Allied Maritime Command
June 24, 2022
NATO-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded today in the High North. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from nine Allied nations exercised in the Norwegian Sea for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training from 13 to 24 June.
The exercise had the participation of Sailors and Airmen from nine NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States including 3 submarines, 11 surface ships and 16 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
“Anti-Submarine Warfare is an all-arms mission, the coordination between ships, submarines and aircraft can be difficult but is the most effective way to detect and track submarines. Dynamic Mongoose gives all our ships the opportunity to train these skills,” said Commodore A. van de Sande, Commander of NATO task group, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1).
Coordination of the exercise rested with Commander Submarines Forces NATO, in Northwood, UK. There, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steve Mack leads 40-person team of non-commissioned officers and officers from NATO’s 13 submarine nations: Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America.