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    US guided-missle destroyer USS Porter, along with two P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Poseidon aircraft and a nuclear powered attack submarine are participating in a multi-national exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, the US Navy said on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US P-3 Orion anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft is also taking part in the drill, which is taking place off the southern coast of Italy on March 13-24.

    "Exercise Dynamic Manta is an excellent way for NATO allies to build resilient warfare capabilities, including anti-submarine warfare capabilities, through realistic training and challenging scenarios," USS Porter Commanding Officer Andria Slough said in the release.

    Dynamic Manta is an annual exercise that focuses on operational training in anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, according to the Navy.

    It helps to enhance interoperability of such participants as France, Norway, Canada, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom, the release said.

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