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Oct 23 2020

NATO Exercise Dynamic Guard Concludes off the Coast of Spain

CARTAGENA, Spain – Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), commanded by Rear Admiral Manuel Aguirre Aldereguía, completed a five-day NATO exercise Dynamic Guard II 2020 off the coast of Spain, Oct. 23, 2020.

Exercise Dynamic Guard is a series of advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) exercises created to provide NATO Standing Naval Forces with the ability to operate in an electronic contested and denied scenario.

Spanish SH60 of Alvaro de Bazan during a lauch flares exercise, October 22th 2020.

DYGD20-II has provided SNMG2 the opportunity to plan and exercise a full range of activities under a controlled EW environment, to practice procedures and tactics, and to get a proficient level of interoperability with allied maritime units that participate in NATO maritime operations.

Spain hosted the exercise and contributed with five ships, a submarine and two Eurofighters.

SNMG2 is one of four standing maritime task groups composed of ships from various Allied countries. These task groups form the core maritime capability of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF). They provide a continuous maritime capability to execute NATO missions across the spectrum of operations, demonstrate solidarity, and strengthen diplomatic and professional links among Allied naval forces.

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