U.S Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Monica Wahls
U.S Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 2nd Class Monica Wahls

U.S., Allied Forces conduct MK 18 MOD 1 UUV Training Evolution during Exercise HYDRACRAB

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Wahls
U.S. Navy

SANTA RITA, Guam (Aug. 23, 2019) Chief Select Quartermaster Anthony Hartlove, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5’s Unmanned Systems (UMS) Platoon 141, lowers a MK 18 MOD 1 Swordfish Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) into the water during an MK 18 MOD 1 Swordfish UUV knowledge exchange training evolution as part of Exercise HYDRACRAB. HYDRACRAB is a quadrilateral exercise conducted by forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) forces to operate as an integrated, capable, and potent allied force ready to respond to a changing and complex maritime environment in the Indo-Pacific region.

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