Strengthening Partnership: UK and U.S. Navies Conduct Mine Hunting and Countermeasures Exercise

200910-A-FC661-1071 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) - A MH-60 Seahawk helicopter, attached to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 hoists an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the water after preparing a detonation site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)
200910-A-FC661-1071 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) - A MH-60 Seahawk helicopter, attached to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 hoists an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the water after preparing a detonation site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200910-A-FC661-1071 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – A MH-60 Seahawk helicopter, attached to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 hoists an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the water after preparing a detonation site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200910-A-RX269-1006 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 is hoisted into a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, during mine countermeasures training in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 and HSC 26 are deployed to the U.S 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S Army photo by Spc. William Gore)
200910-A-RX269-1006 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 is hoisted into a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, during mine countermeasures training in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 and HSC 26 are deployed to the U.S 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S Army photo by Spc. William Gore)

200910-A-HS292-1010 SOUTHERN ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) A Mark VI
patrol boat attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 performs precision maneuvers with the Royal Navy Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Chiddingfold (M37) during a bi-lateral mine countermeasure exercise between the U.K. and U.S. in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 56 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tradale Bryant)

200910-A-FT904-1190 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) The Royal Navy Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel HMS Chiddingfold (M37), right, sails in formation with a Mark VI patrol boat attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 during a bi-lateral mine countermeasure exercise between the U.K. and U.S. in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 56 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and conducts mine warfare operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Clegg)

200910-A-FT904-1087 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) A Mark VI patrol boat attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 conducts force-protection training during a bilateral mine countermeasure exercise between the U.K. and U.S. in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 56 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and conducts mine warfare operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Clegg)

200910-A-FT904-1033 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) A Sailor assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 stands security aboard a Mark VI patrol boat during a bilateral mine countermeasure exercise between the U.K. and U.S. in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 56 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and conducts mine warfare operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Clegg)

200910-A-FC661-1121 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – A MH-60 Seahawk helicopter, attached to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 hoists an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the water after clearing a detonation site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200910-A-FC661-1101 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – Sailors assigned to the mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) search a blast site following detonation during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. Dextrous is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200910-A-FC661-1086 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 detonate ordnance during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 56 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200910-A-FC661-1071 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – A MH-60 Seahawk helicopter, attached to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52 hoists an explosive ordnance disposal technician from the water after preparing a detonation site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 52 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200910-A-FC661-1014 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 10, 2020) – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 and Sailors assigned to the mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) prepare a blast site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 10. CTF 56 and Dextrous are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200909-RX269-A-0020 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 9, 2020) – The mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13), explosive ordnance disposal technicians, assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 52, and a MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, conduct mine countermeasures training during a bi-lateral exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 9. CTF 52 and HSC 26 are deployed to the U.S 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S Army photo by Spc. William Gore)

200909-A-FC661-1051 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 9, 2020) – Sailors assigned to the mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 prepare a mock demolition site during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 9. Dextrous and CTF 56 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

200909-A-FC661-1028 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 9, 2020) – An explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 gives the okay to jump from an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 9. CTF 56 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua DuRant)

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