Exercise ATLASUR XI (2018): 31 August 2018 to
21 September 2018
Information supplied by Lieutenant Commander
ATLASUR is a multinational biennial exercise held
between Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and South Africa. The
exercise resolved from a Defense Corporation Agreement
between the countries involved.
ATLASUR XI (2018) will take place in Simonís Town, South
Africa from 31 August 2018 to 21 September 2018.
Exercise ATLASUR XI will be hosted and lead by South
Africa. The theme for Exercise ATLASUR XI (2018) is
ďCombined we are combating illegal trade (human, drug &
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following is a broad outline of the planned activities:
August-6 September: Alongside Phase 1 programme.
Simonís Town harbour.
6-9 September: Sea Phase 1 programme. False Bay
9-14 September: Sea Phase 2 programme. False Bay
area and West coast area.
14-17 September: Alongside Phase 2 programme.
Simonís Town harbour.
17-20 September: Sea Phase 2 programme. Simonís
Town and West coast.
21 September: Conclusion of Exercise ATLASUR XI
following assets will participate in Exercise ATLASUR XI
African Navy: SAS AMATOLA, SAS PROTEA, SAS
MANTHATISI and Maritime Reaction Teams (Boats, Reaction
Force, Divers, Boarding).
African Air Force: 1 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft,
1 Lynx embarked on SAS AMATOLA, 1 Medium Transport
Helicopter (Oryx) and 2 Fighter Aircraft.
African Military Health Service: 1 Medical Task
BNS BARROSO (Frigate), 1 Super Lynx, 1 Platoon
Special Forces (7 Members)
ROU GENERAL ARTIGAS (Replenishing Vessel), 1 Visit,
board, search and seizure (VBSS) Team.
objectives of the exercise are:
maintain, promote and build on previous operational
and tactical co-operation between the Argentinian,
Brazilian, Uruguayan and South African Joint Forces
and test joint/combined doctrine and standard
Exercise inter-operability in a Multinational
sustainment during a period of high demand
promote training of military personnel and provide
Joint Force Preparation Training to SANDF elements
conclusion of Exercise ATLASUR XI (2018) Uruguay will
depart Simonís Town and Brazil will remain behind to
participate in Exercise IBSAMAR VI (2018) which is
scheduled to commence on 1 October 2018.