HMS Montrose Takes Part in Exercise Khunjar Hadd

The dagger was unsheathed once again in the Middle East as Royal Navy warships joined Omani hosts for their largest naval exercise. Khunjar Hadd – which translates as Sharp Dagger – is a regular fixture on the Middle East naval calendar. The 2022 version of the exercise, planned and led by the Royal Navy of Oman, was the 27th iteration.…

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HMS Chiddingfold Takes Part in IMX22 in the Persian Gulf

Mine warfare experts and divers on HMS Chiddingfold were given one of their most challenging workouts during the largest naval exercise in the Middle East. similar vessels from four nations participating in the huge International Maritime Exercise 2022 – involving 30 nations peppered around the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Chiddingfold found herself working alongside like-minded ships from Japan,…

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UK Minehunters Continue to Push Tech Boundaries

Minehunter crews in the Gulf have been pushing the tech boundaries and honing skills with American allies in the latest combined Anglo-American workout. The two navies hold regular joint exercises to ensure there’s no ‘skills fade’ in the delicate art of finding and neutralizing mines – especially as crews and ships regularly rotate through the region, so there’s a high…

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