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U.S. 6th Fleet begins participation in exercise Eastern Atlantic 2017
Naval forces from Germany, Norway and the United States began the German-led maritime exercise Eastern Atlantic 2017 (EL17), May 8, in the Norwegian Sea. EL17 is being hosted by the Norwegian Navy and is taking place May 8-26.
EL17 is designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities among regional allies through increased interoperability and realistic training.
“This is the first opportunity we have had to showcase the enhanced Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon in Exercise EASTLANT and look forward to highlighting the United States Navy’s commitment to ASW in the Sixth Fleet Area of Operations especially in the Norwegian Sea.”
– Capt. Bill Ellis, Commander, Task Force 67