Nato-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2018 concludes

10 July 2018 (Last Updated July 10th, 2018 11:22)

The Nato Allied Maritime Command-led submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2018 has concluded in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Nato Allied Maritime Command-led submarine warfare exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2018 has concluded in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The event saw navy vessels, submarines, aircraft and personnel from eight Nato allies carry out a series of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training operations.

Norway provided support to the exercise via harbours in Harstad and Narvik, along with the Andoya Air Base.

"This year’s exercise was designed to provide each of the participating nations with complex and challenging warfare training in order to help improve their interoperability."

Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2018 involved the participation of two submarines, seven surface vessels and three maritime patrol aircraft from Denmark, German, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the US.

Submarines under operational control of the Nato Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO) joined surface ships from Standing Nato Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and maritime patrol aircraft from the Nato Maritime Air Command in a simulated multi-threat environment.

This year’s exercise was designed to provide each of the participating nations with complex and challenging warfare training in order to help improve their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills.

Exercise Dynamic Mongoose forms part of a series of events that are collectively intended to allow the alliance to train and practice ASW skills under a wide range of circumstances and geographic conditions.

The exercise also supports Nato’s effort to continually adapt to new security challenges and help develop a greater understanding of the North Atlantic region.

The previous event, Dynamic Mongoose 2017, saw the participation of naval forces from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and US.