US Navy’s USS James E Williams on 8 September 2023 for Halifax Fleet Week and Exercise Cutlass Fury. Photo by Mona Ghiz, MARLANT Public Affairs. 20230908HSXD046 © 2023 DND-MDN Canada

Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2023, which runs between September 10 and 22, began September 10th with a unified sailpast and flypast of participants along the waterfront in Halifax.

Frigates Charlottetown and Fredericton are the Canadian surface combatants along with miscellaneous auxiliaries Glace Bay and Summerside and possibly submarine Windsor.

This multi-national exercise taking place off the coast of Nova Scotia will focus on interoperability between Allies and joint elements, and on submarine warfare threats. This year will also see air-maritime integration between the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as amphibious landings conducted by the Canadian Army.

Exercise CUTLASS FURY participants include the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, Royal Air Force (British Air Force), Deutsche Marine (German Navy), and Marine Nationale (French Navy). There are approximately 1400 participating sailors, soldiers, and aviators from the five allied nations, including eight ships and multiple classes and types of aircraft.

By Editor