German aircrew heads home

Successful deployment for German MPA.

German marine mission to depart after three months on anti-piracy patrol

Before EU NAVFOR’s German P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) and its detachment of 85 personnel depart their current base in Djibouti to fly home to Germany later this week, Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, took to opportunity to meet the crew to thank them for their outstanding support.

The German detachment has been deployed with EU NAVFOR for the past three months. The aircraft has flown almost 400 hours and completed over 45 flying missions as part of the European Union’s efforts to deter and disrupt acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia.

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