Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton joins Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE yesterday in the North Sea as part of its deployment under Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s response to Russia’s military aggression toward Ukraine.
Under the command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), HMCS Fredericton will participate in the annual Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training exercise off the coast of Norway from May 4-14, 2015. The exercise includes 12 warships, 4 submarines, and air assets from NATO and non-NATO forces, which will conduct operational air, surface, and subsurface ASW training at the unit and Task Group level.
Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE is a live exercise designed to provide relevant ASW tactics and procedure training to warships, submarines, and aircraft.
HMCS Fredericton will serve as the ASW Commander for one of the Combined Task Groups employed on Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE.
HMCS Fredericton has participated in NATO-led counter-terrorism patrols and related activities in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas, and the North Atlantic Ocean as part of SNMG2 since relieving HMCS Toronto in January.
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