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By unknown | Sep 14, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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It took only one South African submarine to sink all six North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) ships in a joint military exercise last week.

The exercise between the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and Nato was held in Cape Town.

The South African ships that took part in the session are the SAS Amatola and the SAS Isandlwana. Nato ships included Canada's HMCS Toronto, Denmark's Olfert Fischer, Germany's Spessart and the US's Normady.

In the anti-submarine workout, Nato ships were tasked to locate the South African submarine, but none succeeded. The US warship ended by withdrawing.

Addressing the media on board the SAS Amatola, Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said it was important for the South African Navy to collaborate with other nations in exercises that tested their defence and security.

"The exercises with Nato provide an unprecedented opportunity for the navy to test their efficiency," said Lekota.

Admiral Mike Mahon of the Normady said: "It is our first time in South Africa but we might come back.

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