Dynamic Manta

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

Warships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 during Dynamic Manta 2019 included (near to far) HS Elli (F450), FS Auvergne (D654), HNLMS Evertsen (F805), the flagship of SNMG2, ESPS Blas de Lezo (F103) and TCG Gelibolu (F493).
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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.

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