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Jul 12 2020


On 29 June 2020 NATO launched an exercise Dynamic Mongoose DMON20 in the High North . Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from 6 Allied nations conver off the coast of Iceland for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training.  

Submarines from France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States under NATO Submarine Command took part in the operation with surface ships from Canada, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States. 

To enhance the simulated multi-threat environment, maritime patrol aircrafts from France, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States support the exercise. In total, 5 surface ships, 5 submarines, 5 maritime patrol aircrafts are participating. As the host nation, Iceland provided logistical support in Reykjavik.

Dynamic Mongoose will ensure we remain prepared for operations in peace, crisis and conflict

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.

Surface ships taking part in the Dynamic Mongoose had  an opportunity to conduct a variety of submarine warfare operations. The submarines took in turns hunting and being hunted, closely coordinating their efforts with the air and surface participants.

Story by NSC at MARCOM

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