07-03-13 Joint Warrior 13-1
It's approaching one of those twice a year times that the NATO armies, navies and air forces invade NW Sutherland - yes, Joint Warrior 131.

The MoD haven't yet issued their usual Notice to Fishermen and Ferries but an Aeronautical Information Service notice can be found in the Documents section of the website. Joint Warrior 13-1 will take place from 15 April 2013 to 1 May 2013.

From information received this Spring's exercise is going to be bigger than most of its predecessors, with as many as 80 vessels involved, both surface and submarine, as well as fast jets and helicopters, and land-based forces.

Some of the ships involved are as follows:

Royal Navy
HMS ILLUSTRIOUS
HMS BULWARK
HMS RICHMOND
HMS SUTHERLAND
HMS DIAMOND
HMS MONTROSE
HMS WESTMINSTER
HMS BROCKLESBY
HMS CHIDDINGFOLD
HMS HURWORTH
HMS PEMBROKE
HMS GRIMSBY
HMS TIRELESS
HMS ECHO
HMS LYME BAY
Danish Navy
ESBERN SNARE
ABSALON
VAEDDEREN

Netherlands Navy
EVERTSEN
BRUINVIS
ROTTERDAM
LUYMES
MERCUUR

German Navy
BREMEN
HESSEN
RHON
EMDEN
FRANKFURT A.M.
DATTELN
UBERHERRN
WERRA
Swedish Navy
VISBY
SUNDSVALL

French Navy
PRIMAUGUET
MARNE
EMERAUDE

Canadian Navy
PRESERVER
IROQUOIS
ST JOHNS

United States Navy
THE SULLIVANS
BAINBRIDGE
DE WERT
STOUT
JOHN LETHALL
Norwegian Navy
UTVAER
GNIST
STEIL
HINNOY

Combined Mine Clearing Flotilla
HNOMS RAUMA
HNOMS KARMOEY
HNLMS VLAARDINGEN
HNLMS URK
BNS PRIMULA
BNS BELLIS
FGS HERTEN
Aircraft Participants

On board Helicopters from Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, USA, Canada, and the UK.

Leuchars
7 x Rafale
7 x Super Etendard
2 x E2 Hawkeye

Lossiemouth will have the full MPA contingent
Brazilian Air Force P3
Canadian Navy CP-140
USN P3 (number of not known, no P8 from what I can gather but that may change)
FN Atlantique

Possibly LN Pavehawks again at Lossiemouth


More information, as and when we receive it.
(Details supplied by www.shipais.com

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