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NATO Launches Annual Anti-Submarine Warfare Drills Off Norwegian Coast

Sputnik News

19:04 20.06.2016(updated 19:24 20.06.2016)

NATO launched its annual anti-submarine training drills "Dynamic Mongoose" in the Norwegian Sea on Monday, the press service of the alliance said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed Norwegian sailors during his visit to the country, highlighting the importance of the naval capacity and adding that the bloc should be able to operate "on the sea, over the sea, and also under the sea," the press release reads.

The Dynamic Mongoose drills are focused "on detecting and defending against submarines" and will last ten days. According to the press release, Norway, Spain, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States are taking part in the drills.

"Four submarines from Canada, Germany, Norway and the United States are taking part, along with nine surface ships and four maritime patrol aircraft", the press release reads.

The drills have been conducted annually since 2012.


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