• Short Summary

    A LARGE-SCALE NATO MARITIME EXERCISE, WITH SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT FROM NINE COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING, IS UNDERWAY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC.

  • Description

    A LARGE-SCALE NATO MARITIME EXERCISE, WITH SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT FROM NINE COUNTRIES PARTICIPATING, IS UNDERWAY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC. THE COMBINED EXERCISE, CODE-NAMED 'SILVER TOWER', BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16 AND WILL END ON SEPTEMBER 27.

    TWO HUNDREDS SHIPS FROM THE NAVIES OF WEST GERMANY, BELGIUM, CANADA, DENMARK, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES ARE TAKING PART IN THE MANOEUVRES.

    AIRCRAFT FOR PATROL, ATTACK AND RECONNAISSANCE PURPOSES HAVE ALSO BEEN PROVIDED BY THE NATO COUNTRIES. IN ADDITION, NATO'S STANDING NAVAL FORCE ATLANTIC, A NEW PERMANENT MULTI-NATIONAL SQUADRON OF DESTROYERS AND FRIGATES IS TAKING PART.

    'SILVER TOWER' IS ONE OF A SERIES OF MAJOR MARITIME EXERCISES DESIGNED TO TEST TREATY PLANS AND DEFENCES UNDER SIMULATED BATTLE CONDITIONS.

    THE EXERCISE IS BASED ON AN IMAGINARY THREAT TO NORWAY THROUGH POLITICAL AND MILITARY PRESSURE FROM A NATION CALLED "ORANGE".

    ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) SOVIET SHIPS SHADOWED THE NATO FLEET, BUT ACCORDING TO A NATO STATEMENT, THE SE MOVES PLEASED THE ALLIES AS IT ADDED A TOUCH OF REALISM TO THE EXERCISE.

    THE FLEET MANOEUVRES INCLUDE ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE, AIR STRIKES, MINING AND MINESWEEPING, SUBMARINE OPERATIONS AND CONVOY ESCORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4T70BDEN6CCDNE0CDGW0HQWTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA4T70BDEN6CCDNE0CDGW0HQWTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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