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U.S, UK, French navies commence drills




(MENAFN) Navies from the UK, United States and France commenced massive anti-mine drills as part of efforts to back the free movement of trade within Gulf waters.

Launched off Bahrain coast, the Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures drill joined by the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy and the French Marine Nationale in the Arabian Gulf.

U.S. Fifth Fleet commented "as mines threaten maritime traffic indiscriminately, the U.S., France and United Kingdom are dedicated to conducting tactical training to counter the risk of mines in order to support the continued free flow of commerce and freedom of navigation in this critical region."

Exercises are prioritizing boosting interoperability and illustrating the dedication of the three countries to guarantee unfettered maritime operations.

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U.S, UK, French navies commence drills

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