NATO-led train Dynamic Mongoose concluded at the moment within the Excessive North. Ships, submarines, plane and personnel from 9 Allied nations exercised within the Norwegian Sea for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Floor warfare coaching from 13 to 24 June. The train had the participation of Sailors and Airmen from 9 NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and the USA together with 3 submarines, 11 floor ships and 16 Maritime Patrol Plane. These workouts are held yearly within the Northern Atlantic, the world through which NATO trains and practices Anti-Submarine Warfare expertise.

“Anti-Submarine Warfare is an all-arms mission, the coordination between ships, submarines and plane may be tough however is the simplest method to detect and observe submarines. Dynamic Mongoose offers all our ships the chance to coach these expertise,” mentioned Commodore A. van de Sande, Commander of NATO activity group, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1).


Starboard division from entrance to again: Norwegian submarine, FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpmmern, HNLMS Van Amstel, HMOMS Thor Heyerdahl. Centre Division from entrance to again: US submarine, HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, HDMS Absalon, HMS Portland, HNLMS Karl Doorman. Port division from entrance to again: German submarine, HMCS Halifax, NRP Corte Actual, and FS Bretagne. (Photograph by Pte Connor Bennett Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician)

“This train helps to make sure that our Sailors can reply most successfully to threats posed by sub-surface forces. It offers a chance for our forces to work collectively as a group throughout the alliance, practising and bettering our interoperability within the ASW area. It additional demonstrates that the Alliance stands able to defend in opposition to these threats throughout the AOR,” mentioned U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steve Mack.

Coordination of the train rested with Commander Submarines Forces NATO, in Northwood, UK. Command of Submarines NATO (COMSUBNATO) operates inside Allied Maritime Command primarily based in Northwood, United Kingdom and serves alongside peer instructions NATO Maritime Air and NATO Floor Forces to kind the operational spine of NATO Maritime actions. There, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steve Mack leads 40-person group of non-commissioned officers and officers from NATO’s 13 submarine nations: Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA of America.

NATO-led Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 22 Concludes in the High North
A US submarine (entrance) sails subsequent to a German submarine throughout EXERCISE DYNAMIC MONGOOSE as a part of OPERATION REASSURANCE on 19 June 2022. (Photograph by Pte Connor Bennett Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician)