NATO has completed a 12-day exercise called Dynamic Mongoose, aimed at honing the alliance's ability to track and hunt enemy submarines. Twelve nations, including the US, Canada, Spain, and Portugal, participated in the drills, which took place off the coasts of Norway and Iceland.
The exercise was conducted in response to concerns about Russian submarine activity in the region, with Moscow reportedly mapping European and US critical underwater assets. Rear Admiral Stephen Mack, Commander of Submarines NATO, emphasized the importance of training allies to understand the environment in which enemy submarines operate.
Submarines pose a significant threat due to their stealth, which allows them to remain hidden from other nations. With a large fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, Russia remains a potential threat to NATO, and the alliance must be prepared to respond to potential covert attacks.