Naval units from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, United States and Uruguay will be participating until November 19 in the annual Unitas Atlantic exercises which this year will take place mostly in Uruguayan territorial waters.
During the first stage of the exercise, coordination activities and operational displays will be addressed in the Uruguayan Navy Montevideo headquarters.
From then on until November 15 the surface units, submarines and aircrafts will be involved in the joint exercise in the high seas.
The last few days back in Montevideo will be dedicated to a critical review of the whole multinational exercise and the inter action capability of the navies involved.
Argentina is participating with a destroyer ARA Sarandi, a corvette ARA Sapiro, submarine ARA San Juan and support Fennec AS-555 and Alouette AI-03 helicopters.
Held each year since 1959, UNITAS is a multi-lateral Naval operation including traditional at-sea exercises and in port training activities with participating Naval forces in support of the U.S. policy of engagement in the region. It presents an unequaled opportunity to build capabilities and cooperative relations among U.S. and South and Central American Naval forces while promoting hemispheric coalition, and two-way cooperation resulting in mutual benefit.