Dynamic Manta 2017 Started In Italy
13 Mar 2017 5 Comments
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.
|340||HMCS St. John’s||Frigate||Canada|
|D-560||ITS Luigi Durand De La Penne||Destroyer||Italy|
|S-528||ITS Pietro Venuti||Submarine||Italy|
|F-104||ESPS Méndez Núñez||Frigate||Spain|
|S-360||TCG 1. İnönü||Submarine||Turkey|