Brilliant Mariner 2017
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (October 8, 2017) Navy ships participating in NATO Response Force (NRF) exercise Brilliant Mariner 2017 sail in formation in the Mediterranean on October 8, 2017. Brilliant Mariner 17 is designed to exercise the NATO Response Force (Maritime) 2018 interoperability, evaluate their readiness and validate the capabilities of the NRF 2018 MCC by exercising NRF missions and tasks. Brilliant Mariner is focusing on maritime expeditionary operations, enhancing joint collaboration, improving interoperability and implementing the most recent NATO doctrines and concepts. A total of more than 3,500 personnel and involves more than 27 ships and submarines, supported by rotary wing aircraft. Participants are from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portagues, Spanish, Turkey and UK. NATO photo by FRAN CPO Christian Valverde/Released.