UNITAS 2012

09/30/2012: UNITAS 2012
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  • In the first photo, Naval forces maneuver during a UNITAS exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21, 2012. This is the 53rd year partner nations have participated in UNITAS making it the longest ongoing maritime exercise in this region as well as the largest.
  • In the second photo, the crew aboard the USS Gravely (DDG 107) maneuvers with other naval forces during a UNITAS exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21, 2012. The crew aboard the Gravely is participating in UNITAS, which is designed to train each naval force in a variety of maritime scenarios with each operating as a component of a multinational force providing the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability.
  • In the third photo, the crew aboard the Royal Navy‚Äôs HMS Dauntless maneuvers with other naval forces during a UNITAS exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21, 2012. The crew aboard the Dauntless is participating in UNITAS, which is designed to train each naval force in a variety of maritime scenarios with each operating as a component of a multinational force providing the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability.
  • In the fourth photo, the crew aboard the Boston-based 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba encounters a weather storm while navigating during a UNITAS exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21, 2012.
  • In the fifth photo, Coast Guardsmen from the Boston-based 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba navigate along side the cutter in a response boat in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 20, 2012. The crew aboard the Escanaba is participating in UNITAS, which is designed to train each naval force in a variety of maritime scenarios with each operating as a component of a multinational force providing the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability.
  • In the final photo, the crew aboard the Royal Navy’s HMS Dauntless maneuvers with other naval forces during a UNITAS exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 21, 2012.

According to a SOUTHCOM press release:

Naval forces from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United Kingdom and the United States will kick off the Atlantic Phase of UNITAS 2012, an annual multi-national exercise, in Key West on Monday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m. This is the longest running and largest maritime exercise in this hemisphere and is hosted by Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, commander of U.S. Fourth Fleet (conducted for 53 years).

Thirteen warships will arrive in Key West the weekend of Sept 15-16 to officially begin the exercise Sept. 17 at the Naval Air Station. The multi-national naval forces will conduct operations in Key West and in the Western Caribbean through Sept. 28, 2012.

UNITAS 2012 is designed to train participating forces in a variety of maritime scenarios to test command and control of forces at sea, while operating as a multinational force to provide the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability.

http://www.arsouth.army.mil/news/southcomnews/3895-seven-nations-to-take-part-in-unitas-atlantic-naval-exercise.html

Also see, http://www.southcom.mil/newsroom/Pages/UNITAS-2012.aspx

 

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