NATO Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 22 Concludes

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…

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HMS Portland Takes Part in Dynamic Mongoose 22

The hunt is over for HMS Portland after she joined NATO’s premiere submarine hunters putting the pressure on underwater foes for ten days. The chilly waters of the ‘Greenland gap’ and Norwegian Sea were the setting for Dynamic Mongoose, the alliance’s largest test of its anti-submarine forces in the North Atlantic. Plymouth-based HMS Portland was one of 11 surface ships…

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Taiwan Details S-70C ASW Helicopter Hard Landing

The Naval Command stated today (June 22) that the aircraft’s fuselage was severely damaged in relation to the heavy landing of a S-70C anti-submarine helicopter belonging to the anti-submarine aviation brigade. Clear; another examiner has 2-3 degree burns, the burn area is about 10%, and the current consciousness is clear and the condition is stable; the mechanic chief has 2-3…

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RAN to Receive an Additional 12 New MH-60R ASW Helicopters

An additional 12 new MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters and 29 new AH-64E Apache Armed Reconnaissance helicopters will join Australia’s Navy and Army to help keep Australians safe while creating around 300 jobs. The Government will expand our maritime helicopter fleet with an additional 12 MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters to be acquired and based at HMAS Albatross, along with a 13th…

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Royal Navy Merlin Mk2 Head to Head With Astute Class SSN

Prospective Royal Navy submarine commanders and trainee helicopter sub-hunters pitted their skills against each other during live exercises off the coast of Scotland. The Navy’s most advanced submarine, an Astute-class hunter-killer – and its most potent adversary, a Merlin Mk2 helicopter – played cat and mouse to enhance the training and expertise of both. The boat was hosting officers undergoing…

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US & Colombia Conduct ASW Training in the Caribbean Sea

Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) and the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducted a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise in the Caribbean Sea with the Colombian navy, Feb. 27-28. Minnesota and Billings were joined by Colombian navy submarine ARC Pijao (SSK 28), frigates ARC Independiente (FM 54) and ARC Almirante Padilla (FM 51),…

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RN & RAF Sharpen ASW Skills in Major NATO Exercise

The UK’s anti-submarine forces took their skills to the next level during the largest workout in the Mediterranean. For the first time two RAF Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft from CXX Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth joined the Royal Navy for NATO’s Dynamic Manta, two weeks of cutting-edge tech and training involving seven Allied nations in the vanguard of underwater warfare.…

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NATO exercise Dynamic Manta 2022 Concludes

NATO exercise Dynamic Manta 2022 (DYMA22) ended on March 4 in Catania after 12 days of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW) training. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from nine allied nations converged in the Central Mediterranean Sea for this exercise. Submarines from France, Greece, and Italy joined surface ships from Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Spain,…

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German P-3 Deploys to Dynamic Manta ASW Exercise

Submarines are masters of camouflage. They operate covertly in a sea area and pose a threat to ships and boats. The key to success in spotting and fighting submarines is often in the air. Naval Air Base Nordholz: In the early hours of the morning, extensive preparations begin for the launch of a P-3C Orion maritime reconnaissance aircraft to Sigonella.…

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