The operations include:
- MK 18 MOD 1 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) operations
- Pool familiarization dive
- Simulated helicopter deployment
- Actual helicopter deployment
- live demolition operations in the water
CH16 is a live-action exercise which enhances cooperation and improves capabilities in mine countermeasures operations, with participating nations including Republic of Korea Navy, United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.