GROTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut-based attack submarine has traveled to the Arctic Ocean for Navy exercises intended to test capabilities in harsh, frigid conditions.
The Navy says Groton-based USS New Mexico joined attack submarine USS Hampton out of San Diego for Arctic exercises that began on Wednesday.
The Navy says the submarine force conducts the Ice Exercises to assure continued access to the Arctic Ocean, which submarines cross when traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
A camp and tracking range will be built into an ice floe north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
The Navy says the submarine force last conducted Arctic exercises in 2012 by the last time an ice camp was established for exercises there was 2011.
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