U.S., ROK Navy to Conduct Ex Clear Horizon

The U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies will participate in Exercise Clear Horizon which is to take place in waters south of the Korean peninsula from November 9-13.

Clear Horizon is an annual exercise between the U.S. and ROK navies designed to improve cooperation and capabilities in mine countermeasure operations.

Approximately 330 U.S. Navy personnel assigned to Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, along with MH-53E helicopters from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 and teams from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 5, will join ROK navy forces for the bilateral training.

During the exercise, U.S. and ROK units will practice clearing routes for shipping and conduct training surveys for clearing operational areas. Mine clearing helicopters will also be utilized to rehearse mine countermeasure operations from the air.

Clear Horizon is one of approximately 20 annual bilateral training exercises held each year between the U.S. and ROK navies aimed at strengthening the alliance and preserving stability and peace around the Korean peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia.

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