VIDEO: US Navy submarine breaks Arctic surface for ICEX 2016

The U.S. Navy has captured on video the moment the attack submarine USS Hartford breaks polar ice in order to surface at the Camp Sargo temporary base constructed for the five-week exercise ICEX 2016.

Two U.S. Navy submarines on March 14 reached their temporary camp where the operational readiness of the submarine force is being assessed. Advancing scientific research in the arctic region is also one of the goals.

The exercise started March 2 and will conclude early April.

The Navy’s Arctic Submarine Laboratory, based in San Diego, serves as the lead organization for coordinating, planning and executing the exercise involving two submarines, multiple nations and more than 200 participants.

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