Mine Counter Measures Exercise DYNAMIC MOVE 19-2 Underway
Sep 6, 2019
LA SPEZIA, Italy - The second part of NATO
mine countermeasures leadership exercise Dynamic Move 19 started in La Spezia,
Italy on September 2 with 60 navy personnel and scientists.
Dynamic Move is an annual computer assisted
exercise that is planned and executed by NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM). The
aim of the exercise is to build international task group command staff
capabilities for conducting full range of mine countermeasures operations.
Dynamic Move consists of two parts. The first
part is conducted at Ecole de Guerre des Mines (Naval Mine Warfare School) in
Oostende, Belgium, where the main training audience is comprised of Allied navy
mine countermeasures sailors including present and incoming command staff for
Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1). The second part is held
on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea at the Comando delle Forze di
Contromisure Mine (Command of Mine Countermeasure Forces) in La Spezia, Italy,
where the primary training audience is Allied navy mine countermeasures sailors
including present and incoming command staff for Standing NATO Mine
Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2).
In addition to the SNMCMG2 staff, the current
exercise includes personnel from 14 Allied nations including, Belgium, Canada,
Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain,
Turkey, the UK and the USA.
The exercise is controlled by naval mine
warfare experts and other subject matter experts including maritime scientists,
NATO Shipping Centre officers, legal advisors and media experts as well as
personnel from Ecole de Guerre des Mines, the Naval Mine Warfare Centre of
Excellence and the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE).