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India-US joint Navy exercise begins
Nov 09, 2013

The four-day India and USA joint Naval exercise 'MALABAR 2013' has been started in the Bay of Bengal providing an opportunity to advance multinational maritime relationship and mutual security issues.

Missile-guided destroyer USS MCCampbell is also participating with the Indian Navy in the joint exercise in the Indian Ocean. USS MCCampbell is equipped with several weapon systems including Mk34 Gun Weapon System, Tomahawk missile, anti-submarine rocket launcher, surface search radar and anti-ship missiles.

Events planned during the 'At-Sea' phase include  professional exchanges and embarkations; communications exercises; Surface Action Group operations; leapfrogs; helicopter cross-deck evolutions;   gunnery exercises; Visit Board  Search and Seizure (VBSS) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

 


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