Additionally, it exposes mine countermeasures
forces to hostile fire.
Organic mine countermeasures
will reside within each carrier battle group and each amphibious-ready group.
Maintaining them is challenging, but the work must go on until new technology--such as the littoral combat ship's mine countermeasure
mission package, which has faced delays--comes online, he said during a panel discussion at the National Defense Industrial Association'; annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference in Annapolis, Maryland.
For the first time, Mine Countermeasure
Exercise has also been scheduled concurrently with Exercise Naseem Al Bahr.
The joint mine warfare exercise, held with the support of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures
Group 2 (SNMCMG2) is set to be conducted from 9 to 17 November, at the polygons in the territorial sea and the contiguous zone of the Republic of Bulgaria, reportsA BulgarianMilitary.com
It is part of Mine Countermeasures
Squadron 7 operating in the Indo-Pacific region.
The US Navy contributors to the exercise are its expeditionary sea base USS Lewis B Puller, fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba, Avenger-class mine countermeasures
ship USS Sentry, Island-class coastal patrol boats USCGC Maui and USCGC Wrangell.
Meanwhile, the USS Chief, an Avenger-class mine countermeasures
ship of the US Navy's 7th Fleet, is in the country for a port visit.
This year it is being held in the Gulf of Saros in Gallipoli Peninsula, north the Aegean Sea, northwest Turkey, until December 3, with the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures
Group II (SNMCMG2) taking part, he said.
Standing Mine Countermeasures
Group 1 arrived for a port visit as part of the group's 2017 deployment.
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