Ten years of Operation Atalanta: EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance AircraftDecember 20, 2018 - 10:43
10 years of Operation Atalanta’s counter-piracy efforts have seen a continual presence of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) deployed to Djibouti, Mombasa (Kenya) and Victoria (Seychelles). The MPRAs have been provided by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain. They help to create a broader maritime intelligence picture and when used effectively they can capture crucial imagery and intelligence as well as influencing suspect vessels to behave in a certain way.
In November 2018, EU NAVFOR’s Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral Giuseppe Rapese visited the Spanish and German MPRA detachments. He had the opportunity to discuss the progress and celebrate ten years of the operation with the crews.
Our MRPA detachments work closely with key aviation partners, including the Japanese MPRA detachment based in Djibouti. Together, these crews play a crucial part in keeping maritime shipping safe from the threat of piracy, to allow the free flow of international commerce.
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