Seven Canadian and American naval vessels sailed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt yesterday to participate in Exercise TRIDENT FURY, a biennial multinational exercise that takes place off the coast of Vancouver Island from May 4-15.
Exercise TRIDENT FURY is a naval exercise organized by Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, British Columbia. The exercise will test air and surface joint operations including maritime surveillance, live air and surface weapons firing, and anti-submarine warfare training.
Exercise TRIDENT FURY includes participants from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the United States Navy (USN), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). More than 1,200 military personnel will participate in this exercise.
Naval vessels participating this year include Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Yellowknife, United States Ship Cape St. George, United States Coast Guard Cutter Active, and RCN ORCA-class vessel Wolf.
Military aircraft participation includes RCAF CP-140 Aurora Long Range Patrol Aircraft and CH-124 Sea King ship-based helicopters. American aircraft participating in the exercise include USN P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol aircraft, SH-60 Seahawk helicopters and EA-18 Growler electronic warfare jets.
Image: Canadian Navy