Ardent is Underway with Elements of Combined Task Force 52 
Sailors monitor the display of the AN/SQQ 32 variable depth mine hunting detection and classification sonar 
 
ARABIAN GULF - Mineman Seaman Bret Hopkins, left, monitors the display of the AN/SQQ 32 variable depth mine hunting detection and classification sonar as Mineman Seaman Anthony Baker identifies the objects aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Ardent (MCM 12). Ardent is underway with elements of Combined Task Force 52 participating in a Joint mine countermeasure exercise with U.S., U.K., French and NATO forces.
 
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