Dynamic Manta 2019 Completed

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Dynamic Manta 2019 has ended , one of NATO ‘s most important annual exercises , aimed at ensuring constant interoperability between air, surface and underwater forces in the anti-submarine struggle . Five submarines, nine ships, eight helicopters and seven maritime patrol aircraft from Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Canada and France took part in the exercise, which began on 26 February in Catania and took place in the central Mediterranean. , Germany and the United States. The exercise was conducted by…

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Admiral Gorshkov Trains for ASW in the Norwegian Sea

March 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the lead frigate of project 22350 “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov”, performing long-range missions, worked out a search for submarines using deck-mounted aviation — an Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopter. Training was conducted in the waters of the Norwegian Sea on the route of the detachment of ships detachment. All tasks were successfully completed. Helicopter pilots made several take-offs and landings on the deck of a ship. Currently, a detachment of ships and ships to support the Northern Fleet…

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Pacific Fleet’s Primorye Flotilla Conducts ASW Training

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) -Today, during a planned anti-submarine tactical exercise, major anti-submarine ships Admiral Panteleyev and Admiral Vinogradov of the Primorye Flotilla of the Pacific Fleet, in the waters of Peter the Great Bay, trained to search, track and destroy a submarine. One of the fleet diesel submarines simulated an adversary. Along with the ship’s search facilities, the IL-38 anti-submarine aircraft and the deck-based Ka-27PL naval aviation helicopters, which used lowered sonar stations, were involved in locating the submarine. After establishing contact with the submarine, the anti-submarine ships…

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Exercise Dynamic Manta Begins in Italy

February 27, 2019 – NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2019 (DYMA 19) began Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. Submarines from Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, under the control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO), are joining nine surface ships from the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, and Greece. As host nation, Italy will provide support in Catania, the…

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HMS St Albans and Astute Conduct ASW Training in the Atlantic

February 25, 2019 – Two of the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine heavyweights carried out training in the Atlantic. Submarine HMS Astute and Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans faced tough weather conditions as they took advantage of working together on their anti-submarine warfare capabilities to do personnel transfer training. St Albans’ Merlin helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – aka the Flying Tigers and normally based at Culdrose in Cornwall – flew between both vessels, winching submariners and sailors while battling wind and rain. Lieutenant Commander Andrew Mitchell, flight commander on…

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Defence Secretary Announces First P-8A Deployment

February 18, 2019 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting aircraft will take to the skies over the Arctic next year. While visiting Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel on winter training in Norway, the Defence Secretary announced that as part of their first deployment next year the RAF P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be in the Arctic to counter Russian submarine activity that has reached Cold War levels. This deployment is part of the Defence Arctic Strategy, which will be published…

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Primauguet trains with a Norwegian submarine

February 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its latest deployment, the Primauguet anti-submarine frigate (FASM) , currently in the North Atlantic Ocean, has trained with the Norwegian submarine Uredd (submarine type U210). During two consecutive mornings, the two vessels exercised during a particularly demanding CASEX (exercise with a submarine) because of the extreme weather conditions and specificities of the area, including the well-known fjords of northern Norway. of the submarine. In addition to a better knowledge of this particular environment by the crew of the FASM, and especially…

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Primauguet Trains With a Norwegian Submarine

February 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its latest deployment, the Primauguet anti-submarine frigate (FASM) , currently in the North Atlantic Ocean, has trained with the Norwegian submarine Uredd (submarine type U210). During two consecutive mornings, the two vessels exercised during a particularly demanding CASEX (exercise with a submarine) because of the extreme weather conditions and specificities of the area, including the well-known fjords of northern Norway. of the submarine. In addition to a better knowledge of this particular environment by the crew of the FASM, and especially…

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UK Defense Minister Stuart Andrew Makes P-8A Announcement

January 31, 2019 – Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced the first fuel tanks supporting the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting aircraft have rolled off the line in Cambridge. The major milestone comes after the first cohort of RAF aircrew commenced their training for the program earlier this month, marking the start of a vital enhancement of the UK’s military capabilities in the maritime environment. The P-8A Poseidon is a new aircraft for the RAF designed to operate for long durations over water in maritime patrol roles, in particular…

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Baltic Fleet Ka-27PLs Conduct ASW Training

January 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of decked anti-submarine helicopters Ka-27PL of the naval aviation of the Baltic Fleet, as part of the planned exercise, completed the tasks of searching, tracking and destroying the enemy submarine in the sea range According to the plan of the exercise, an unidentified submarine was located in the sea lanes area, the crew of which was assigned the task of disrupting the sea lanes of the Baltic Fleet. To detect the target, naval aviation helicopters of the Ka-27PL fleet were sent to…

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U.S., Australia Set to Kick Off 2019 Exercise Sea Dragon

January 11, 2019 – Located at the southernmost point of the Northern Marianas Islands and the United States’ westernmost point, Guam will serve as the location of 2019 Exercise Sea Dragon, which is slated to kick off Jan. 14. “Exercise Sea Dragon is an exciting opportunity to enhance maritime patrol relationships in the Western Pacific and focus on building anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency and increase warfighting lethality,” said Capt. Brian Erickson, Commander, Task Force (CTF) 72. “In future Sea Dragon exercises, I am excited to expand ally and partner nation…

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Navy Accepts Final Component for LCS Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package

December 4, 2018 – The Navy took delivery of the final component of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Mission Package Nov. 30, following the successful completion of a rigorous acceptance test regime at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The Raytheon-developed Dual-mode Array Transmitter (DART) Mission System and ASW Mission Package will significantly increase ASW capabilities within the U.S. Navy, bringing the ability to maneuver active and passive sonars above and below the thermocline layer. “The DART Mission System is an essential component of the LCS ASW Package,…

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HMS St Albans and HMS Astute Practice ASW Skills

November 30, 2018 – Two of the Royal Navy’s heavyweight anti-submarine weapons have pitted their wits against each other. Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans and hunter-killer sub HMS Astute have been operating alongside each other, honing their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills. But it was also an opportunity for them to go up against each other, testing their ability to deal with the threat one another brings to the battlefield. “To be the best at what we do, it is essential that we train both against and alongside the very…

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Philippines to Receive First Ever ASW Helicopters Early 2019

November 27, 2018 – The Philippine Navy (PN) announced the arrival in the first quarter of 2019 of its first-ever anti-submarine warfare helicopters. In an interview, Navy spokesman Commander Jonathan Zata said with the arrival of two Agusta Westland AW159 Wildcat helicopters, the PN will now have the capability of securing not only the country’s surface waters but also underwater. He said the helicopters which are equipped with sensors and weapon systems, can track/detect and counter submarines. “It’s a big leap essentially dahil (because) with this capability we now have…

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