Turkey

Turkey's largest military exercise kicks off

Strategic, operational exercise to be held in Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea during Sea Wolf 2019

Suleyman Elcin   | 13.05.2019
Turkey's largest military exercise kicks off

MUGLA, Turkey 

Turkey’s largest military exercise Sea Wolf (Denizkurdu) 2019 kicked off on Monday.

The exercise, supervised by the Turkish navy, will run through May 25 in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea with 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

Turkish Naval Forces will carry out strategic and operational exercise with scenarios similar to crisis-tension situations and wartime.

Domestic and national weapon systems including high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Simsek and anti-surface defense boat Albatros will hold drills.

High level submarines, frigates, naval artilleries, armed UAVs, as well as search and rescue units will also participate.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.