Naval Forces conduct Undersea Exercise “Black Widow” in the Atlantic

16 September 2020
U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F), in coordination with Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT), and Commander, Submarine Group (SUBGRU) 2 will host a virtual media availability 16 Sept. at 1530 EST to discuss exercise BLACK WIDOW 2020, an high-end undersea exercise underway in the North Atlantic.

In Exercise Black Widow, Navy submarines, surface ships, aircraft, and other undersea capabilities train together ensuring our Sailors are ready for high-end operations against our competitors. Participating units will refine communication techniques between platforms and simulate real-word application to enhance the lethality of the team as one cohesive fighting force. Black Widow also provides a chance for an increased focus on training in anti-submarine warfare on multiple platforms to enhance strategies and heighten the combat readiness of the fleet.


Speakers during the call will include:
Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet
Vice Adm. Daryl Caudle, Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic
Rear Adm. Jim Waters, Commander, Submarine Group TWO
Rear Adm. Rick Seif, Undersea Warfighting Development Center (UWDC)


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Media interested in participating in the phone availability should contact U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs at mary.c.walsh1@navy.mil or 757-836-6540.

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