The Royal Navy and Royal Marines are putting all their core war-fighting skills to the test as they launch into Exercise Omani Cougar.

Omani Cougar is the fourth major exercise of the ongoing Cougar 13 deployment, and the UK personnel are facing an intense 6 days working alongside the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO).

Royal Marines from Juliet Company of 42 Commando have been practising their live firing skills and urban combat training in Oman while Royal Navy ships HMS Bulwark and HMS Illustrious are holding maritime warfare serials with Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Mounts Bay and 5 RNO warships.