24 February 2011

UK In Action: HMS Northumberland Hard to Starboard

Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland makes a hard turn to starboard during an 'anti-swarm' exercise. HMS Northumberland had the opportunity to get some valuable training conducted whilst at sea during her Middle Eastern deployment. The ship, its Merlin and sea boats took part in an anti-swarm exercise, training her crew in how to deal with a terrorist attack from the sea. HMS Northumberland’s mission is part of a multi-national effort to disrupt terrorist and organised crime smuggling routes that provide both supplies and finances to terrorist organisations. This involves the ship operating for extended periods in the harsh and uncomfortable environment of the Middle East.

img from UK MoD

By: Widow 6-7

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