NZ heads to CMF
Combined Maritime Forces tackle piracy and smuggling.
NZDF To Help Counter Piracy And Trafficking in Middle East
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is sending a 55-member contingent and an Air Force P-3K2 Orion surveillance aircraft to the Middle East to join an international partnership against piracy and people and drug trafficking.
Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the NZDF team would help patrol 3.2 million square miles of international water in the Middle East to support the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) over the next 12 months.
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