* In July, NATO navies conducted exercise Dynamic Mongoose, testing the abilities of their ships, subs, and aircraft to hunt enemy submarines.
* The US and its allies are increasingly focused on anti-submarine warfare, but countering all the subs a country like Russia or China could field in a war would still present a challenge.
NATO navies converged in the North Sea in late June for this year’s Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine-warfare exercise, reflecting a growing focus on countering enemy submarines amid “great-power competition” with Russia and China.
During the exercise, US Navy destroyer USS Roosevelt and four other surface ships took turns hunting and being hunted by Navy fast-attack sub USS Indiana and four other subs in the waters off Iceland.
“It was fantastic because we would have such a small, confined area that it forced interaction between the submarine and the surface ships,” Cmdr. Ryan Kendall, commanding officer of the Roosevelt, said in an interview.
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