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    US 6th Fleet Joins Germany, Norway Navies for Submarine Warfare Drills

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    Naval forces from the United States, Germany and Norway have begun an anti-submarine-warfare exercise in the Eastern Atlantic, the US Navy announced in a press release on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The May 8-26 exercise named EL17, or Eastlant 17, is being hosted by the Norwegian Navy and led by Germany, the release explained.

    “EL17 is designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities among regional allies through increased interoperability and realistic training,” the release stated.

    The US Navy plans to showcase the P-8A Poseidon submarine spotting aircraft during the exercise, Task Force 67 Commander Captain Bill Ellis explained.

    The P-8A Poseidon is the Navy’s latest patrol and reconnaissance aircraft, replacing the legacy P-3C Orion.

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