Gulf Based Royal Navy Ships Practicing Mine Hunting

Posted on April 18, 2019

Sailors from the Royal Navy have been practising their minehunting capabilities along with their American and French counterparts off the coast of Bahrain.

Exercise Artemis Trident has been taking place a 30-minute helicopter journey away from Bahrain in the Arabian Gulf.

It has given personnel from the UK, United States and France an opportunity to learn techniques off one another and hone their minehunting capability.

RFA Cardigan Bay and minehunter HMS Ledbury, now based in Bahrain, were among the other Royal Navy ships involved in the exercise, as well as Sandown-class minehunter HMS Shoreham.

The Royal Navy brought a range of personnel and technology on the exercise.

Among the equipment used were unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV), such as the Seafox and the REMUS 100 which can dive to a depth of 100 metres in search of mines.

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