MILITARY EXERCISE DYNAMIC MANTA
Riccardo Niccoli provides an overview of sub-hunting in the Mediterranean off the coastline of Italy during an exercise organised in Middlesex, England
The waters of the central Mediterranean are some way from the Middlesex town of Northwood in the UK. However, the two locations were militarily linked between February 25 and March 8, when Exercise Dynamic Manta 2019 was underway.
This maritime training exercise organised by the Northwood-based NATO Allied Maritime Command (AMC), was dedicated to both antisubmarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW).
Every year the NATO AMC conducts two such large scale exercises; Dynamic Mongoose in the waters of the North Sea, and Dynamic Manta in the central Mediterranean from the east of Sicily and to the south of Calabria.