BRILLIANT MARINER 17
MEDITERRANEAN SEA, October. 4. 2017. A French landing craft departs for the beach during an amphibious assault launched from FS Mistral as part of the scenario for exercise Brilliant Mariner 17.
Brilliant Mariner 2017 is a NATO-Led interoperability exercise to certify French Maritime Component Command (MCC) capability in preparation to assume the role of NATO Response Force (Maritime) 2018.
Brilliant Mariner 2017 focuses on training NATO Nations operations on the littoral operations within the frame of a crisis response scenario. Brilliant Mariner 2017 involves more than 3500 service members from 13 nations, 27 warships, 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft, 1 submarine and various amphibious assets. NATO Photo by FRAN CPO Christian Valverde.