Nave's commitment ended on Friday 17 June Alpine to the exercise Shark 22 organized by the Marine Nationale, carried out in the waters between Corsica and the French Riviera, and inserted in the most complex Submarine Command Course (CCS).
This is an exercise with a strong antisubmarine connotation which aims to improve the decision-making skills of the commanders of submarines engaged in crisis scenarios by also training naval units to conduct maritime military operations in a multi-national context.
Among the participating units, in addition to the European Multi-Mission Frigates (FREMM) Languedoc e Alsace, took part in the activities Chavalier Paul (Horizon class), the Amphibious Assault unit (LHA) Dixmude, the nuclear submarine (SSN) Emerald all of the French Navy and the US destroyer USS Arleight Burke.
For the third time since the beginning of the year, Nave Alpine participated in an international exercise, testifying once again the willingness of the Navy to maintain a high level of synergy with the countries of the Atlantic Alliance.
Ship Alpine thus completes a long training period in the mare nostrum which began on May 4th with the exercise Open Sea 22-1, continued with participation in NATO activity NeptuneShield 22 and concluded now with the Shark 22. Soon, the unit will once again release its moorings to embark on a period of cooperation with the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) American in the Mediterranean led by the USS aircraft carrier Henry S. Truman.