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NATO Allies train together in the Mediterranean

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Six thousand personnel from 14 NATO Allies took part in Exercise Dynamic Mariner, off the coast of Italy – helping to train Italy for a very special role.

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Naval forces from 14 Allied nations gathered in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy for exercise Dynamic Mariner 23. The exercise ran from 23 October to 6 November.
The exercise involved more than 6,000 personnel and featured a diverse range of naval and air assets - approximately 30 warships (including an Italian aircraft carrier), submarines and helicopters. Other aircraft included Harriers and F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters. Fourteen NATO Allies -- Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States -- participated with assets, personnel and observers.
Dynamic Mariner 23 was vital training for the Italian Navy, as it prepares to take over the NATO Response Force Maritime element (NRF/M) from Türkiye in 2024.
Footage includes shots of ships sailing at sea (including Italian Navy frigates Carabinieri and Carlo Bergamini) and soundbites from the Commander of Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Mike Utley, CB, OBE.

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(00:00) WIDE SHOT - ITALIAN SUBMARINE AT SEA
(00:09) WIDE SHOT - ITALIAN NH90 HELICOPTER APPROACHING SHIP’S FLIGHT DECK
(00:13) VARIOUS SHOTS - SHIPS PERFORM PASSING EXERCISE (PASSEX)
(00:22) MEDIUM SHOT - ITALIAN MARINES CONDUCT A BOARDING EXERCISE ONTO ITALIAN SHIP
(00:41) MEDIUM SHOT - ITALIAN F-35B FIGHTER JET TAKES OFF FROM ITALIAN SHIP
(01:02) MEDIUM SHOT - ITALIAN AV-8B HARRIER FIGHTER JET TAKES OFF FROM ITALIAN SHIP
(01:16) MEDIUM SHOT - ITALIAN FLAG FLYING
(01:19) CLOSE SHOT - ITALIAN NAVY FRIGATE CARABINIERE SAILING AT SEA
(01:24) CLOSE SHOT - ITALIAN NAVY FRIGATE CARABINIERE FIRES NAVAL GUN
(01:29) CLOSE SHOT - ITALIAN NAVY FRIGATE CARLO BERGAMINI SAILING AT SEA
(01:34) CLOSE SHOT - ITALIAN NAVAL FLAG FLYING
(01:39) WIDE SHOT - PARTICIPATING SHIPS CONDUCT MANOEUVRES IN PREPARATION FOR DISTINGUISHED VISITORS’ DAY
(01:46) CLOSE SHOT - ITALIAN AND NATO FLAGS FLY TOGETHER ONBOARD ITALIAN SHIP
(01:55) WIDE SHOT - ITALIAN MARINES CONDUCT AIR-TO-SEA MANOEUVRES FROM NAVAL HELICOPTER
(02:10) WIDE SHOT - ITALIAN MARINES CONDUCT AMPHIBIOUS BEACH APPROACH
(02:20) VARIOUS SHOTS - ITALIAN MARINES CONDUCT AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT USING RIBS
(02:37) VARIOUS SHOTS - AMPHIBIOUS FORCES APPROACH BEACH IN AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES
(02:50) VARIOUS SHOTS - ITALIAN FORCES ON BEACH EXITING AN AMPHIBIOUS PLATFORM TO CONDUCT AN ASSAULT
(03:02) VARIOUS SHOTS - HELICOPTER FLIES TOWARDS BEACH
(03:13) VARIOUS SHOTS - MARINES FAST-ROPE FROM HELICOPTER

(03:33) SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) COMMANDER OF ALLIED MARITIME COMMAND (MARCOM), VICE ADMIRAL MIKE UTLEY, CB, OBE
“It’s a huge demonstration of ‘deter and assure’. This is both a national Italian exercise but also a NATO exercise, and it’s the first time MARCOM has worked directly with the Italian Navy to put an exercise together, and the joint staffs working together, with over 20 ships, more than 5,500 people, 20 aircraft, so a real win from that perspective. And of course having this level of capability at sea, at this time, has just got to be good news for the Alliance and reassuring for the population of NATO."

(04:14) SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) COMMANDER OF ALLIED MARITIME COMMAND, VICE ADMIRAL MIKE UTLEY, CB, OBE
“So the NRF Maritime is part of the very high readiness force of NATO that is immediately ready to respond to changing circumstances, and that can be anything from humanitarian disaster relief, right up to crisis and warfighting, so they have to be ready for all circumstances.”

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