Six warships will arrive in Glasgow next week as the city hosts part of a major military exercise.

Exercise Joint Warrior will see vessels from Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Poland arrive at King George V Docks to train together in a safe but realistic environment.

The scenario of the exercise will mirror a broad range of crisis and conflict situations which could realistically be experienced in real-world operations.

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The project will be launched Sunday, October 22 until Thursday, November 2 with several of the participating vessels departing from Glasgow.

One German and one French vessel will also be stopping in at Hunterston before joining the exercise.

Ten nations will take part, bringing up to 19 warships and submarines, 20 aircraft and around 2,000 military personnel to military ranges across the country and to maritime exercise areas off the North West Coast of Scotland and the North Sea.

Participating nations this time include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The exercise, which takes place twice a year, in the spring and autumn, is designed, planned, and delivered by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) at His Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth.

A Command-and-Control centre will be set up there to monitor all exercise activity.

A total of 20 aircraft will take part in the exercise with some of them operating from RAF Lossiemouth, Prestwick Airport (previously HMS Gannet) and Stornoway Airport.

Cape Wrath Weapons Range, including Garvie Island, in the North of Scotland being used for joint firing activity.

Mine Counter Measures Vessels will also be operating in Loch Ewe, Loch Gairloch, Gruirnard Bay and the outer approaches to Ullapool.

GPS denial operations off the West coast of Scotland, including the North Minches and Loch Ewe.

The operations will be conducted at limited periods each day and the relevant authorities, especially maritime and aviation, have been involved in the planning process and relevant safeguards have been put in place.

Exercise Joint Warrior is linked directly with the NATO Military Training Exercise Programme and brings together all three UK Armed Forces – the Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force – along with the other participating countries, to provide high quality training opportunities and improve joint operations between the UK and its allies.