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Norway: NATO tests submarine-detecting drones

Norway, Bergen Sea
May 8, 2015 at 06:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The NATO research vessel ‘The Alliance’ tested out its submarine detecting AUV drones off the coast of Norway on Thursday. The testing was part of NATO exercise ‘Dynamic Mongoose’; a submarine detecting exercise, in which submarines will simulate attacks on surface ships through various approaches.

Despite its resemblance to airborne drones, AUV’s cannot be manned in real time; instead they travel on a programmed course using sonar technology to detect unusual objects which may be submarines.

Ten countries are taking part in the drills including the US, the Netherlands, Norway Germany, Canada and Sweden.

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The NATO research vessel ‘The Alliance’ tested out its submarine detecting AUV drones off the coast of Norway on Thursday. The testing was part of NATO exercise ‘Dynamic Mongoose’; a submarine detecting exercise, in which submarines will simulate attacks on surface ships through various approaches.

Despite its resemblance to airborne drones, AUV’s cannot be manned in real time; instead they travel on a programmed course using sonar technology to detect unusual objects which may be submarines.

Ten countries are taking part in the drills including the US, the Netherlands, Norway Germany, Canada and Sweden.

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