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Mar 6 2020

NATOs Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta Wraps up in Italy

Northwood, UK – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) is wrapping up off the Sicilian coast. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations converged in the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training.

Submarines from France, Greece, Italy and Turkey under NATO Submarine Command joined surface ships from Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

The aim of Dynamic Manta was to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills, with due regard to safety. 

Multimedia materials

You can download photos from the exercise from our Flickr account, crediting NATO Maritime Command.

Video footage from the exercise is available in NATO Multimedia portal. Please note you need to register before being able to download the footage.

Quick Facts

· Dynamic Manta ran between February 24 and March 6, 2020.

· Nine NATO Allies participated - Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

· 8 Surface ships, 5 Submarines, 5 Maritime patrol aircrafts participated in the exercise.


Story by Allied Maritime Command Public Affairs Office

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