Germany Deploys P-3 to Operation Atalanta in Djibouti

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, September 10th, 2020, a German P-3C “Orion” type maritime patrol aircraft will be relocating from the Nordholz naval air base to Djibouti again. Until shortly before Christmas around 50 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. On average, the “Orion”, nicknamed “Jester”, will…

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KBR Wins $75M Contract to Enhance Navy Bases in Djibouti

August 31, 2020 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $75 million recompete contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central to enhance infrastructure at multiple bases in Djibouti, Africa. Under this five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, KBR will provide engineering, design, construction, renovations, repairs, maintenance, demolition and other services at both Camp Lemonnier, and its associated Chabelley Airfield.…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Involved in Red Sea MEDEVAC

March 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On March 8, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte in transit in the Red Sea were at the heart of a complex medical evacuation operation (EVASAN), conducted with the support of French forces in Djibouti (FFDj) and French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), for the benefit of a…

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Germany Deploying a P-3C for Operation Atalanta

March 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – A German maritime reconnaissance aircraft P-3C “Orion” is heading towards Djibouti on the Horn of Africa on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. By mid-June around 70 soldiers from Naval Aviation Squadron 3 “Graf Zeppelin” will be part of the EU-led “Atalanta” mission. German naval aviators have been making a significant contribution to combating piracy and…

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