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ICEX 2018: Proving Ground for Submarine Arctic Operability and Warfighting

Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 is underway in the Arctic Ocean.

The five-week biennial exercise allows us to assess our operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience there, advance understanding of the Arctic environment and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies and partner organizations.

During ICEX 2018, the Seawolf-class fast attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) from Bangor, Washington, the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) from Groton, Connecticut, and the Royal Navy Trafalgar-class submarine HMS Trenchant (S91) will conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole surfacing, scientific data collection and other training evolutions during their time in the region.

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Learn more in the ICEX 2018 briefing book.

For updates, follow this page throughout ICEX 2018 for stories, photos and videos.

Stories

Photos

BEAUFORT SEA (March 16, 2018) Coast Guard Diver 1st Class Dylan Smith, assigned to Regional Dive Locker West, dives into a water hole during a torpedo exercise in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 16, 2018) Chief Hospital Corpsman Kristopher Mandaro, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, surfaces from a waterhole during a torpedo exercise in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 11, 2018) A field team from Ice Camp Skate prepares to attach a brow aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 11, 2018) A field team from Ice Camp Skate prepares to attach a brow aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 11, 2018) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces from the ice in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 11, 2018) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces from the ice in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 11, 2018) Members of Ice Camp Skate transport equipment in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 11, 2018) Members of Ice Camp Skate transport equipment in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018) Navy Diver 2nd Class Owen Frederick, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, prepares his equipment for a mock torpedo recovery exercise at Ice Camp Skate in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018) Navy Diver 2nd Class Owen Frederick, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, prepares his equipment for a mock torpedo recovery exercise at Ice Camp Skate in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Corley, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, prepares to dive into a water hole during a mock torpedo recovery exercise in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Corley, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, prepares to dive into a water hole during a mock torpedo recovery exercise in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Corley, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, surfaces during a mock torpedo recovery exercise at Ice Camp Skate in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018) Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Corley, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, surfaces during a mock torpedo recovery exercise at Ice Camp Skate in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018 Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Corley, left, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Owen Frederick, both assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, remove their diving gear following a mock torpedo recovery exercise at Ice Camp Skate in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)
BEAUFORT SEA (March 10, 2018 Navy Diver 2nd Class Christopher Corley, left, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Owen Frederick, both assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, remove their diving gear following a mock torpedo recovery exercise at Ice Camp Skate in support of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Michael H. Lee/Released)

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Videos

A team consisting of members of the Undersea Warfighting Development Center Arctic Submarine Laboratory (UWDC ASL), the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science conducted pioneering surveys to analyze and collect data on ice floes across the Beaufort Sea in preparation for the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 Ice Camp Skate, Feb. 26-29.

 

ARCTIC CIRCLE (Feb. 28, 2018) A team consisting of members of the Undersea Warfighting Development Center Arctic Submarine Laboratory (UWDC ASL), the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science conducted pioneering surveys to analyze and collect data on ice floes across the Beaufort Sea in preparation for the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 Ice Camp Skate, Feb. 26-28. (U.S. Navy video by Airman 1st Class Kelly Willett)

 

A team consisting of members of the Undersea Warfighting Development Center Arctic Submarine Laboratory (UWDC ASL), the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science conducted pioneering surveys to analyze and collect data on ice floes across the Beaufort Sea in preparation for the Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2018 Ice Camp Skate, Feb 26-28. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

 

Andy Mahoney, assistant research professor University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute explains how Ice Camp Skate selected its location March 7, 2018. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

 

A graphic display of USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfacing through ice during Ice Exercise 2018 (ICEX). (U.S. Navy video/Released)

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