Exercises in 2010
NATO Response Force 15, (NRF 15), will be conducting a maritime
exercise, code-named BRILLIANT MARINER 10 between 12 – 23 April 2010 in
the Northern and Baltic Seas. The aim of the exercise is to ensure that
the NATO Response Force 15 is fully prepared and trained for operations,
wherever in the world the force is sent.
The BRILLIANT MARINER exercise will really put the NATO forces through
their paces to prepare for the real thing – whether it is a humanitarian
relief operation, providing a security or assistance force to stabilise
a situation or a crisis response operation requiring the full spectrum
of military force.
BRILLIANT MARINER will take place off the coast of Germany, Denmark,
Norway and Sweden and will involve up to 6,500 NATO personnel, from 10
countries. The exercise will involve 31 warships, including French Navy
Aircraft Carrier, Charles de Gaulle, 28 aircraft and 4 submarines.