German P-3C Orion Now Part of Operation Atalanta

The German P-3C Orion, Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) joined Operation Atalanta on Tuesday, September 15.

Led by Commander Bodo Ahlers, the German contingent of P-3C Orion is currently based in Djibouti, and patrols the coast of Somalia, providing a detailed picture and up to date information of the coastal region.

Commander Ahlers said:

The P-3C Orion is perfect for this operation, in that it is quick to react to a situation and has a highly trained crew to analyse the information that it collects to support the counter-piracy mission.

Image: EU Naval Force

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