Commander Maritime Forces Visits EU Naval Force German and Spanish Maritime Air Detachments in DjiboutiMay 9, 2014 - 12:36
The Commander of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Commodore Jeremy Blunden Royal Navy, visited the EU Naval Force Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachments from both Germany and Spain in Djibouti.
Commander Stefan Becker, the Commanding Officer of the German MPRA Detachment, and Lieutenant Colonel Jacobo Lecube Porrúa, the Commanding Officer of the Spanish MPRA detachment, provided an overview on the capabilities and equipment of the EU Naval Force MPRA detachments, followed by a guided tour of the German and Spanish aircraft.
Combined Maritime Forces is the CFT 151 Counter-Piracy Operation which works very closely with EU Naval Force and NATO’s Operation Ocean Shield to combat piracy off the Coast of Somalia and in the Indian Ocean. Combined Maritime Forces CTF 150 also includes the 30 nation coalition’s regional Maritime Security operation.
You can read more about Combined Maritime Forces here.
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