NATO’s Advanced ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Begins off Sicily

NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2018 (DYMA 18) began March 5th off the Sicilian coast. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW) training. Submarines from Canada, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, under the control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO), will join 9 surface ships from Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, UK, and USA. Host nation Italy is providing support from the Augusta Naval Base, Catania and the Sigonella Air…

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Windsor Sails for Exercise Dynamic Manta in Mediterranean

The Royal Canadian Navy announced February 24th that submarine HMCS Windsor has sailed for the Mediterranean to take part in NATO Exercise Dynamic Manta-L 18. NATO describes it: “To exercise submarine warfare and ASW (antisubmarine warfare) warfighting capabilities for submarines, ASW surface units and maritime aircraft in order to conduct sea control and sea denial related naval tasks in preparation for future collective defense and crisis response operations.” 20 years after acquisition, it is good to see two Canadian submarines deployed in ASW target duties, with HMCS Chicoutimi currently on…

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