Dynamic Move is NATO Maritime Command’s (MARCOM) principal biannual computer-assisted exercise and is aimed at empowering the capabilities of staffs in conducting comprehensive mine countermeasures operations across the full spectrum of competencies.
The exercise includes NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre personnel from 14 NATO nations, including Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 staff.
Dynamic Move, a tactical level naval mine warfare computer assisted exercise sponsored by MARCOM, aims to exercise naval mine warfare and enhance standardization and integration of our crews
Participating nations include Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and observers from Iraq as a NATO partner nation.
The exercise includes training and guidance from naval mine warfare experts, as well as guidance from a variety of subject-matter experts including legal advisors, maritime scientists, media training, and the NATO Shipping Centre.
“Dynamic Move, a tactical level naval mine warfare computer assisted exercise sponsored by MARCOM, aims to exercise naval mine warfare and enhance standardization and integration of our crews,” said Spanish Navy Captain David Portal, director of the exercise. “This enables us to enhance NATO’s ability to conduct operations and promotes the convergence of Allied naval capabilities for future multi-domain warfare scenarios.”
Exercise Dynamic Move 22 runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 9, enabling all participants to develop and maintain highly trained mine countermeasures forces that can integrate seamlessly.
NATO’s Standing Naval Forces comprise four maritime groups that operate under MARCOM. Headquartered in Northwood, MARCOM Commander is the primary maritime advisor to the Alliance.