Dynamic Guard 23-I is the first serial of a bi-annual, multi-national NATO electronic warfare exercise series designed to provide tactical training for the NATO Response Force (Maritime) and Allied national naval units. Dynamic Guard 23-I is hosted by Norway, led by MARCOM, and supported by the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff (JEWCS).
The waters off the Norwegian coast provide us with enough space to practice all procedures unhindered and safely. After this week, all participating units will reach a new level of force integration and readiness.
Norwegian Fjords, 21 Feb. SNMG1 conducting Electric Warfare Exercises with FlightOps of force helicopters during exercise DYNAMIC GUARD.
NATO Photographer Johanna Kohlberger
Building in complexity over the duration of the exercise, Dynamic Guard challenges participating nations in a full range of electronic warfare and anti-ship missile defence, preparing SNMGs and national units to achieve a maximum level of interoperability in complex electronic warfare environments.
“This exercise provides a unique opportunity to challenge operators with live simulation for instant assessment, requiring them to make the right decision for self-defence of the unit and the force in real-time,” said German Navy Rear Admiral Thorsten Marx, commander, SNMG1. “The waters off the Norwegian coast provide us with enough space to practice all procedures unhindered and safely. After this week, all participating units will reach a new level of force integration and readiness.”
Dynamic Guard provides both an excellent opportunity to train high-intensity warfare in a multinational task group and to strengthen Alliance readiness, cohesion and friendship.
SNMG1 participating ships include flagship German frigate FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Polish frigate ORP General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Spanish frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan.
National ships participating in the exercise include Royal Norwegian Navy minelayer HNoMS Olav Trygvason and frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen.
Allied nations participating in or providing collaborating assets to the NATO exercise include Germany, Norway, Poland, and Spain.
SNMG1 is one of four standing NATO 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, and provide a continuous maritime capability to execute NATO missions across the spectrum of operations, demonstrating solidarity and strengthening diplomatic and professional links among Allied naval forces.