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Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines - Pirates

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Royal Marines - Pirates
A mix of Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel from HMS Portland interdict 2 vessels belonging to suspected pirates in the Gulf Of Aden. Note the Lynx HMA.8 helicopter, from HMS Portland, providing top cover for the operation. The Lynx is equipped with with a .50 caliber HMG and carries a Maritime Sniper Team who are typically armed with high-caliber sniper rifles.
more info on this incident : official MOD report
Royal Navy photo by Alex Cave/Released | sourced from wikimedia commons
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