Portuguese submarine berthing in Bergen Naval Base
Norwegian submarine in the fjord near Bergen
It was reported from Bergen, Norway, on 21st February that NATO’s submarine warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2014 (DMON 14) had been concluded that day off the coast of Norway, as the ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from eight participating Allied nations wrapped up the simulations and began to take stock of the lessons the exercise provided for future operations.
French Atlanta 2 ASW patrol aircraft on the tarmac at Sola Airport, Stavanger
Rough weather provided a challenging environment for the participants, who were given the opportunity to train for a variety of high end maritime warfighting skills. During the exercise, participating surface ships also had the opportunity to conduct difficult manoeuvres involved in replenishment-at-sea (RAS) training.
Norwegian submarine and HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl in the fjord near Bergen
SNMG1 Flagship HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F314) followed by FGS Hamburg
(F220), FGS Augsberg (F213) and FGS Mecklenberg-Vorpommern (F218)
Captain Steinweller (CO FGS Magdeburg) at left, and Commodore Stensønes
(COM SNMG1) attending a manoeuvre briefing by the Navigating Officer