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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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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Four Nation MCM Exercise Artemis Trident Held in Persian Gulf

May 2, 2021 – 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…

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FS l’Aigle & HMS Brocklesby Conduct EVOLEX

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 11, 2021, after more than 2 months of deployment in the Arab-Persian Gulf, the crew of the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) l’Aigle conducted a Tactical Evolutions Exercise (EVOLEX) with the British mine hunter HMS Brocklesby. This EVOLEX, starting shortly after leaving the port of Manama in Bahrain, led the two vessels to…

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