533198097_3114852213546109487_o.jpg?oh=407f65010c230f60837e1775c498b08a&oe=596674FF

  3. After some days, I don’t see any British ship yet, here or in other sources:

    13 MAR 17. CATANIA. HS PAPANIKOLIS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE.
    • Dear Enrique, you are correct, although it has been advertised the RN participant is no show. And I was not able to see TCG Giresun in the photos at Flickr. Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Pingback: Το «Παπανικολής» συνάντησε… τουρκικό υποβρύχιο σε ΝΑΤΟική άσκηση | magdasnews

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