BALTOPS Participants Carry Out Amphibious Landing

NATO and partner nations conducted an amphibious landing rehearsal, June 13 during BALTOPS 2015.

The landing was a rehearsal for the main event happening in Ustka, Poland, June 17.

The troops arrived to shore via the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), the U.K. Royal Navy’s Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), the Finnish Marine Corps’ JEHU (U-700) and the Swedish Navy’s Combat Boat – 90 (CB-90).

There are 5,600 troops from 17 nations exercising a broad array of naval warfare areas including maritime defense, air interdiction, anti-submarine warfare and amphibious operations.

The U.S. Marines split across the USS San Antonio, HMS Ocean (UK), and ORP Gniezno (Poland), with service members from Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the U.K., the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army comprise the Combined Landing Force (CLF) and Combined Amphibious Task Force executing the amphibious operations in Sweden and Poland.

Participating nations include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the United States.

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Image: US Navy