2020 News 

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 

NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Concluded

July 13, 2020 – NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded on Friday (10 July 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from six Allies took part in the anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare exercise. 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…

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2020 News 

Canadian Armed Forces members recovered from Stalker 22 crash identified

June 20, 2020 – On June 18, 2020, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario identified the remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members killed in the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crash of April 29. Remains of the following CAF members have been positively identified: • Captain Kevin Hagen, Pilot, originally from Nanaimo, British Columbia • Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Air Combat Systems Officer, originally from Bécancour, Quebec • Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Naval Warfare Officer, originally from Truro, Nova Scotia • Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Airborne Electronic…

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2020 News 

After “BALTOPS” – NATO frigates visiting Kiel

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) will arrive at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1. After the ships were moved from the Mediterranean to northern European waters a few weeks ago, they took part in the “JOINT WARRIOR” maneuver off Scotland, practiced with Swedish and…

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2020 News 

Exercise Dynamic Mongoose underway in High North

June 29, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose is starting in the High North on 29 June 2020. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from 6 Allied nations are converging off the coast of Iceland for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training. Submarines from France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States under NATO Submarine Command are joining surface ships from Canada, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States. As the host nation, Iceland is providing logistical support in Reykjavik. To enhance the simulated multi-threat environment,…

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