WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Warships from NATO countries arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Canadian-led military exercise Cutlass Fury, Royal Canadian Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd said in a Twitter post on Thursday.
"Several warships from NATO nations arrive at RNC MARLANT [Royal Canadian Navy Maritime Forces Atlantic Formation] today for Cutlass Fury — strengthening international partnerships and interoperability," Lloyd stated.
The Canadian Armed Forces explained that Cutlass Fury will involve Task Group-level exercises with a focus on anti-submarine warfare, air defense, amphibious operations and support to Special Operations forces.
Cutlass Fury will take place from September 9-26. The Canadian-led exercise involves 3,000 participants from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, according to MARLANT.