Amphibious Operations in Dynamic Mariner

October 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Bringing forces from the sea to the land: this is the challenge of amphibious operations. From the discreet insertion of commandos to the landing of a multinational force, these maneuvers are among the most complex to achieve. The amphibian is indeed one of the rare operational areas simultaneously implementing air-sea and land resources. During exercise DYNAMICMARINER , more than 1,300 sailors arm the Amphibious Task Group, comprising more than 1,300 sailors on board the Dutch vessels HNMLS Johan de Witt and HNMLS Rotterdam.

The projection of amphibious forces is a strategic area which, both for France and for NATO, adapts and evolves in the face of new threats driven by technological development. Increasing the maximum interoperability of NATO countries in this area requires Allies to continuously develop common frameworks of tactics, rules and standards.

Supported by the Mine Warfare Task Group and under escort from the air defense frigate (FDA) Forbin and the FLF Aconit, the Dutch amphibious forces increased their assaults during exercise DYNAMIC MARINER 20 . Day and night, facing the cliffs and the beaches, in perfect coordination with the other buildings of the force, a wide range of means was deployed, from airborne troops supported by aerial fire, to mechanized vehicles.

From September 27 to October 9, 2020, the French Navy is conducting a major NATO exercise in the Mediterranean Sea: DYNAMIC MARINER 20. Bringing together around thirty ships at sea and several thousand men under the NATO flag, this Intense operational readiness includes naval operations in all areas of warfare and mobilizes units operating in an environment subject to multiple threats. The projection of amphibious forces is a field of struggle that was put to the test during these 15 days to maintain this capacity at the highest level.

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