Spain Hosts NATO Submarine Commanders Conference

Last week, Commander Submarine Forces NATO (COMSUBNATO) led the 2015 NATO Submarine Commanders Conference to discuss issues of importance to NATO’s thirteen submarine operating nations.

Attendees of the two-day conference included leaders and force commanders of submarine operating nations in NATO. During the conference, COMSUBNATO provided an update on submarine operations and exercises within the Alliance, as well as undersea warfare doctrine, submarine participation in assurance measures for Allies, and an update on the certification of the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) in Northwood as having achieved full operational capability (FOC).

The conference also featured national update briefings from submarine-operating Allies, and a session on future expectations and challenges for Allied submarine operations.

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