HMS Richmond, Merlin Helicopters Train Together

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Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Richmond has taken part in training exercises with UK Merlin helicopters in the Indian Ocean.

The training is part of a package that will advance anti submarine warfare tactics.

Working with 820 Naval Air Squadron Merlin Mk 2 helicopters, also deployed in the region, Richmond made use of her advanced specialist equipment to hunt and track simulated submarines.

HMS Richmond’s primary tasking in the Indian Ocean has been as part of Combined Maritime Forces Combined Task Force 150.

Their mission is to promote maritime security in order to counter terrorist activity and other illegal activities.

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