NATO’s advanced anti-submarine warfare exercise, DYNAMIC MONGOOSE will begin on 13th June 2022, NATO has announced in a press release. The exercise will see the participation of sailors and airmen from nine NATO nations:
- the Netherlands
- the UK
- the US
It will include three submarines, 11 surface ships and 16 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
DYNAMIC MONGOOSE is an exercise held in the Norwegian Sea every summer, in the scope of which surface ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel converge for anti-submarine warfare training. The aim of the exercise is to provide all participants with complex, realistic and challenging warfare training to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare disciplines, while maintaining focus on safety. During the exercise, submarines will take turns hunting and being hunted, closely coordinating their efforts with the air and surface participants. Led by Allied Maritime Command, the exercise is also expected to demonstrate the readiness and mobility of the maritime element of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, the spearhead of the NATO Response Force. Units participating in the exercise will pull into Reykjavik, Iceland on 9 June.