The exercise CONTEX PHIBEX 19 started its last week of heavy training, in which Commanders at sea have to take advantage of the deep integration achieved by their forces throughout the previous days, to comply with their assigned missions within the fictitious scenario, set up for the exercise.
CONTEX PHIBEX 19 is a Portuguese maritime live exercise conducted on a biennial basis, designated to improve maritime forces operational capabilities, training the participating forces in a multidimensional scenario during a regional multi-threat crisis. EUROMARFOR's nations approved the participation in this challenging activities scheduled by the Portuguese Navy Fleet Commander VADM (PRT N) Henrique GOUVEIA E MELO, who is also the Operational Commander of EUROMARFOR.
The EUROMARFOR Task Group lead at sea by Captain (PRT N) José SALVADO DE FIGUEIREDO on his flagship, the Portuguese frigate NRP CORTE-REAL, includes also the French aviso FS COMMANDANT BLAISON and the Spanish frigate ESPS VICTORIA.
During the exercise, it was particularly interesting to operate with submarines and to enhance all the phases of anti-submarine warfare up to the last stage, which is to conduct a simulated attack launching an exercise torpedo.
In the meanwhile Spanish, Portuguese and Italian Marines, based on ESPS GALICIA, are operating together conducting amphibious operations within the exercise’s scenario.
EUROMARFOR Task Group Units will continue operating in a challenging and dynamic schedule of events, enhancing their readiness and highlighting the skills and capabilities of the force while facing all possible threats.