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    British, French Navies Join US Navy in Unified Trident Exercise in Persian Gulf

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    The Unified Trident multilateral exercise comprising of four allied navies has begun in the international waters of the Persian Gulf, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced in a press release on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The exercise includes all US Naval Forces Central Command’s task forces, integrating 17 ships and multiple aircraft from all four participating nations, the release explained.

    "Unified Trident is a multilateral exercise with the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, French Marine Nationale and the US Navy… to maintain readiness and improve cooperation to ensure the free flow of commerce," the release said.

    The Unified Trident maritime exercise will conclude on February 2, the release added.


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