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Lt. Alex Burtness, left, a field support representative for Mark 18 Mod 2, prepares to lower a Mark 18 Mod 2 from the stern of FSG Kronsor during experimental Mine Countermeasure operations.
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TODENDORF, Germany (June 11, 2019) Lt. Alex Burtness, left, a field support representative for Mark 18 Mod 2, prepares to lower a Mark 18 Mod 2 from the stern of FSG Kronsor during experimental Mine Countermeasure operations. Their experimentation objectives include collecting performance measurements in an operationally relevant environment for future improvements to systems. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, marking the 47th year of one of the largest exercises in Northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)

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