OTAN - NATO
English | Français
NATO by theme > Maritime activities > French Navy leads maritime exercise in the Mediterranean
NATO by theme > Exercises > French Navy leads maritime exercise in the Mediterranean
Stories & features > 1700-1799 > 1765 - Exercise Dynamic Mariner 20 > French Navy leads maritime exercise in the Mediterranean

French Navy leads maritime exercise in the Mediterranean

06 Oct 2020 12:33

Synopsis

NATO’s maritime exercise Dynamic Mariner 20 (DYMR20) is underway in the Mediterranean and runs from 28 September to 8 October 2020. The French-led exercise gathers 31 surface ships, 1 submarine, 3 maritime patrol aircraft and other air assets as well as personnel from Allied nations Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. Some of the ships participating are from NATO’s Standing Naval Forces - Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). Exercise Dynamic Mariner aims to test the NATO Response Force’s Maritime Component (NRF/M) and improve Allies’ ability to work together. Elements of the exercise that require in-person interactions have been scaled down to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The footage was filmed aboard amphibious assault ship FS Mistral. The French Navy ship is also the exercise’s flagship. The footage includes shots of crew members on the bridge as well as shots of the crew manoeuvring a Puma helicopter on deck for take-off.

Teaser

The French-led maritime exercise Dynamic Mariner 20 is taking place in the Mediterranean, gathering maritime and air assets as well as personnel from 7 Allied countries in order to test the NATO Response Force’s Maritime Component and improve interoperability between Allies.

Transcript

Courtesy of the French Navy (00:00) TIMELAPSE (NO SOUND) – AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP FS MISTRAL LEAVING THE PORT OF TOULON, FRANCE (00:22) TIMELAPSE (NO SOUND) – INSIDE THE BRIDGE OF FS MISTRAL (00:35) VARIOUS SHOTS – INSIDE THE BRIDGE ON FS MISTRAL (00:58) CLOSE SHOT – FLAG OF THE CONTRE-ADMIRAL OF THE FRENCH NAVY FLYING ON DECK OF FS MISTRAL (01:06) WIDE SHOT – FRENCH ARMY PUMA HELICOPTER BEING WHEELED ALONG DECK OF FS MISTRAL (01:17) CLOSE SHOT – FRENCH ARMY PUMA HELICOPTER BEING WHEELED ALONG DECK OF FS MISTRAL (01:26) WIDE SHOT – FRENCH ARMY PUMA HELICOPTER WITH ROTORS TURNING ON DECK OF FS MISTRAL (01:34) WIDE SHOT – CREW MEMBER STANDING ON DECK, WITH SHIP’S RADAR IN BACKGROUND (01:43) MEDIUM SHOT – CREW MEMBERS REMOVING THE WHEEL CHOCKS FROM THE HELICOPTER’S WHEELS (01:50) CLOSE SHOT – REAR HELICOPTER ROTOR TURNING (01:57) WIDE SHOT - FRENCH ARMY PUMA HELICOPTER ON DECK READY FOR TAKE-OFF (02:00) WIDE SHOT – FRENCH ARMY PUMA HELICOPTER LIFTING UP AND FLYING AWAY OVER THE SEA

Media tags

Reference
NATO822336
Date filming
25 Sep 2020 12:00
End date filming
29 Sep 2020 12:00
Location
Port of Toulon and Mediterranean
Country
France
Usage rights
This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes. Please credit the French Navy.
Type
B-roll