SNMG1 Enhances NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare skills
NATO’s Anti-submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC
MONGOOSE 2016 (DMON 16) concluded June 30 off the coast of Norway, with ships, submarines,
aircraft and personnel from Allied nations completing an ambitious
anti-submarine warfare training program.
Submarines under operational control of NATO Submarine
Command (COMSUBNATO) joined surface ships under Standing NATO Maritime Group
One (SNMG1) and maritime patrol aircraft under NATO Maritime Air Command
control in a simulated multi-threat environment.
The aim of this exercise is to provide all
participants with complex and challenging warfare training to enhance their
interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare
SNMG1 commander, RADM Jose E. Delgado (ESP N)
expressed how this exercise contributed to improve Allied interoperability and
warfare capabilities. "DYNAMIC MONGOOSE has provided the opportunity to enhance
NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare skills, practicing in a realistic and well planned
scenario” said RADM Delgado. "This quality exercise, conducted in a challenging
oceanographic environment, with very professional aircrews and excellent submarine
playmates has undoubtedly increased SNMG1 and Allies Subsurface Warfare
Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2016 was also supported by
an In-Stride Debriefing Team (IDT). The team - led by MARCOM's NEAC division -
who reconstructed and analyzed the warfare events and to provide near real time
debriefs to ships, submarines and aircrews. It allowed crews to accelerate
their Lessons Learned processes, make adjustments, improve performance, and
boost the anti-submarine warfare readiness. The IDT is composed of ASW experts
from the nations, supported by NATO's CIS Agency, and performed its mission
from Oerland Air Base, working side-by-side with the maritime patrol aircraft
and the NATO Maritime Air Command staff.
SNMG1 is one of four
multinational, high readiness maritime forces composed of vessels from various
allied countries. These vessels are permanently available to NATO to perform
different tasks ranging from participation in exercises to operational
missions. These groups provide NATO with a continuous maritime capability and
help to establish Alliance presence, demonstrate solidarity, conduct routine
diplomatic visits and enhance interoperability among Allied naval forces. They
also serve as a consistently ready maritime force of the NATO Very High Readiness
Joint Task Force.
Story by: Allied Maritime Command Northwood.