Nearly 70 military ships, 9 submarines, 8 Maritime patrol aircraft, and more than 3 thousand Marines will participate in the sea phase of NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2015, which kicks off on 21 October, said the press service of the command of the maneuvers.
according to the press service, will be involved in the maneuvers of the marine component of the group increased readiness of the NATO response force - the First and the second permanent naval task force ? SNMG1 and SNMG2, reports RIA " Novosti ".
According to the exercise Scenario, the naval component of the military power of the Commonwealth in the waters of the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean will confront about 20 military ships and 4 submarines imaginary enemy. In the largest over the past decade, military NATO exercises Trident Juncture-2015, which take place in Spain, Portugal and Italy, taking part in total, 36 thousand of Soldiers from over 30 countries, as well as 200 aircraft and 50 warships. The scenario of the maneuvers is provided by the involvement of all components of modern war, including missile defense, counter-cyber attacks, actions in the "hybrid war" and conducting propaganda operations. Part of the training will be and the social network, where, as expected, will be worked out with a fight not only against conventional enemies, but also with " real opponents ". Exercises Trident Juncture-2015 will last till November 6. The first phase of the maneuvers took place until 16 October, she was in the modeling of conflict situations. The second stage ? "live" Exercises involving land, air ships and vessels will begin October 21. On October 16, the press service of Ukraine's mission to NATO reported that a Ukrainian military-transport aircraft will participate in the largest NATO exercise Trident Juncture-2015 within the EU. October 8, presidential press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that NATO covers their actions by false pretenses of an imaginary threat, which as if comes from Russia, any plans on the approximation of the military infrastructure of NATO closer to Russia's borders would lead to retaliatory action from the capital of Russia. In June, the Alliance decided on increasing the number of response force up to 40 thousand People and the inclusion in the composition of the advance team ? joint task force with high readiness NATO (VJTF), the so-called " tip of the spear ".