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NATO drill gets underway in Italy

NATO drill gets underway in Italy

NATO Submarine Command has announced the start of the annual event, advanced anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare exercise began on Monday in Italy, AP reports.

NATO drill ‘The Dynamic Manta 2021’ aimed at continuing through March 5 off Italy’s Sicily Island. As the Maritime Command said in a statement, submarines from Greece, Italy, Turkey and the United States have joined surface ships from France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

“This year, French Carrier Strike Group Charles De Gaulle will also join the training along with five surface units from France, Belgium, Greece and the United States,” the NATO added.

The current military exercises aimed at providing complex and challenging warfare training to the participants. Dynamic Manta 2021 should enhance both interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills.

NATO Maritime Command said that eight NATO members are taking part in the exercise, including Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the US.