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Dynamic Mongoose is an annual exercise held in the High North every summer. It is hosted consecutively by Norway and Iceland, where ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel converge for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training.

The aim of Dynamic Mongoose is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface warfare skills, with due regard to safety.

Exercises today seize opportunities for NATO and Allied nations to sharpen war-fighting skills by focusing on high-end capabilities including Anti-Submarine Warfare. Dynamic Mongoose ensures we remain prepared for operations in peace, crisis and conflict." says Vice Admiral Keith Blount, Commander of NATO's Allied Maritime Command.

NATO’s annual Anti-Submarine-warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose remains one of the most challenging exercises and an excellent opportunity for NATO nations’ naval forces to practice and evaluate their anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare skillsets in the challenging environment of the North Atlantic. This exercise is a unique opportunity to enhance naval forces’ war-fighting skills in all dimensions of anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare in a multinational and multi-threat environment," says Rear Admiral E. Andrew Burcher, Commander NATO Submarines.

Each surface ship is given the opportunity to conduct a variety of submarine warfare operations. The submarines take turns hunting and being hunted, closely coordinating their efforts with the air and surface participants.

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