ESPS Victoria Exercises with French Forces in Djibouti

November 11, 2019 – Between the 5th and the 8th of November, in vicinity of Djibouti, Operation ATALANTA’s Spanish ship (ESPS) Victoria carried out different exercises with the French Forces in Djibouti (FFDJ). This training covered a variety of activities such as medical evacuation practices, boarding procedures and deck landing qualifications with a PUMA French helicopter. The Spanish frigate, its…

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German P-3C Returns to Operation Atalanta

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since September 13, the German seafaring reconnaissance P-3C “Orion” is back in the ATALANTA in Djibouti integrated. The German Navy pilots from Nordholz on the North Sea coast laid with the largest combat aircraft of the Bundeswehr to Djibouti: the maritime patrol aircraft P-3C “Orion”. It is a four-engine propeller aircraft and is used…

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Bundesmarine P-3 Operations in Operation Atalanta

May 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – With the reconnaissance aircraft P-3C Orion, called “Jester”, pirates were tracked down in the Indian Ocean and enlightened. In collaboration with the Spanish comrades, the forces at Operation Atalanta were able to make a significant contribution to their capture. Alarm at noon It should be a quiet Sunday. The crew of the reconnaissance aircraft…

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Spain Assumes Command of Operation Atalanta

March 12, 2019 – The frigate ‘Navarra’ will be the command ship for the next five months. The Spanish Armed Forces have assumed command of the European Union Naval Force in Somalia (EU NAVFOR Somalia) Operation Atalanta in a ceremony held in Djibouti, aboard the frigate ‘Navarra’ of the Spanish Navy. During the ceremony, the Spanish Rear admiral Ricardo Atanasio…

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INS Trikand participates in exercise Cutlass Express 2019

February 8, 2019 – INS Trikand, a front-line warship of the Indian Navy, participated in a multinational training exercise ‘CUTLASS EXPRESS – 19’ held from 27 Jan to 06 Feb 19. The aim of the exercise was to improve law enforcement capacity, promote regional security and progress inter-operability between the armed forces of the participating nations for the purpose of…

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Djibouti: Base of Operation Atalanta

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – “Djibouti” – the name promises an exotic flair. The other is a temporary home – for example, the German soldiers of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta. Djibouti is a republic in East Africa. She became independent in 1977 from the former colonial power of France. Djibouti borders Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west…

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Operation Atalanta: On patrol over dangerous waters

December 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The area of ​​operation of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta is larger than Europe. Only by airplane can this huge area in the Indian Ocean be effectively monitored. Our author went on board a German seafaring explorer of the type Orion. At half past five in the morning the thermometer is already 30 degrees –…

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Courbet in Joint Exercise off Djibouti

November 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since August 2018, the frigate Courbet took advantage of her operational release in Djibouti from 19 to 21 November, to carry out several exercises including a Tarpon exercise with the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj), before leaving the area by the straits of Bab El-Mandeb. Complex exercise involving…

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China Conducts MEDEVAC For EUNAVFOR in Djibouti

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Support Base in Djibouti conducted a joint medical rescue and evacuation drill with the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Combined Task Force (CTF) 465 on the morning of October 12, local time, in a bid to explore the methods for joint air-sea medical rescue and evacuation at oversea…

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FFDj: medium missile weapons system evaluation campaign

October 11, 2018 (Google Translation) – From 25 August to 22 September 2018 in Djibouti, the technical section of the Army (STAT), the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and the MBDA company conducted the missile weapons system evaluation campaign medium range (SA MMP). The purpose of this evaluation was to verify the suitability for use of MMP SA in a…

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Singapore Navy’s Rear Admiral Saw Shi Tat Visits INS Teg in Djibouti

A delegation led by the Commander Combined Task Force (CTF 151), Rear Admiral Saw Shi Tat, Republic of Singapore Navy, visited INS Teg (presently berthed at Djibouti) on 16 Jul 18. During the interaction, various aspects of anti-piracy operations including CTF 151 modus operandi were discussed. The Indian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Anurag Srivastav, and Nalin Kothari, Consulate General, Djibouti also…

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EU NAVFOR Helping Build Djibouti Coast Guard

Building and supporting maritime capabilities in the region is vital for on-going shared security and cooperation. EU NAVFOR is committed to assisting where it can to strengthen development with local partners. EU NAVFOR’s warship ITS Carlo Margottini recently conducted a local maritime capacity building exercise with members of the Djibouti Coastguard. The training focused on boarding operations and evidence gathering…

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SPAWAR Delivers State-of-the-Art Communication Facility to CJTF-HOA

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) delivered scalable, turnkey enterprise information and communication systems for a new joint headquarters facility to Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti June 14. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic joint command and operations center team designed, planned, engineered and integrated command, control, communication, computers,…

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