May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 19 to May 9, a detachment of the 23F Atlantic 2 (ATL2), maritime patrol aircraft, carried out seventeen operational flights for a total of one hundred and fifteen hours of flight time. ATL2 is engaged in Operation AGÉNOR, the military component of the EMASoH ( European-led maritime awareness in the strait of Hormuz) mission .
Since March 2020, the 21F and 23F maritime patrol flotillas have been engaged in Operation AGÉNOR. The mission of this operation is to ease tensions and protect European economic interests by guaranteeing freedom of movement in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
Maritime patrols, carried out over the northern Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, take place in coordination with the La Fayette (FLF) Guépratte type frigate , also deployed in the mission. This pooling of resources thus ensures a complete and efficient system.
This collaboration, which includes French and European resources (AGENOR hosted the Greek frigate Hydra in February and the Belgian frigate Leopold I in April ), is part of the pursuit of the efforts of France and its partners in maritime security in the region.