Joint training exercise aims to raise the efficiency of crews
The Royal Navy has been helping the Amiri Naval Forces practice defending ships from external attackers, as part of a joint training exercise.
Media sources in the Gulf say the exercise took part in the economic waters of the State of Qatar.
"The phases of the exercise included training on how to maneuver and how to defend the ship in the event of an external attack, as well as a visit and inspection exercise and other exercises that contribute to the exchange of experiences between the two countries," reported iloveqatar and thepeninsulaqatar
"The Commander of the exercise, Captain Naser Ayed Al Qahtani, said that these exercises aim to raise the efficiency of crews and standardize concepts, and that they are within cooperation agreements between the two countries in the fields of training and planning on all tasks and duties required."
The Royal Navy's has a continued presence in The Gulf, as part of Operation Kipion, which sees the UK's armed forces "help ensure the safe flow of trade and oil in the area" as part of its "enduring commitment to peace and stability in the region".
Four of the Royal Navy's minehunters have a permanent presence in the region, as a "demonstration of our continued commitment to enduring peace and safe passage in the area".