CTF 151 Conducted Operation Haka

December 2, 2018 – CTF 151 recently conducted Operation Haka on behalf of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a Counter Piracy Operation in the Gulf of Aden (GOA)/Socotra Gap. This was completed as part of the Kuwait Navy-led CTF 151’s enduring mission to counter piracy, and to contribute to wider maritime security in the region. Operation Haka was held over the period 16-23 November 2018, and was conducted with the dedication and assistance of adjacent forces within CMF, the European Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, Independent Deployers and regional stakeholders. Units…

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JS Akebono PASSEX with ESPS Castilla in Gulf of Aden

September 3, 2018 – On the morning of 29 August 2018, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s JS Akebono and the Spanish Navy’s ESPS Castilla – flagships under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 and the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465 respectively – conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Gulf of Aden. The PASSEX included a series of communications and maneuvering exercises, as well as helicopter training. These provided the participating warships the valuable opportunity to exercise their communication and coordination linkages, strengthened the mutual…

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Castilla Departs Rota for Operation Atalanta

Google translation The Amphibious Assault Ship “Castilla” has sailed July 19th from the Naval Base of Rota to join the operation Atlanta of the European Union whose objective is the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean, where it will remain until the month of December. The farewell ceremony was presided over by Admiral de la Flota, Juan Rodriguez Garat. [smartslider3 slider=81] “Castilla” will relieve the Maritime Action Ship “Meteoro” that is currently deployed in the operation since last April. Two helicopters of the tenth squadron of the Aircraft Fleet…

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Electronic War Exercise in the Mediterranean

Between the 18th and the 22nd of June the Electronic Warfare exercise “EWX-18” took place in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Led by the Commander of the 31st Escoltas Squadron, he had the participation of the amphibious ship Castilla and the frigates Méndez Núñez, Cristóbal Colón and Reina Sofía. [smartslider3 slider=79] The EWX-18 is a national naval exercise designed to verify and improve the operational capabilities of the electronic warfare systems of ships and aimed at increasing the training of their endowments in the use of electronic warfare means…

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