UK to lead CMF

Royal Navy to head CTF-150.

UK to lead Gulf Maritime Force

Speaking during a visit to Qatar, Michael Fallon announced that from April, the UK will lead the Combined Task Force (CTF150), which covers two million square miles, including the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman – an area that is a vital artery of world trade.

The activities of CTF150 directly influence events ashore, denying terrorist groups, including Daesh, a risk-free method of conducting attacks or moving personnel, weapons or income generating narcotics.

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