From SHAPE: Ten NATO nations will task seven submarines, 18 aircraft (including ship-based helicopters) and eight surface ships to take part in Noble Manta 10, NATO’s largest annual Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise from 10 to 24 February.

The exercise will take place in the Ionian Sea to the Southeast of Sicily. Forces are provided by Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Seven submarines, one each from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain, and two from Turkey are scheduled to join the exercise. Each submarine will have the opportunity of being a hunter as well as the prey. NATO surface ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, an Italian frigate, an Italian auxiliary and a French frigate will also take part. (photo: Royal Navy U.K.)