NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2018 (DYMA 18) will develop between the 2nd and 16th March off the Sicilian coast. DYNAMIC MANTA remains to be one of the most challenging exercises for NATO. It provides NATO nations’ with an excellent opportunity for their forces to practice together in a pure joint environment and simultaneously provides NATO the ability to evaluate and further develop Allied Anti-Submarine tactics.
This year 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.
NATO HQ MARCOM has shared great photos from its Flicker Account (all photos courtesy of NATO HQ MARCOM and Flicker)
DYNAMIC MONARCH 2017 (DYMH17) is a Submarine Search, Escape and Rescue exercise.
The exercise is designed to demonstrate multi-national submarine rescue co-operation and to share related knowledge amongst worldwide partners.
Participants are from Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, representatives from Bangladesh, Chile, Israel and Sweden is participating the exeercise as observers.
The sea phase has been run for 10 days and consisted of numerous rescue and intervention exercises utilising rescue vehicles and chambers, remote operated vehicles, atmospheric diving suits and divers.
A Submarine Parachute Assistance Group (SPAG) rescued sailors during an escape scenario for exercise. After being rescued, the sailors simulated receiving medical care aboard Turkish rescue ship TCG Alemdar (A-582).
In the rescue phase; NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) evacuated simulated casulities from Turkish submarine. During the exercise Italian, NSRS, Turkish rescue ships has worked with Spanish and Turkish submarines.
Turkish rescue ship TCG Alemdar (A-582) has conducted training with Spanish submarine Tramontana. After the bottomed distress submarine dedected and identified by Turkish Mine Hunter TCG Alanya (M-265), Turkish ADS (Atmospheric Diving Suit) has been launched from TCG Alemdar. ADS connected the SEVDS (Submarine Emergency Ventilation and Decompression System) hoses to Spanish submarine ESPS Tramontana for ventilating the ship with fresh air which was produced by high pressure breathing air compressors onboard of TCG Alemdar.
In another phase; Italian rescue ship ITS Anteo has deployed national SRV (submarine rescue vehicle) to be able to mate with bottomed submarine ESPS Tramontana.
Participants also executed a PHOTEX in the first day of exercise 🇨🇦🇫🇷🇮🇹🇧🇻🇵🇱🇪🇦🇹🇷🇬🇧🇺🇲
(All photos from NATO Maritime Command official facebook page)