NATO-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose took place in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Iceland. Participants were training anti-submarine warfare (ASW) interoperability and anti-surface capabilities.
Naval forces from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States participated with ships and submarines, under the command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1). Host nation Iceland provided support both from Reykjavik Harbour and Keflavik Air Base, and the Icelandic Coast Guard also participated. In addition, eight maritime aircraft participated, under operational command of NATO Maritime Air Command. Research vessel â€˜NRV Alliance’ also took part in the exercise this year, to test maritime unmanned systems for anti-submarine warfare.