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ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 30, 2009) Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 MH-60S Knighthawks conduct anti-submarine operations near amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) during UNITAS Gold. This year marks the 50th iteration of UNITAS, a multinational exercise that provides opportunities for participating nations to increase their collective ability to counter illicit maritime activities that threaten regional stability. Participating countries and observers are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, U.S. and Uruguay. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Shelander/Released)

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