2020 News 

Toronto Takes Part in NATO ASW Exercise ORCA 2020

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – With a rare expertise in anti-submarine warfare and benefiting from the performances of the FREMM-Caiman pair, the French surface forces are organizing the ORCA exercise from November 4 to 6, 2020 in the Atlantic, off Brest. The French Navy invited the navies of NATO allied nations to participate in this exercise in order to develop their interoperability and jointly train the sailors by sharing their practices and know-how. This multi-fight exercise emphasizes anti-submarine warfare. It enables the performance of the French Navy and that…

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NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose ends in the High North

The needle in the haystack would be easy. A submarine hundreds of metres underwater, in an area the size of Denmark is something else. The operations room, the room you never get to see pictures from, is the frigate’s brain. It’s almost like in the movies, with walls covered in monitors, and dozens of computer consoles. At the screens, there are radars spinning, sonars scrolling and messages flashing. Gus sits in one of the corners, hunting for submarines. Gus, who is actually named Terje Gustavsen, is 33 years old, a…

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2020 News 

RIMPAC 2020 Scheduled for Last Half of August

April 29, 2020 – The United States Navy will sponsor the 27th Rim of the Pacific exercise, Aug. 17-31. Hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, this biennial maritime exercise will be an at-sea-only event in light of COVID-19 concerns. The theme of RIMPAC 2020 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.” The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety of all military forces participating by minimizing shore-based contingents. Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet crafted the modified RIMPAC plan as a way to conduct a meaningful exercise with maximum training value…

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2020 News 

Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 25, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills, with due regard to safety. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy and Turkey under NATO Submarine Command are to join surface…

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