Exercise Shark Hunt Begins in the Norwegian Sea

Ships, submarines, and maritime patrol aircraft from seven nations commenced the anti-submarine warfare Exercise Shark Hunt in the Norwegian Sea, May 18, 2015.

Shark Hunt is a U.S.-led multinational anti-submarine exercise that seeks to enhance interoperability and tactical proficiencies of participating units.

During the exercise, participating units will practice detecting and tracking submarines and then share information across a number of maritime operations centers.

Maritime patrol aircraft will conduct maritime domain awareness flights from: Andoya, Norway; Lossiemouth, United Kingdom; and Keflavik, Iceland.

U.S. units participating in the exercise include USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), a P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, two P-3C Orion aircraft from VP-47, and two submarines.

Nations sending forces to participate include Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

Image: US Navy

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