Update on JMSDF Somalia Air Operations for March

April 14, 2017 – Aerial activities of P-3C patrol aircraft off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden
Record of Mission (As of March, 2017)
1. Number of flights
22 flights (Accumulated Total (AT): 1,768 flights)
2. Flight hours
Approx. 180 hours (AT: Approx. 13,570 hours)
3. Number of visually confirmed commercial ships
Approx. 1,800 ships (AT: Approx. 146,800 ships)
4. Number of the information provided to Japanese destroyers, foreign warships, and/or
commercial ships
Approx. 70 times (AT: Approx. 12,620 times)
5. Specific Cases which requires action by the units