24 Nov 2016 1 Comment
Each year Turkish Navy organises a mine warfare exercise named after the famous minelayer Nusret.
This year the exercise will be held between 25 November and 4 December 2016, in İzmir Bay.
The aim of the exercise is to provide training for the planning and execution of mine warfare and to improve the interoperability in mine warfare, between warships from participant countries.
Turkish Armed Forces will take part with 7 mine hunters, one mine layer / command and control ship, one corvette, one patrol boat, one mine retriever, 3 Coast Guard vessels, one naval EOD team, one helicopter, 2 F-16C fighters and one C-130 cargo plane.
Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Romania and Spain will send one mine warfare ship. Belgium will take part with one autonomous underwater vehicle and its crew. Greece and Romania will each deploy one EOD team as well.
The below is the list of the participating warships as far as I could identify:
|63||BGS Priboy||Mine sweeper||Bulgaria|
|M-1058||FGS Fulda||Mine hunter||Germany|
|M-63||HS Kallisto||Mine hunter||Greece|
|30||ROS Sub Lieutenant Alexandru Axente||Mine sweeper||Romania|
|M-36||ESPS Tajo||Mine hunter||Spain|
|M-265||TCG Alanya||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|M-266||TCG Amasra||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|M-267||TCG Ayvalık||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|M-269||TCG Anamur||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|M-260||TCG Edincik||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|M-261||TCG Edremit||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|M-262||TCG Enez||Mine hunter||Turkey|
|A-577||TCG Sokullu Mehmet Paşa||Command||Turkey|
|P-1206||TCG Karşıyaka||Patrol ship||Turkey|