Maritime Support to NATO Quick Reaction Support Forces


10/31/2016: Ships, submarines and aircraft all take part in large-scale exercises off the west coast of Scotland, performing anti-submarine warfare, mine counter-measures, maritime security, live fire and close air support.




According to a Royal Navy press release dated October 7, 2016:

Scotland will host elements of a major military exercise when Exercise Joint Warrior begins on Saturday (October 8).

Around 5,700 military personnel from armed forces across the world will take part in the UK-led training which will run from 8 to 20 October.

Thirty-one warships and submarines, as well as some 67 aircraft will be involved, with much of the activity taking place off the Scottish coast, at RAF Lossiemouth, at Prestwick and on military ranges across the country.

At the same time as Joint Warrior, the world’s first large scale, multi environment demonstration of unmanned technology will also take place in the Western Isles.

Unmanned Warrior, as it is known, will give industry an opportunity to show the latest systems at military ranges in Benbecula, Stornoway, Applecross and Kyle of Lochalsh.