On April 7th 2017, the Hot Wash Up (HWU) of the Mine Countermeasure exercise “ARIADNE 17” was conducted with the presence of the Chief of the Hellenic Fleet, Vice Admiral Ioannis Pavlopoulos HN, onboard the frigate HS NAVARINON, at the Patra’s port, marking the official completion of the exercise.
This exercise was organized by the Hellenic Navy and the participants included units and personnel of NATO and NO NATO states.
The great variety / multitude of units and assets, such as Minehunters, Minesweepers, AUV’s and EOD Teams, provided the participants with multiple opportunities to get trained under realistic conditions and in a multi-threat environment. The training focused on different types of mines implementing various mine counter measures and techniques.
The upgraded and advanced scenario of the exercise, along with the environment and the area in which it took place, the great variety / multitude of units and assets, and the realism in planning and execution have enhanced the reputation and the recognition of the exercise “ARIADNE”, making it particularly attractive. This has been demonstrated, in this case, by the remarkably high participation.