Russian navy to take part in 1st drills with NATO ships in decade

Russian navy to take part in 1st drills with NATO ships in decade

The Russian Navy last participated in joint drills with NATO back in 2011, when the Bold Monarch exercise was held off the coast of southern Spain.

The vessels of the Russian Navy will hold their first in 10 years joint drills with NATO nations, including the United States and the United Kingdom; the military exercise will be organised in February off Pakistan's coast.

"The AMAN-2021 exercise will unite vessels of Pakistan's and Russia's navies, the US Navy, the UK's Royal Navy, the Chinese Navy, Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, the Turkish Naval Forces, the Philippines' Navy, the Royal Malaysian Navy, the Sri Lanka Navy and the Indonesian Navy," Sputnik cited the Black Sea Fleet as saying.

The exercise will be held in February 2021 in Karachi waters. Russia will be represented by a frigate, a patrol vessel, a rescue tug, a marine corps unit, a mine clearance squad and a sea-based helicopter.

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