EU NAVFOR Somalia Conducts Joint Naval Exercises

Partnerships and cooperation are now more important than ever in maritime security operations. Working alongside our partners in the Indian Ocean increases capability and reach, as we continue to maintaining the rules-based international order, including through practical maritime cooperation on freedom of navigation and overflight, in order to secure the safety of maritime routes. On 16th October 2021, Japanese frigate…

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Atlantique 2 Takes Part in Operation Barkhane

The Atlantique 2 (ATL2) is a French Navy maritime patrol aircraft originally designed for anti-submarine warfare. However, its detection, communication, intelligence and attack capabilities have for many years been regularly exploited on land and more particularly in the Sahelo-Sahelian Band (BSS). Thus, ATL2 has again joined this theater of operations, which it had left a few months ago, to reinforce…

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RAAF P-8A Takes Part in Exercise Albatross Ausindo 21

In the spirit of strengthening partnerships, the RAAF last month participated with elements from the Indonesian Air Force in the annual bilateral maritime patrol training, Exercise Albatross Ausindo 21. The exercise wrapped up on September 22. A RAAF P-8A Poseidon aircraft and crew from No. 11 Squadron based at RAAF Base Edinburgh, near Adelaide, took part in the exercise held…

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RAF P-8A Named for Canadian Victoria Cross Recipient

The UK’s seventh Poseidon MRA Mk1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be known as ‘William Barker VC’ in honour of the Canadian pilot awarded a Victoria Cross whilst serving with 201 Squadron in the First World War. In October 1918, Major Barker was flying a Sopwith Snipe overhead the Western Front when he became embroiled in a dogfight with 15 enemy…

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