HMCS Windsor returns from Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2016



HMCS Windsor returns from Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2016

Aug 09, 2016 – Halifax, N.S. – Department of National Defence/ Royal Canadian Navy

Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor returned from the Norwegian Sea today after participating in the multi-national joint Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2016 and an operational patrol in support of NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare operations.


“I am absolutely pleased with the herculean efforts of the Fleet Maintenance Facility and the ship’s company to ready HMCS Windsor for DYNAMIC MONGOOSE. I was extremely impressed with her contribution to the exercise and the unforecast real world NATO Anti-Submarine Warfare patrol in which she represented Canada. HMCS Windsor’s deployment proves once again the tremendous capability and agility of Canada’s Navy operating forward.”
– Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

“HMCS Windsor performed superbly in support of Allied operations and exercises in the North Atlantic. The crew readily integrated the boat into the multinational NATO command structure and was able to coordinate with assets across multiple domains of air, surface and subsurface. Throughout Windsor’s time with NATO, she provided valuable maritime situational awareness and served to show Canada’s commitment to both the Alliance and the complex and perishable skills of anti-submarine warfare.”
– Vice-Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander, Allied Maritime Command, NATO Maritime Forces


  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces are committed to exercises that enhance and promote interoperability with partner countries. HMCS Windsor participated in the 2nd week of Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2016 (DM 16) and joined over 3,000 sailors and air personnel from eight allied nations.
  • DM 16 was a 10-day NATO anti-submarine warfare exercise that took place from June 23 to July 2 in the Norwegian Sea, in an area measuring 14,000 square nautical miles.
  • HMCS Windsor’s participation in DM 16 was a first for a Canadian submarine.  After arriving for its first planned event the boat performed well in all its subsequent scheduled events with partner countries. The submarine’s main activities during the exercise were conducting surveillance and warfare training.
  • While on exercise, Windsor worked with a variety of allied nation’s long range patrol aircraft, maritime helicopters, surface ships and other submarines.
  • Windsor spent approximately 53 days at sea and travelled an estimated 7,000 nautical miles.  The boat made port visits to Trondheim, Norway and Bergen, Norway.
  • HMCS Windsor is fully operational and following a much deserved summer leave period will be participating in Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2016.

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