(Source : NATO) – NATO exercise Dynamic Move underway in Belgium
The first mine warfare exercise of the year Dynamic Move 2020 has kicked off on January 27th in Belgium bringing together 19 nations.
This tactical-level exercise aims to improve the capabilities of NATO forces to integrate and respond to a crisis where waterborne mines are a threat by testing Mine Countermeasures (MCM) forces’ abilities to operate near the coasts and clear the sea ways for other maritime forces to safely conduct operations.
Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) with its Commander S.G. Knudsen-Hauge1 and his staff are taking part in the exercise. Sixteen NATO Allies, partner nations Finland and Sweden as well as Algeria as an observer are taking part.
Held at the mine warfare training center EGUERMIN2, Dynamic Move runs through 6 February.
1 Commander S.G. Henning Knudsen-Hauge of the Royal Norwegian Navy took the command of SNMCMG1 on January 15, 2020 in a ceremony at the Akershus Fortress, in Oslo, Norway. He will serve as the Commander of the NATO Group for 6 months.
2 Ecole de guerre des mines ou EGUERMIN is the Belgian-Dutch Naval Mine Warfare (NMW) School, located in Oostende in Belgium, collocated with the NATO Centre of Excellence for Mine Warfare >>> www.eguermin.org
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