Barroso is the new UNIFIL Maritime Task Force Flagship

September 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 15, two ships built in Brazil were protagonists during the Handover ceremony in waters of the Mediterranean Sea . The “Barroso” Corvette became, for the third time, the United Nations Interim Force Lebanon (FTM-UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force flagship, replacing the “Union” Frigate, which successfully completed a period of six months on mission, making 23 patrols and 92 days at sea. The FTM-UNIFIL was created on October 15, 2006, in compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, at the request of the…

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Bundestag Extends Foreign missions KFOR Kosovo Force and UNIFIL

June 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The majority of the German Bundestag extended two foreign missions of the Bundeswehr on Friday. It concerns the mandate to continue the German participation in the international security presence in Kosovo (KFOR Kosovo Force) and to continue the participation of armed German armed forces in the “United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon” (UNIFIL United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon). Parliament extended the two missions for another year until June 30, 2020. With the extension of the missions by the German Bundestag, the Bundeswehr makes…

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Exercise Blue Cedar off Lebanon

June 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – From June 17 to 22, the amphibious helicopter carrier Diksmuide and the La Fayette Guépratte- type frigate will participate in the “Blue Cedar” amphibious exercise, off Lebanon. Blue Cedar is a punctual exercise that is part of the bilateral cooperation between France and Lebanon. The complex scenario combines an amphibious deployment with air-land maneuvers. In 2019, the volume of force is unprecedented with nearly 1,000 French and Lebanese soldiers from the navies and armies of the two countries. Cedar Bleu contributes to the tactical…

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US, Lebanon Armed Forces Complete Resolute Response 18

U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18 at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, June 25-July 6. RR18 is an annual bilateral engagement between the U.S. Navy and LAF with the focus of sharing and knowledge, insight and strategy in the fields of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), dive operations, civil military operations and visit, board, search and seizure. The exercise served to enhance military relations and strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Lebanese Republic. This cooperation demonstrates both nations’ commitment to the freedom of navigation…

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