A two-stage torpedo recovery after a test torpedo launch by one of the U.S. Navy attack submarines at Ice Camp Queenfish associated with Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022 in the Arctic Ocean. (Ice Camp Queenfish is built on an ice sheet floating 160 nautical miles off the coast of Alaska in the Arctic Ocean.)
The recovery starts with U.S. Coast Guard Diver 1st Class Antony Saucier and U.S. Navy Equipment Operator 2nd Class Jonathan Moore diving under the ice to recover the test torpedo and prepare it for the following airlift by a helicopter to the ice-covered surface.
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) personnel then de-fuel the recovered training torpedo. The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752) and Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) were involved in Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2022.
ICEX 2022 is a three-week exercise that allows the Navy to assess its operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and continue to develop relationships with other services, allies, and partner organizations.
U.S. Navy video segments by Lt. Seth Koenig Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Yarborough March 2022