A Royal Netherlands Navy surface action group, protected under a RNLAF umbrella heading out to Norway on the 2010 version of the annual NATO Northern Light exercise.
This exercise on brigade level has training for landing a NATO force on a opposed landing site and securing a bridgehead for more reinforcements as it's purpose.
The Norwegian navy and airforce are OPFOR in this exercise. This year Dutch participation of this exercise consists of 1 marine battalion, 1 LPD, 2 CG's, 2 DD's (1 AAW, 1 MP) 2 FF's, 2 SSK's and 1 squadron of F-35's.
The Dutch Navy and Marines try to send different units every year because if the USSR invades Norway, reinforcing Norway will fall on their shoulders.