Royal Navy Joins Allied Navies in Major Gulf Minehunting Exercise.
Four Royal Navy ships led the way in the largest test of international minehunting forces in the Gulf since the pandemic.
More than 700 personnel – sailors, divers and aircrew – from the UK, US, Australia and France have taken part in Artemis Trident, a two-week workout testing the ability of the four allied nations to keep sea lanes open.
The two-week exercise integrated ships, units and staff from the participating nations to create a potent combined minehunting task force – seven mine warfare vessels, one command ship, a couple of fast patrol boats, three helicopters and three specialist dive teams who can deploy anywhere around the globe.
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